Elan R. Kandel, Member

Elan R. Kandel
T 614.229.3254
F 614.221.0479
Columbus Office
T 614.221.3155
F 614.221.0479

Elan represents insurance companies with respect to all aspects of claims involving hedge funds as well as private equity firms and their portfolio companies, including professional liability, directors and officers liability, employment practices liability and fiduciary liability. Elan also represents insurance companies as coverage counsel in complex coverage matters involving privately held companies and local municipalities. In addition to his practice focus on directors and officers coverage and professional lines, Elan represents insurance companies in connection with claims made under product contamination and excess casualty policies. Before joining Bailey Cavalieri, Elan was a member in the insurance department of a large international law firm.  Elan received his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  Elan graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • The Year in Review: 2017 Key D&O Insurance Coverage Decisions, Guest Post, D&O Diary (January 8, 2018)
  • Moderator, Round Up: Survey of Key E&O and D&O Coverage Decisions, PLUS Webinar (December 13, 2017)
  • The Importance of Inferiority as a Basis for Leveling the SEC’s Enforcement Action Playing Field, Guest Post, D&O Diary (July 23, 2015)
  • SEC Intelligence for Private Funds: Disclose and Insured, Fundfire.com  (June 10, 2015)
  • The SEC Continues to Turn Up the Heat on Private Equity, Guest Post, D&O Diary (April 14, 2015)
  • Insuring Against Social Engineering Attacks, Risk Management Magazine (May 1, 2017)
  • Moderator, What’s Next on the Alternative Asset Manager Risk Horizon, PLUS Webinar (January 12, 2016)
  • Moderator, Emerging Private Equity Professional and Management Liability Risks, PLUS Webinar (March 31, 2015)  

Professional Recognition

  • 2015 New York Metro Rising Star, Superlawyers Magazine

Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York NY, J.D. (2000)
  • Tufts University, B.A. History, cum laude (1997)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • New York