Andrew Muscato
Andrew Muscato's litigation practice focuses on insurance, commercial and banking law. He handles corporate and commercial matters at both the trial and appellate level in federal and state courts, administrative law courts and before alternative dispute resolution tribunals.

Bio

Mr. Muscato is a member of the American Arbitration Association (NJ) Commercial Arbitration Advisory Council. Before joining Skadden, Arps, Mr. Muscato was the New Jersey litigation partner for Whitman, Breed, Abbott & Morgan, LLP.

Mr. Muscato represents insurance companies in matters pertaining to individual and group life, health, disability, annuity and investment products, and insurance company investments. He has handled a wide variety of contested insurance-related matters, including sales practices litigation, claims defense, agent disputes and reinsurance disputes.

Another area of Mr. Muscato's practice involves contracts and business litigation. He has handled claims involving fraud, restrictive covenants, and unfair competition and other business torts; disputes involving commercial real estate transactions, including leases and brokerage commissions; and disputes involving the Uniform Commercial Code.

His experience with litigation relating to banking and lending transactions includes representation of parties in disputes relating to negotiable instruments and the enforcement of loan documents and security interests.

Mr. Muscato has authored several articles on commercial litigation and ADR and has lectured in the United States and abroad.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1978
  • A.B., Brown University, 1975 (magna cum laude)

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Associations

  • Member, Litigation Section, American Bar Association; New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association; Essex Country Bar Association

Government Service

  • Member, Banking Advisory Board of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (2002 to present)
  • Commissioner, New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission (1999-2002)
  • Staff Attorney, New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts (1979-1980)

Experience

  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Joseph Halpern, Presiding Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division (1978-1979)

Andrew Muscato

Counsel, Complex Litigation and Trials
andrew.muscato@skadden.com