Anna Manalaysay

Partner | 212.257.7113

Anna Manalaysay

Partner | 212.257.7113


Anna Manalaysay’s litigation and arbitration practice includes representing both domestic and London market insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries in complex insurance coverage cases, involving multi-layer insurance programs. Her practice focuses on disputes arising under commercial general liability policies.

Anna’s practice includes the analysis of insurance and reinsurance coverage issues in various commercial and industrial sectors.

Anna represents insurers in state and federal courts nationwide through trial and appeals in issues involving additional insured coverage, advertising injury and other intellectual property claims, business torts, environmental pollution claims and bodily injury claims.

Anna likewise has experience working as in-house coverage counsel. In this role, she advised claims and legal teams on the nuances of New York Insurance law, risk management, claims handling, underwriting procedures and policy rewriting.

Professional Leadership

Anna is a member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York.

Honors & Recognitions

Anna achieved the 14th highest score (out of 6,533 examinees) in the 2008 Philippine bar exams and was consistently on the Dean’s list in law school.  


Anna earned her J.D. from Ateneo de Manila University School of Law in 2008 after completing her B.A. at the school in 2004. She further honed her legal skillset by receiving a Master of Law degree from Columbia University in 2013.


With admission in both New York and the Philippines, Anna’s global perspective has proven to be invaluable. Anna is authorized to practice in New York state courts, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, as well as in the United States District Courts of all districts in New York.

Cited Cases

  • Admiral Indemnity Company et. al. v. The Burlington Insurance Company et. al., Index No. 652360/2016, 2021 WL 4325686, (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Sep. 23, 2021) Obtained summary judgment for carrier based on application of designated operations exclusion
  • Anderson v. Burlington Ins. Co., No. 19-CV-297 (HKS), 2023 WL 3751929, (W.D.N.Y. June 1, 2023) Obtained summary judgment for carrier based on application of assault and battery exclusion
  • The Burlington Insurance Company v. Century Surety Company et. al. Case No. 2021-03170, (NY Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, Nov. 29, 2022) Obtained reversal of lower court’s dismissal order based on the lower court’s premature decision on allocation/exhaustion issues
  • Columbia Law School, LL.M, 2013
  • Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • Ateneo de Manila University, B.A., 2004
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Unites States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Unites States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Unites States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York
  • Philippines
New York, London
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