Gallo Vitucci Klar Welcomes Three Partners From Lewis Brisbois

July 22, 2016

Gallo Vitucci Klar is pleased to announce the addition of three new partners to the firm. Bryan Schwartz, Andrea Silk and Robyn Silvestri, were previously partners at the Manhattan office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.


Bryan has over 15 years of experience defending transportation and complex litigation matters and primarily focuses on cases involving tractor trailers, heavy trucks, busses, ambulances and paratransit vehicles. He is a member of the Gallo Vitucci Klar’s National Emergency Response Team. He has responded to over 450 serious accidents to ensure that the client is fully protected from the moment an accident occurs. Bryan will continue to focus his practice in transportation related matters in both State and Federal Courts. Bryan can be contacted at


Andrea focuses on general liability, as well as the wind down of run off programs and large scale settlement projects. Andrea has reviewed, monitored and provided her clients with action plans for over 12,000 claims. She provides clients with a more cost effective way to manage large books of business by expanding on the traditional attorney – client relationship by acting as an extension of the client rather than just defense counsel. She advises clients on issues including adequate loss and expense reserves, loss analysis, cost effective litigation management and the implementation of proven resolution techniques from the inception of the claim. Andrea’s general liability practice focuses on premises cases, hospitality, dram shop litigation, automobile defense, subrogation and property damage. Andrea can be contacted at


Robyn focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith claims. She represents insurers in declaratory judgment actions arising out of insurance coverage disputes in State and Federal Court. She also prepares written opinions on coverage issues arising under commercial general liability, professional liability, directors and officers liability, and excess and umbrella insurance policies. She analyzes insurance tender issues faced by insurers and provides responses to tenders on behalf of insurers. Insurers often ask Robyn for guidance on trending and developing insurance coverage issues. Robyn also regularly defends general tort liability claims in State and Federal Court, including premises liability, Labor Law, Dram Shop, and automobile liability claims. Robyn can be contacted at

We are fortunate to have three super talented, well-respected lawyers joining GVK. Bryan, Andrea and Robyn strengthen GVK’s ability to continue to provide our clients with the highest level of legal services. With these latest additions, GVK continues its growth to 60 attorneys amongst four offices located in New York City, New Jersey, Westchester and Long Island (opening in September 2016).