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Insurance: Policyholder — District of Columbia


Covington & Burling LLP - Insurance: Policyholder

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Preeminent group with formidable strength in depth and a broad client base. Advises policyholders across a range of industries on the full spectrum of insurance disputes. Particularly strong record in resolving environmental and asbestos-related claims, while also demonstrating a presence in emerging areas such as cyberliability.

Strengths The team is praised for its "thoughtful advice," with a client adding: "Their expertise is exceptional and I would never engage in an insurance dispute without them."

Clients also appreciate "the quality of their responsiveness, as well as the immediacy of the response."

"Covington is a go-to for very complex work that needs a lot of expertise."

Work highlights Represented AGL in settlement negotiations with insurers to recover costs incurred investigating environmental contamination.

Advised Carrier and Elliott Company in efforts to obtain the reimbursement of defense and settlement costs for tens of thousands of asbestos bodily injury claims.

Notable practitioners

Mitchell Dolin has advised the National Football League and NFL Properties in coverage litigation for concussion-related insurance claims by retired NFL players. He is widely viewed as a "very experienced and well respected" lawyer, and continues to be regarded as a "very good resource" for clients in the insurance space.

William Greaney is noted as a "very creative lawyer" for a wide variety of insurance claims, representing a combination of privately and publicly-held companies. Commentators recognize him as "one of the best in the country."

Cochair of the group Benedict Lenhart is considered to be "very knowledgeable," with a wealth of experience obtaining settlements on behalf of policyholders. He also handles litigation and alternative dispute resolution for cases covering a wide variety of liabilities.

Saul Goodman is seen as a "detail-oriented and highly skilled" practitioner who is "able to take a lot of complex issues and players and help us focus on the right path forward," comment clients. He has a wealth of experience assisting policyholders in complex disputes and settlement negotiations.

Anna Engh recently acted for World Fuel Services on a high-value contentious coverage dispute on losses incurred following a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Canada. She represents clients on a range of pharmaceutical, environmental and mass tort claims.

Marialuisa Gallozzi is recognized as an "expert in the area" for insurance recovery strategies and risk transfers. Clients commend her "responsiveness and approach to policies."

Seth Tucker is "thoughtful and responsive," comment clients, who also describe him as "very good technically and analytically." He has recently been active in seeking coverage for Johns Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins University in a number of claims concerning medical personnel.

John Buchanan "always seems to be right," comment observers, who also praise his "responsiveness" and "excellent reputation." He represents clients in a wide array of claims, including asbestos coverage cases and action arising following data breaches. Sources state that they have "nothing but the highest respect for him."

Considered to be "the cream of the crop," William Skinner is praised as a "highly skilled attorney with a very strategic and technically sound" approach. His insurance practice is broad, representing policyholders across the full spectrum of cases, including product liability and fiduciary duty claims.

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Perkins Coie LLP - Insurance: Policyholder

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Highly regarded policyholder practice known for its handling of high-stakes litigation, including toxic torts, data breaches and insurance-linked bankruptcy matters. Noted for its strong knowledge of Bermuda Form, as well as its frequent representation of major mining, energy and technology companies.

Strengths Sources describe the team as a "collection of super-talented folks."

Work highlights Acted for Motors Liquidation Company against 30 insurance companies in seeking coverage for GM's historical asbestos and environmental liabilities.

Advised Hitachi Zosen in litigation to obtain coverage for physical damage to the world's largest tunnel boring machine, Bertha, during the construction of a $1.35 billion underground highway in Seattle.

Significant clients Continental Mills, Galena Biopharma, Monsanto, Radiator Specialty Company, Tennessee Valley Authority.

Notable practitioners

Lorelie Masters is considered to be "very well respected" for her work in insurance recovery cases. She is recognized for her substantial expertise in Bermuda Form arbitrations.

Robert Jacobs is regarded as "very well known, diligent, thoughtful, professional and good with the clients." He is noted as active in a variety of complex coverage cases, including toxic tort claims and product liability matters.

Koorosh Talieh is noted for his representation of corporate policyholders in high-stakes insurance disputes. He has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration.

Since publication, Lorelie S Masters has joined Hunton & Williams LLP

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Perkins Coie's Insurance Recovery lawyers have shaped pro-policyholder law in nearly
every jurisdiction in the United States. We are among the elite firms in
the country that represent only policyholders in insurance coverage disputes. Our
lawyers have a broad range of experience and a record of success in enforcing
policyholders’ rights to coverage under almost every type of commercial
insurance policy for a wide range of losses and liabilities.

We have represented the leading companies in almost every industry, including FORTUNE
500 and Global 500 companies, as well as public sector policyholders. We also
have helped various entities maximize insurance proceeds in complex bankruptcy
proceedings. We have negotiated with, and litigated against, virtually every
major insurer in the United States, as well as in the London and Bermuda
markets, having recovered billions of dollars in insurance proceeds for our clients.

