JD, Seton Hall University School of Law
B.A. English and Music, Rutgers University
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
US District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
US District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York
New Jersey State Bar
New York State Bar
Pennsylvania State Bar
Ms. Malyk is a seasoned litigator with experience in the state and federal courts of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Ms. Malyk focuses her practice on insurance law, including life, health, and disability and other insurance coverage litigation, insurance products regulation and general contract litigation.
Ms. Malyk has been extensively involved in litigating ERISA and non-ERISA disability and accidental death benefits claims, life insurance rescission actions, and disputes between providers and provider networks. Ms. Malyk has also represented insurance companies in complex insurance coverage disputes with policyholders arising out of environmental contamination and toxic torts.
Ms. Malyk gained invaluable experience during her tenure in the in-house law department of a Fortune 100 life insurance company, which lent her greater insight and understanding about her clients’ business concerns and challenges. Ms. Malyk continues to give transactional advice on state insurance and annuities regulations in connection with the development of new products and the operation of existing products. Ms. Malyk further advises on litigation readiness, and has been instrumental in fostering program-wide proactive approaches to discovery to increase success and cost-effectiveness. Ms. Malyk has been selected for inclusion by SuperLawyers – Rising Stars from 2008 through 2012.
Affiliations and Activities
National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (“NAMWOLF”)
Defense Research Institute (“DRI”)
Speeches and Publications
On May 16, 2023, Vedant Gokhale, Michelle d’Arcambal, and Jackie Malyk presented a CLE for a client discussing the nuts and bolts of rescission and lapse of an insurance policy, avoiding interpleader pitfalls, and strategies to use during discovery and litigation.
Panel Speaker, Recent Attempts to Limit ERISA Affirmative Actions and to Expand Discovery in ERISA Benefits Cases, 2012 NAMWOLF Insurance Industry Initiative CLE Program
Speaker, Funding Brownsfield Clean-Up Efforts Through Insurance, New Jersey State Bar Association Convention