GVK is pleased to welcome Joseph J. Rava as a Partner to the firm and as Co-Chair of our New York Labor Law and Construction Practice Group. Joe has over 30 years of experience handling complex construction matters.
Before joining GVK, Joe was Co-Chair of a New York Labor Law practice group at a regional defense firm. Previously, he was regional house counsel for Harleysville/Nationwide Insurance, where he formed and staffed a unit of lawyers dedicated to the defense of New York Labor Law matters, and also managed teams of New York Labor Law and general liability lawyers.
Throughout his career, Joe has handled a wide array of complex casualty liability matters including product liability, automotive liability and commercial general liability matters but has focused his practice on the defense of New York Labor Law actions. He is additionally experienced in professional malpractice and insurance coverage disputes. He aggressively handles matters to achieve favorable resolutions for his clients through summary dismissal, mediation/arbitration and at trial. Joe has also presented to clients and colleagues on the defense of New York Labor Law matters and on related damages and insurance issues.