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Jeffrey G. Rapattoni

Shareholder
Co-Chair, Fraud/Special Investigation Practice Group
15000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5429
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
(856) 414-6076
(856) 414-6077 - Fax
jgrapattoni@mdwcg.com

Jeffrey joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in 2008 and serves as co-chair of the firm's Fraud/Special Investigation Practice Group. He focuses his practice on insurance fraud, bad faith and SIU related matters. 

Jeffrey litigates insurance fraud and fraud-related matters throughout the state of New Jersey and many other jurisdictions. He acts as national coordinating counsel to several insurance companies and helps clients develop strategies for defending complex litigation related to medical provider fraud, PIP and other emerging insurance issues. In addition, Jeffrey frequently consults with insurance carriers across the country to help integrate internal analytical platforms, create risk management protocol and conduct fraud-related investigations.

He has extensive training and background in provider-based investigations, underwriting fraud, policy voidance, and staged accidents. Other practice areas include large loss property claims, coverage, general civil litigation, and appellate practice. He is an experienced mediator and coordinates investigations for companies in the healthcare, insurance, gaming, hospitality and other industries. As part of his practice, Jeffrey has worked with experts in the fields of cause and origin and bad faith as well as local and federal authorities.

Jeffrey possesses a unique understanding of the value of big data analytics in improving outcomes in the SIU environment. In 2017, Jeff was invited to join the Advisory Board of the BigData@Rutgers certificate program. In this capacity, he provides input on curriculum development to improve the program's offerings and value to the business community.

He frequently lectures on insurance fraud, bad faith and data analytics topics for a number of local and national insurance organizations. He also provides legal education seminars for clients and organizations across the country.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University in 1997, Jeffrey served as a legislative correspondent for United States Senator Arlen Specter in Philadelphia and Washington D.C., where he assisted in drafting legislation and conducting legal investigations. While attending Rutgers Law School, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge John A. Almeida, J.S.C. Burlington County-Civil Division, where he drafted tentative dispositions of the court and assisted in court-ordered mediation sessions. 

Significant Representative Matters

  • Defeated a bad faith action where plaintiffs sought treble and punitive damages based upon coverage denials.

  • Secured a voluntary dismissal regarding a $750,000 fraudulently submitted homeowner's claim.

  • Secured a voluntary dismissal with respect to a $375,000 homeowners/bad faith matter in which the insured submitted a fraudulent contents inventory.

  • Through the use of medical and forensic accounting experts, Jeffrey has also been successful in collecting on behalf of insurance carrier clients large sums of money improperly paid to fraudulent medical providers.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Medical Investigator's Guide to the Modern SIU Claim, Speaker, New Jersey Special Investigators Association (NJSIA) Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2019

  • How the Market is Falling Short on CAT Claims, CLM Southeast Conference, Orlando FL, October 2019

  • How to Use Data in Your Advantage – Speaker, FRAUDTalks Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 24, 2019

  • Secrets to Maintaining a Successful Major Case Unit , IASIU, Phoenix, AZ, September 2019

  • Clamping Down On Fraud – Panelist, Casualty Actuarial Society Spring Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, May, 2019

  • SIU’s Management of Brand Protection – Concerns and Consequences, IFM, Coronado, CA, March 2019

  • Major Case From A-Z, IASIU 2018 Seminar & Expo on Insurance Fraud, Baltimore, MD, September, 2018

  • Major Case From A-Z, Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June, 2018

  • The Evolving Partnership of Data Analytics and Claims, A.M. Best Webinar, May 3, 2018 (registration is required but no cost to view webinar)

  • How Smart Data is Remaking Insurance Claims, A.M. Best Webinar, February 22, 2018 (registration is required but no cost to view webinar)

  • Strategic SIU Management and Risk Avoidance – Moderator, 2017 Insurance Fraud Management Conference, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2017

  • Insurance Fraud - Staged Accidents: The New Frontier - panel, 2017 CLM Southeast Conference, Atlanta, GA, November, 2017

  • Trends and the Future State of SIU – Moderator, 27th Annual NJSIA Anti-Fraud Insurance Training Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, October, 2017

  • Major Case From A-Z, IASIU 2017 Seminar & Expo on Insurance Fraud, New Orleans, LA, September, 2017

  • Ethics Roundtable, HB Litigation Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum, Atlantic City, NJ April, 2017

  • SIU Management Panel, New Jersey Special Investigators Association (NJSIA) Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2016

  • Deposing the Adjuster; Social Media and Big Data, IASIU Annual Seminar and Expo on Insurance Fraud, Red Rock, Nevada, September 2016

  • Managing the Risk in SIU Investigations, Panel Moderator, Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June, 2016

