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2018 Break Out Awards, Northeast: Carrie DiCanio

2018 Break Out Awards, Northeast: Carrie DiCanio



Anderson Kill P.C.

New York

Age: 38

Carrie DiCanio became a shareholder at Anderson Kill P.C. in 2017 after serving with the firm as an associate since 2008. She represents policyholders in insurance coverage disputes concerning environmental, asbestos, product liability, property, and directors and officers claims. Ms. DiCanio also co-founded Women’s Network at Anderson Kill and is co-chair of Cordozo Women, an alumni group for women graduates of her alma mater, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Emerging risks in your specialty

My specialty is directors and officers, and there are two main emerging risks I see. One is corporate fiduciary liability for workplace discrimination and harassment, primarily in the wake of the MeToo movement and the revelations about workplace discrimination that have come to light. The other main area of risk I see pertains to securities litigation over data breaches.

Job change over the next 10 years

There has been a lot of talk about technological development in the insurance industry with respect to artificial intelligence and blockchain, but I don’t think that’s going to impact the need for coverage lawyers who specialize in lines of coverage like directors and officers and other types of coverage which include large claims.

Advice to someone starting in the business

I would tell them to work hard and learn as much as you can about the problems with which they are assisting clients. I would tell them to take the challenges that are presented to them and to always say “yes.”

Something people don’t know about you

Most people do not know that I have run three marathons, including the New York City Marathon, which I ran in under four hours. My best race was the Mohawk-Hudson marathon, which I did in 3 hours and 29 minutes.

Favorite meal

Lasagna, because it’s the ultimate comfort food for me.


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