Peter Biging

Peter Biging is a partner with Goldberg Segalla in New York City. He is an accomplished trial and appellate attorney with more than 24 years of experience as a litigator in the state and federal courts of New York. His practice focuses on professional liability work, including the defense of professionals against errors and omissions claims, and defense of malpractice claims against a range of professionals, including attorneys, insurance agents and brokers, and real estate professionals and property managers, as well as representation of securities broker/dealers and registered representatives in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA arbitration) proceedings.

Peter is a prolific author and presenter on professional liability and coverage issues. He was editor for the American Bar Association’s Professionals’, Officers’, and Directors’ Liability Committee newsletter, was the coauthor of a monthly column devoted to insurance agent and broker errors and omissions for PIA Magazine, and has written an article titled “Developments in Insurance Agents and Brokers Errors and Omissions Liability 2009–2010” to be published in the American Bar Association Tort & Insurance Practice Law Journal's forthcomingAnnual Survey of the Law of Professional Liability.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation: Committees on Employment & Labor Relations, Insurance Coverage Litigation, and Professional Liability Litigation
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • New York City Bar Association


  • Selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Queens College, The City University of New York, B.A., cum laude, 1981
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1986
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Date: 1/6/2017
By Peter Biging

The following article will provide a summary of some of the more interesting and significant developments in insurance agent and broker E&O in 2016.    

Date: 3/14/2016
By Peter Biging

This month’s follow-up article, Part 2 of our Year in Review wrap-up, will discuss a number of interesting case decisions in 2015.

Date: 2/16/2016
By Peter Biging

In the latter part of 2013, and in 2014, enormously significant decisions in Indiana, Florida and New York were issued which dramatically altered the landscape—now and going forward—with respect to how courts will consider claims asserting the existence of a “duty to advise” based on allegations of facts purporting to evidence a “special relationship.” While the year 2015 was arguably not nearly so dynamic, there were still a number of rulings of interest.

Date: 2/12/2015
By Peter Biging

This article discusses the significant 2014 decisions concerning the “duty to read” and its applicability as a defense to failure to procure claims.

Date: 1/15/2015
By Peter Biging

This past year agents and brokers E&O began with a bang, with several enormously significant decisions regarding the duty to advise. 

Date: 5/19/2014
By Peter Biging

This is part two of a two part article discussing the most significant court decisions affecting insurance agents and brokers in 2013.

Date: 4/15/2014
By Peter Biging

This is part one of a two part article discussing the most significant court decisions affecting insurance agents and brokers in 2013.

Date: 1/1/2013
By Peter Biging

2012 saw a number of interesting developments in regard to the law of insurance agents and brokers errors and omissions claims. This article will analyze and discuss some of the more significant decisions in 2012. 

Date: 4/1/2012
By Peter Biging

This article analyzes recent developments in case law around the country concerning the duty to advise, and discusses strategies to employ to avoid exposure for failure to properly advise regarding insurance coverage.