Vice President, Lawyers Program
EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants
Prior entering the insurance industry 30 years ago, Bruce enjoyed successful careers in hospitality
management and in real estate, both in New York as well as in Southern California. After managing a branch
office of one of the largest personal lines brokerages in the northeast, Bruce went on to develop a substantial
expertise in the area of professional liability, including medical, legal and accounting malpractice, as well as
related issues such as directors & officers liability, employment practices liability, cyber liability, and errors &
In June of 2001, after several years as a successful producer with agencies in New York City and in Nassau
County, Bruce established his own firm, Earhart Leigh Associates, focusing almost exclusively on executive and
professional liability, with an emphasis on lawyers’ professional liability.
In October of 2011, Earhart Leigh was acquired by and merged with Frenkel & Company, and Bruce took the
helm of Frenkel’s Lawyers Program, based in the Harborside Financial Center in Jersey City. Frenkel insures
hundreds of attorneys and law firms, ranging from solo practitioners, to midsize, regional firms.
Frenkel was itself acquired by Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (“EPIC”) in late 2017. EPIC, backed by Oak
Hill Capital Partners and The Carlyle Group, is the one of the nation’s 10 largest privately held insurance
broker, with run-rate revenues approaching $1 Billion. This allows EPIC’s Lawyers Program to provide clients
with nationwide reach and strength, while maintaining a “boutique” approach to client service.
Bruce is frequently consulted by carriers and underwriters when new insurance programs are being
developed, he is also often invited to speak at CLE’s and similar seminars. Some of these organizations include
the Attorneys’ Roundtable, Garibaldi Group CPA’s Managing Partners Forum, Esquire Bank, Capital One, and
Fordham Law School.
A resident of Manhattan, Bruce is an active member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.
Amy B. Goldsmith, Esq.
As chair of the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Group and a partner in its Intellectual Property Group, Amy B. Goldsmith guides clients through the legal aspects inherent in building immediately recognizable brands, developing desirable products and services, and devising strategic IP plans to mitigate risk. With respect to IP risk management, Amy advises clients on U.S. and non-U.S. trademark due diligence, patent go-to-market strategy, and copyright compliance.
Amy protects her clients’ global interests across multiple industries.
Amy has served as vice president of the New York Women’s Bar Association and co-manages its continuing legal education programs. She also teaches CLE programs for Lawline. In addition, Amy belongs to the American Bar Association and the International Trademark Association (INTA) and is on the board of directors of Savvy Ladies, a nonprofit whose mission is to educate women to be financially savvy. Amy previously was a speaker at TedxTimesSquare and served on its advisory board.
Amy focuses her practice on two core areas: Privacy and Cybersecurity.
Amy’s recent accomplishments include:
- Drafting software-as-a-service (SaaS) and master service agreements on behalf of a consulting company within the tax industry.
- Designing privacy and cybersecurity policies on behalf of an education nonprofit, working closely with its information technology experts.
- Guiding a mechanical and electrical engineering consulting firm’s general counsel with respect to privacy and cybersecurity law compliance.
- Patents, Copyright, and Trademark
With respect to patent, copyright, and trademark matters, Amy helps clients navigate all stages of their development, from idea conception and protection, through funding, manufacturing, and enforcement.
Amy K. Rotenberg, Esq.
As founder and president of Rotenberg Associates, Amy combines nearly two decades of experience in
crisis management and strategic communications with 10 years as a trial attorney. She provides
strategic communications counsel to clients facing high stakes publicity in connection with federal and
state litigation, government investigations, product recalls, employee malfeasance, media probes,
mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and spinoffs. Whether advocating a high profile issue before the national
media or Congress, or rehabilitating the reputation of a corporate executive, Amy helps clients at the
intersection of legal claims, regulatory attacks and media scrutiny. Amy has extensive experience
working with clients in healthcare, higher education, food, financial services, professional sports, nonprofits and news media.
Previously, Amy was Vice President at Padilla Speer Beardsley, launching that firm’s Litigation and
Critical Issues Communications practice. As a media lawyer and trial attorney at Cravath, Swaine and
Moore in New York and Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis, she represented broadcast and print media in
litigation and cable television regulation and provided daily pre-broadcast newsroom counsel to local
television and radio stations. She also represented corporate clients in anti-trust, employment
discrimination, trade secret, product liability and other complex commercial litigation.
Amy received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude, in Government,
and M. Phil. degree in International Relations from Cambridge University, England, where she was a
Rotary Scholar. She is an honors graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, and served as a
judicial law clerk to Hon. Donald P. Lay, U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit. Amy also worked in the White
House Office of Policy Development. Amy has served on a number of media and bar association
committees and is currently a member of PR Boutiques International, an exclusive international network
of small public relations firms led by industry leaders. She has received national awards for crisis
communications, has published on the subject and is frequently interviewed by the media.
In addition to her professional work, Amy has co-chaired the Harvard College chapter of the Harvard
University Club of Minnesota and led the college’s admissions efforts in Minnesota for many years. She
has served on many nonprofit boards including WomenWinning, the Associated of Baltimore, the Girls
Empowerment Mission (“GEM”) and Johns Hopkins Hillel. Amy has assumed leadership roles in
presidential, senatorial and congressional campaigns. She regularly provides pro bono professional
services to non-profits, political and religious organizations. She is a retired competitive figure skater.