Alan Russo's broad experience and achievement gained from trying high exposure civil liability cases over many years enabled him to establish the firm in 1996.
Since the firm's inception, he has been instrumental in leading the evolution of the firm into what it is today, a full service insurance defense firm.
Alan currently handles complex high exposure trials and regularly advises major insurance carriers and self-insured entities on matters relating to tort liability, trial practice, insurance coverage and litigation strategy.
Russo & Gould recently published an article in Building Western New York, the official publication of the Construction Exchange of Buffalo & WNY, Inc., entitled "Russo & Gould LLP Provides Overview of Exposure and Pitfalls for Contractors, Owners, and Subcontractors." The article discussed the legal and financial burdens that New York''s rigid labor laws can place on owners and general contractors when accidents occur on job sites, offering several suggestions for protecting against financial liability exposure.
Headline verdict amounts continue to rise, dragging up settlement values and turning claims scenarios into high-stakes negotiations. Alan Russo and Marie Castronuovo were part of a panel of insurance defense experts discussing the rise in nuclear verdicts at a DRI webinar in March. They discussed how new research and strategies are helping insurers to better assess, triage and limit their litigation liabilities, and how to counter an increasingly better funded, coordinated and sophisticated plaintiff's bar.