Wendy Kagan is a Partner in MKCI’s New York City office, assists in the overall management of the New York City office, and is Managing Director of the New York City Asbestos practice. Wendy is a seasoned attorney with an extensive background in numerous types of litigation and appellate experience, including toxic tort, asbestos, medical malpractice and personal injury matters. Her experience includes representing both plaintiffs and defendants. In particular, Wendy has extensive experience defending Fortune 500 and smaller family owned corporate clients in asbestos related actions and practices in the firm’s Asbestos department.
Wendy works closely with her team to provide a successful outcome for their clients, and also serves as National Coordinating Counsel for clients involving asbestos. She is involved in all facets of the litigation, working closely with her clients on high value matters, and obtaining favorable results, including building defenses to minimize financial exposure.
Wendy was awarded a BV rating by Martindale-Hubbell* in areas of Toxic Torts, Litigation and Environmental Law. She is also a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance; selected attorneys are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.
Wendy is guided by MKCI’s commitment to excellence, not only in her professional career, but also in her personal life. She has raised three children, and participated in their extracurricular activities, such as volunteering on her local Youth Soccer Board, while simultaneously providing her clients with the high level of legal representation they have come to expect from both Wendy and MKCI.
Prior to joining MKCI, Wendy was a Partner at a New Jersey based law firm, heading up its New York Asbestos Litigation Practice. Significant decisions include Karl Felten v. York International Corp., Supreme Court State of New York, County of New York, Index No. 114005/06, dated November 16, 2007 where the New York Supreme Court found a manufacturer of an air conditioning unit used in commercial use not liable for asbestos insulation as it was not foreseeable that the unit would be insulated with asbestos. Published decisions include Eugene Charlop v. A.O. Smith Water Products, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, Index No. 106190/07, entered July 21, 2009.
Wendy obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from SUNY Buffalo.
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