January 2019
We are pleased to welcome David C. Sienko, Elise A. Smith, and Stephanie N. Williams to our firm’s
Insurance + Reinsurance Group

dsienko@rc.com 212.451.2964

Chrysler East Building
666 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
David Sienko focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage litigation and counseling. He represents domestic and international insurers in a broad array of coverage disputes and in connection with high-exposure liability claims.

Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, David worked for a New York City-based law firm as coverage and monitoring counsel to the Lloyd’s of London market, Bermuda-based insurers and reinsurers, and domestic coverholders. In that role, he provided strategic guidance on complex coverage issues, professional liability litigation, and a wide range of health care issues. 

While in law school, David served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Martin Glenn, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Elise A. Smith Associate


Chrysler East Building
666 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Elise Smith focuses her practice on complex insurance coverage litigation and counseling. She represents domestic and international insurers in a broad range of insurance coverage disputes arising under commercial general liability, professional liability, employment practices liability, and excess and umbrella liability insurance policies. 

Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Elise worked for a New York City-based law firm, where she counseled clients on litigation strategy and contract interpretation. She also represented insurers in coverage and claims handling issues in both litigated and non-litigated matters, including coverage disputes involving environmental, toxic tort, construction defect, property damage, products liability and professional liability.
Elise began her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Clarkson S. Fisher, Jr., P.J.A.D., of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. While attending law school, she served as an articles editor for the Rutgers Law Review.  


777 Brickell Avenue
Suite 680
Miami, FL 33131
Stephanie Williams focuses her practice defending insurers in insurance coverage disputes, including residential and commercial property claims. She represents insurance companies in a broad range of insurance coverage disputes, providing advice to clients regarding coverage obligations and representing them through all phases of litigation. She has extensive experience in successfully handling first-party property damage disputes. 

Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Stephanie concentrated her practice on defending major insurance carriers and their insureds in first-party and third-party disputes arising under general liability, property, auto, malpractice, excess and umbrella insurance policies.

While in law school, Stephanie clerked for the University’s First Amendment Clinic, which seeks to educate student journalists about their legal rights and advise them of copyright and trademark laws. She also clerked for the University’s Housing Law Clinic, which provides legal defense to indigent residents who need representation in landlord-tenant disputes.
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