Charles Platto
Adjunct Professor of Law

Law Offices of Charles Platto
1020 Park Avenue, Suite 6B
New York, NY 10028

Telephone: 212-423-0579
Fax: 212-423-0590

Job Experience

Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellow, 1969-1971

Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Associate, New York and Paris (as conseil juridique), 1971-1979

Cahill Gordon & Reindel, New York
Partner, 1980-1991
Chairman, Litigation Education Committee, 1987-1991

New York University School of Law, New York
Adjunct Associate Professor of Insurance Law, 1990-1994

Brooks McNally Platto & Vitt, Norwich, VT and Hanover, NH
Partner, 1991-1999

Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT
Adjunct Professor of Insurance Law, 1993 - 2006

Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn, New York
Partner in charge of United States practice, 1994-1997

Law Offices of Charles Platto, PLC, Norwich,VT, Hanover, NH and New York, NY, Partner,1999 - 2006

Fordham Law School, New York
Adjunct Professor of Insurance Law, 2002 - present

Wiggin and Dana LLP, New York
Partner in charge of national insurance practice, 2007 – 2009

Law Offices of Charles Platto, New York
(domestic and international commercial and insurance arbitration, mediation, expert witness services, litigation oversight/management) 2009 - present

Represented insurance companies, brokers and insureds in complex domestic and international insurance and reinsurance litigations, arbitrations and regulatory proceedings and coverage matters for more than twenty-five years. Argued appeals for insurance industry before New York Court of Appeals and before the Vermont Supreme Court.

Lecturer on New York insurance law issues for the American Arbitration Association

Expert witness on insurance issues in court and arbitration proceedings

Advisor on claims adjusting procedures

New York and national coverage counsel to leading insurance organization on environmental/professional liability issues

Adjunct professor, teaching Principles of Insurance Law and Insurance Litigation at New York University School of Law, Vermont Law School and Fordham Law School

Retained by national insurance trade associations to submit amicus briefs to U.S. Supreme Court and New York Court of Appeals and Appellate Division


Involved in international commercial and litigation matters since 1974. Practiced for two years in Paris. Have written and lectured widely on intemationa1 litigation matters. Member U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on Judgments and Internationa1 Law Section of Law Committee of American Arbitration Association. Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Tribunal.


Over twenty-five years experience in a wide range of general business and commercial litigation , arbitration and mediation matters, representing large and small companies in contract negotiations and drafting and business disputes. Arbitrator in ICC and AAA matters. Counsel in JAMS and private and court mediations.


University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1966

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1969

Assistant Editor, Michigan Law Review

New York University School of Law, L.L.M., 1974