Dirk C. Haarhoff


Dirk C. Haarhoff

Overview Overview Experience Credentials

Dirk Haarhoff focuses his litigation practice on insurance coverage matters, representing international insurers in multi-jurisdictional and international claims proceedings. His experience also includes complex litigation and professional liability matters.

Additionally, Dirk has handled various employment and labor law matters. His experience includes litigating cases dealing with Title VII, 42 U.S.C. 1983, ADEA, FLSA, and New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws; defending municipalities against law of employment claims under the free speech clause of the First Amendment and the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment; preparing harassment and discrimination policies and workplace policies and procedures manuals; and advising and counseling clients as to New York State Labor Law requirements for employee handbooks. Dirk is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. 

Presentations and Publications

  • “Fracking Decision in New York Delayed Once Again,” Sedgwick’s Insurance Law Blog (February 2013).
  • “U.S. Treasury Looks to States to Share Information as Part of Insurance Anti-Money Laundering Efforts,” Sedgwick’s Insurance Law Blog (May 2012).
  • “Ninth Circuit Allows the Use of Term ‘Armenian Genocide’ in Statute of Limitations for Life Insurance Claims,” Sedgwick’s Insurance Law Update (January 2011).
  • “Ninth Circuit Strikes Down ‘Armenian Genocide’ Claims Law as Interfering With Foreign Policy,” Sedgwick’s Insurance Law Update (September 2009).
  • “‘Loss’ Within Meaning of Insurance Contract Does Not Include Restitution of Ill-Gotten Gains,” Sedgwick’s Insurance Law Update (September 2008).


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court (E.D.N.Y.)
  • U.S. District Court (S.D.N.Y.)


  • J.D. (2004) Fordham University School of Law
  •  — staff of the Fordham Environmental Law Review
  • B.A. (1999) Georgia Southern University, magna cum laude
  • — Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, Golden Key National Honors Society, recipient of the International Studies Certificate of Merit