Matthew D. Kennedy

Partner  / New York  / Stamford

Matt serves as national recovery counsel to one of the world’s largest insurers.  He prides himself on exceeding expectations and delivering results.  Managing a network of attorneys in all fifty states, he solves problems relating to retained limits, liens, deductible obligations, collateral, contribution, and indemnity.  He’s made sizeable recoveries in subrogation actions involving aviation losses, telecommunications satellites, and defective products.  Matt is also proud to represent people who’ve been injured or lost loved ones because of the careless and unsafe practices of others; he’s had notable successes with FELA, Labor Law, and premises liability claims.

A father of four and avid Yankees fan, Matt enjoys coaching and playing soccer, weight training, skiing, reading, and landscaping.  A lifelong fan of thoroughbred horseracing, Matt dreams of one day campaigning a Travers winner (but in more grounded moments would settle for hitting the board in a middling allowance race).

  • Georgetown University, B.A.
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
  • New York, 2002
  • SDNY, 2009, NDNY, 2011, EDNY, 2013
  • Western District of Michigan, 2013
  • Served on Zoning Board of Appeals and as Town Supervisor, Town of Beekman, NY
  • Founders’ Club Member, Dutchess County Gaelic Athletic Association
  • Youth soccer coach, 2008 to present
  • Soccer referee
  • Member, Knights of Columbus
  • Brought one of the first successful subrogation actions involving a failed telecommunications satellite; the damage arose from the mission planner’s failure to account for lunar gravity in designing the LEOP phase; unearthed evidence that planner had made the same error in multiple prior missions; recovered $17 million for the market
  • Secured summary judgment on 240(1) liability on behalf of employee who fell through a sidewalk shed that was in the process of being dismantled
  • FELA action against Amtrak on behalf of signal maintainer who was tragically struck and killed by train (confidential settlement)
  • Recovered $8 million from the manufacturer of a throttle quadrant assembly; C-27J suffered damage when assembly failed during throttle slam testing
  • Successful action against homeowner on behalf of gutter installer who suffered quadriplegia owing to untended icy driveway conditions (confidential settlement)
  • Multiple suits against contractual indemnitors (and/or their carriers) for recovery of loss amounts paid on wrongfully-denied tenders
  • Recovery of lien monies owed/disputed on third-party actions, including the pursuit of actions directly by comp carrier, as assignee

Matthew D. Kennedy

E: [email protected]
T: 203.580.4455
F: 203.580.4350

Twelve East 49th Street
Tower 49 – 31st Floor
New York, NY 10017

One Landmark Square
21st Floor
Stamford, CT 06901

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