  • Risk Management in SIU,  IFM/ISO- Insurance Fraud Management Conference, Savannah, Georgia, March 2016

  • NAMIC Webinar: Contemporary Solutions to Provider and Claimant Medical Fraud, October 27, 2015

  • NAMIC Webinar: Provider Fraud Investigations in Personal Injury Protection Claims, October 13, 2015

  • NAMIC Webinar: Medical Provider Fraud in Uninsured Motorist/Bodily Injury Claims, October 6, 2015

  • Building a Better Medical Major Case, New Jersey Special Investigators Association (NJSIA) Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2015

  • SIU Data Analytics: A Sword and Shield for Florida Law, Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC) 23rd Annual Conference, June 11, 2015

  • Avoiding Risk in Managing the Anti-Fraud Function and Tracking the Value-Add of SIU, 2015 Insurance Fraud Management Conference, Coronado, California, March , 2015.

  • Dissecting The Staged Loss Claim, Speaker, New Jersey Special Investigators Association (NJSIA) Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2014

  • "The Burden of Medical Provider Fraud on the Insurance Industry," A.M. Best PODCAST, September 2014

  • SIU Management Panel - Contemporary SIU Issues, Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June 2014

  • Managing and Investigating Billing Misrepresentations Under the New PIP Statute, Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC) 22nd Annual Conference, June 12, 2014.

  • Effectively Managing Contemporary Insurance Fraud Issues, National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators’ 2013 Advanced Insurance Fraud Seminar, St. Louis, MO, November, 2013

  • Effectively Managing Major Case Investigations of Fraudulent Medical Providers, Speaker, New Jersey Special Investigators Association (NJSIA) Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2013

  • Trending Contemporary Medical Fraud, IASIU's 28th Annual Seminar and Expo on Insurance Fraud, Atlanta, GA, September 2013

  • "Contemporary Medical Fraud Issues," Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud Perspectives Seminar, Cleveland, OH, November 2012

  • "Effectively Managing Complex and Emerging Issues," NJSIA 22nd Annual Fraud Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2012

  • "Discussions of Recent Florida Case Law Developments Regarding EUO Methodology and Limitations," FIFEC - Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee, Orlando, FL, June 2012

  • "Effectively Managing Contemporary Provider Fraud Issues," Marshall Dennehey Fraud Seminar - Insurance Fraud Perspectives, Lafayette Hill, PA, June 2012

  • "Proper Interaction and the Role of the Public Adjuster During an Arson Investigation,"  ICAC - National Arson Training Seminar, Las Vegas, NV, February, 2012

  • "Managing Public Adjuster Issues," IFM - Insurance Fraud Management Conference, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2012

  • NJSIA – Anti-Fraud Training Seminar, Acupuncture Fraud and Abuse, October 2011

  • 2010 NJSIA Auto Theft Investigations; Hail Fraud Claims; Public Adjuster and Homeowner's Fraud, Presenter 

  • 2010 IASIU Property Loss Fraud, Presenter 

  • National Insurance Crime Bureau - 2010 - Hail Storm and Large Loss Property Claims

  • Multi-State Auto Theft Investigation Review, 2010 - Combating Insurance Fraud Seminar, Conshohocken, PA 

  • 2010 IFM General Convention, Point of Sale Fraud, Co-Presenter 

  • 2010 IAA & ACFE Fraud Convention, Insurance Fraud, Presenter 

  • 2009 NJSIA SIU Investigations of the Future, Presenter 

  • 2009 NSPII Medical Provider Fraud, Presenter 

  • 2009 IASIU Public Adjuster Fraud, Presenter

  • 2008 IASIU Medical Provider Fraud, Presenter 

  • 2008 NJSIA Preferred SIU Strategies, Presenter 

  • 2008 NSPII Point of Sale and Underwriting Fraud, Presenter 

  • 2007 NJSIA Innocent Third Party Seminar, Presenter 

  • 2006 NJSIA Policy Voidance Seminar, Presenter 

  • 2005 NJSIA Public Adjuster Fraud Seminar, Co-Presenter 

  • 2004 NJSIA Underwriting Fraud Seminar, Co-Presenter 

Published Works

Media Commentary

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law-Camden, Camden, NJ (J.D., 2001)

  • Villanova University, Villanova, PA (B.A., 1997)

