Edward (Ned) J. Kirk is a partner in our New York office. He represents domestic and international insurers and reinsurers in commercial insurance matters, including professional liability, directors and officers liability (D&O), fiduciary liability, errors and omissions, fidelity, commercial crime, general liability, reps and warranties, property, business interruption and cyber risk claims. He has successfully defended insurers in complex and high dollar value coverage and bad faith litigation in federal and state courts across the United States, and has extensive experience resolving coverage disputes and underlying claims through alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including mediation, arbitration and CPR mini trial.   

Ned has handled numerous high profile insurance matters involving financial institutions and D&O coverage and claims arising from fraudulent schemes, regulatory investigations, shareholder litigation and other types of complex commercial lawsuits against financial institutions, public companies, investment advisors and their directors and officers. 

Many of Ned's cases involve cross border legal issues and exposures in jurisdictions outside of the United States. He works closely with Clyde & Co's offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and South America on international claims investigations and coverage litigation. He frequently advises insurers in the United States, Europe and Asia regarding policy wording, underwriting issues and product development.  

Ned holds an AV Peer Review Rating, the highest ranking for legal ability and general ethical standards, from Martindale-Hubbell.

He is a frequent speaker at insurance industry and Clyde & Co events around the world, has published numerous articles on various topics relating to commercial insurance law and financial institution risks and is often asked to comment on professional liability insurance risks and trends.


  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • J.D., Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, 1997
  • B.A., History, Columbia College, Columbia University, 1992


  • American Bar Association
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • New York Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)