Wayne M. Cox is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Services Department. He concentrates his practice on insurance coverage, contractual and common law indemnity, bad faith claims, subrogation, appellate advocacy, and complex tort defense. In addition, he also has experience representing clients across a variety of commercial and general litigation matters involving breach of contract, intellectual property, construction, real estate, and property damage claims.
Prior to joining Schnader, Wayne represented contractors, real estate developers, and insurers in complex disputes. He has substantial experience in risk transfer, developing litigation strategy, managing complex discovery, taking and defending numerous depositions, and arguing dispositive motions.
Wayne has written extensively on a variety of legal topics and has been published by the Albany Law School’s Law Review, the University of Virginia School of Law’s Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, and the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law’s IDEA Law Review.
- Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, J.D., 2015
- Villanova University School of Business, B.S., 2012
- Chaminade High School, 2008
- New York, 2016
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2016
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2016
- New York State Bar Association, member
- New York City Bar Association, member
Charles v. Summit Glory LLC, 180 A.D.3d 572 (1st Dept. 2020) [Appellate Division affirmed lower court’s ruling which granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss on Labor Law § 241(6) due to the failure of the tool being used by the plaintiff to fall within the Industrial Code section relied upon by the plaintiff]
Agustin v. CPG Partners, L.P., (519184/2016) (2022) [Kings County Supreme Court granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment on Labor Law § 200 and 241(6) due to a lack of vicarious liability and the plaintiff’s failure to allege a sufficient cause of action under the Industrial Code]
Kuzinits v. 31 Union Square West, LLC, (0155400/2016) (2019) [New York County Supreme Court granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment due to a lack of liability for the intentional and unforeseeable criminal acts of a third party]
Lee v. Wheels, Inc., (700569/2016) (2018) [Queens County Supreme Court granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment due to a lack of vicarious liability]