    Major:  Political Science
    Major:  History 

Articles September 3, 2015
Defense Digest Article March 1, 2015
Key Points: The increase in partnerships between chiropractors and acupuncturists throughout the country has led to increased PIP payouts and monetary effects on third-party litigation. An understanding of the common forms of acupuncture..., Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2015 Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Defense Digest Article December 1, 2011
Florida – SIU/Fraud , Key Points: The court's misinterpretation of a carrier's policy language will be short lived based upon past precedents from across the country. The best advice is to wait and see before engaging in a protocol revision...., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2011
December 10, 2018
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has joined the  membership of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. The Coalition is a national alliance of insurers, government agencies and consumer organizations dedicated to combating all forms of insurance fraud through advocacy, public education...
December 8, 2014
Jeffrey Rapattoni, shareholder in Marshall Dennehey's Cherry Hill office, was recently elected a board member of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII). The organization is devoted to the identification, investigation and prevention of insurance fraud. Mr. Rapattoni...
May 16, 2014
The Casualty Department of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin will hold a complimentary seminar, "Insurance Fraud 360," on Thursday, June 5, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the ACE Conference Center in Lafayette Hill. Designed for insurance fraud professionals, SIU investigators and...
Conference Nov 14, 2012
Join our distinguished panel for lunch and a discussion on issues relating to fraud.  
Seminar Nov 11, 2013
The 2013 Advanced Insurance Fraud Seminar will be held on November 11-12, 2013 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, 1 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO.  Attorneys Jeffrey G. Rapattoni and Beau D. Hollowell will speak...
Conference Jun 10, 2015
SIU Data Analytics: Sword and Shield for Florida Law Complex technology and analytics tools can significantly enhance organizational capabilities and effectiveness, especially in the investigation of staged accident fraud. With the relative newness...
Oct 6, 2015
Jeffrey Rapattoni, co-chair of the Fraud/Special Investigation Practice Group in the Cherry Hill office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, has partnered with the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) to present a...
Seminar Jun 2, 2016
Join the attorneys of Marshall Dennehey for a discussion and in-depth look at trending topics in Fraud and SIU. Don't miss the panel discussion on emerging trends in fraud with insight from members of the insurance industry. Guest Speaker:...
Seminar Oct 16, 2017
Attorneys James Cole and Jennie Philip will present “This is Jeopardy! The New Jersey Unfair Claims Practices Act” along with Jeff Rapattoni who will participate as moderator of the panel “Trends and the Future State of SIU”...
Conference Nov 2, 2017
Jeffrey G. Rapattoni, a shareholder in the Casualty Department, is speaking on a panel at the 2017 CLM Southeast Conference on the topic -  Staged Accidents: The New Frontier. CLM Southeast Conference offers sessions in six tracks -...
Webinar May 3, 2018
This event is an A.M. Best Webinar. Jeffrey Rapattoni joins a panel of insurance legal and claims experts discuss how insurers are leveraging data analytics for better fraud detection and investigation, resolving subrogation and identifying...
Conference Jun 13, 2018
Join the Marshall Dennehey attorneys for a complimentary seminar discussing trending topics in Fraud and SIU. Topics include: Major Case Update Workers’ Compensation Fraud – Don’t Forget the Data Rancosky | Bad Faith Update...
Webinar Feb 28, 2019
The new normal is here.  Data driven major case is fast and effective and keeps a carrier ahead of the curve when it comes to fraud loss. This presentation will talk about the the integration of Data and Major Case and where and how the two...
Seminar Apr 18, 2019
Join the attorneys of Marshall Dennehey for a special mock trial presentation at the NJSIA General Membership Meeting. Moderator and Master of Ceremonies, Shareholder Jeffrey G. Rapattoni will host the day long mock trial demonstration of a...
Conference May 8, 2019
Jeffrey G. Rapattoni, co-chair of the Fraud/Special Investigation Practice Group at Marshall Dennehey will moderate a panel discussion on the “Multi-Generational Workforce: How they React to WC: Traits, Culture, Fraud, Psycho/Social Roadblocks...

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law-Camden (J.D., 2001)
  • Villanova University (B.A., 1997)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2002
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2004
  • Michigan, 2016

Associations & Memberships

  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Board Member and Secretary, South Jersey Chapter
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Insurance Fraud Committe Member
  • International Association of Special Investigators (IASIU)
  • National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII)
  • New Jersey Insurance Defense Committee
  • New Jersey Special Investigators Association (NJSIA)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • South Jersey Claims Association

Honors & Awards

  • New Jersey Special Investigators Association (NJSIA) President's Award, 2018
  • Advisory Board Member, BigData@Rutgers Certificate Program, 2017
  • National Insurance Crime Bureau, Certificate of Appreciation, 2010
  • New Jersey Special Investigators Association President's Award, 2009
  • Counsel, Ohio Chapter of International Association of Special Investigators (IASIU)

Year Joined Organization: 2008

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