Our group has significant experience with various major industry captives, such as AEGIS,
ICI Mutual and OIL, among others. Our lawyers also have experience with a wide
range of specialized insurance policies and coverages. These include but are
not limited to: additional insured endorsements, captive reinsurance, employee
benefits liability, fiduciary liability, marine-cargo, event cancellation,
political risk, private mortgage insurance, professional athlete disability
insurance and satellite insurance. 


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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Insurance: Policyholder

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Growing practice with a strong focus upon representing policyholders in the energy and natural resources sphere. Particular strengths in environmental contamination, D&O and property damage claims.

Strengths Observers report that "as a team they complement one another very well," adding: "They are all very proactive and know the fields they work in very well."

Work highlights Represented Lion Oil in bringing action against insurers for contingent business interruption losses incurred following a pipeline rupture.

Advised Edge Fund Advisors in litigation related to the damage from Superstorm Sandy to a waterfront office tower.

Significant clients Laureate Education, Hunt Construction, Duke Energy, Sinclair Oil, American Electric Power.

Notable practitioners

Peter Gillon is noted as "having the respect of the industry" and is seen as "a very thorough and creative lawyer." He has extensive experience in the insurance market, settling high-value coverage claims on behalf of policyholders.

Mark Plumer is viewed as "very practical, with a good way of communicating with people," according to clients, who add: "He is very business-minded and attuned to what your needs are." He acts in litigation matters and arbitrations, representing clients from a range of industries, including utilities and manufacturing, among many others.

David Klein is praised for his "keen eye on how to assess a realistic outcome and drive toward that goal." He acts on behalf of clients in insurance claims across the mining, manufacturing, automotive and financial services industries.

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Blank Rome LLP - Insurance: Policyholder

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Advises policyholders on a wide range of coverage issues, with key strengths in environmental, product liability and property damage claims. Frequently involved in disputes involving sensitive underlying litigation, such as cases of sexual abuse and sports-related injury claims. Increasing involvement in cybersecurity insurance matters and D&O claims, such as those linked to False Claims Act cases.

Strengths Commentators consider Blank Rome to be a "very talented group." It has "exceeded my exceptions in all manners," according to one commentator, who adds: "They had to become experts in what we do and the depth of knowledge they obtained was tremendous."

Work highlights Recovered defense and settlement amounts for International Materials in relation to an environmental contamination suit.

Assisted Heinz in a jury trial regarding the refusal of Starr Surplus Insurance to cover losses related to food recall for accidental contamination coverage.

Significant clients KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, NRG Energy, 1st Source Bank, ExxonMobil, EDF Trading.

Notable practitioners

James Murray is described by clients as "practical, responsive and a very good adviser." He acts on behalf of individuals and government entities, as well as a wide array of corporate clients.

John Heintz is acknowledged as a "true leader of the policyholder Bar." He advised NRG Energy in coverage litigation over claims asserted by EPA under the CAA.

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Gilbert LLP - Insurance: Policyholder

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Boutique insurance policyholder practice focused on insurance recovery, providing support in coverage disputes, as well as advice on ongoing liability strategy. Notable strengths in D&O and E&O-related disputes, as well as product liability and asbestos-related claims.

Strengths Sources note: "Gilbert is a fantastic firm that does excellent work. They are outstanding professionals, gifted strategists and very talented litigators."

Sources comment of the practice that clients "like their creativity," describing the attorneys as "problem solvers who don't jump to litigate, but are good on their feet and can litigate if they need to."

Notable practitioners

Scott Gilbert is praised by clients for his strategic approach and describe him as a "very experienced, very tough and very smart" insurance coverage specialist. Advises clients on alternative dispute resolutions in mass torts.

Barry Buchman is recognized as a "very sophisticated" practitioner with a niche for handling coverage disputes in the automotive industry. He has experience appearing in both federal and state trial and appellate courts.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Insurance: Policyholder

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What the team is known for Considerable trial expertise and particular strengths in asbestos liabilities, mass torts and product liability. Offers additional specialties in matters concerning captive insurance companies, as well as issues of bankruptcy and corporate restructuring. Possesses additional expertise in environmental coverage claims and regulatory concerns.

Work highlights Represented Goulds Pumps in coverage disputes concerning a raft of different product liability exposures.

Advised the Superfund Settlements Project in a major Texas Supreme Court case concerning whether administrative compliance costs to meet environmental obligations should be covered by insurers as damages.

Significant clients PepsiCo, Bank of America, Western Asbestos Settlement Trust, Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Pentair.

Notable practitioners

Paul Zevnik is "able to drive good results and settlements," according to impressed sources. He has a wealth of experience advising policyholders on the full range of product liability suits and mass torts.

Sources mention Daniel Chefitz as having "a lot of varied skills to quarterback all the various pieces" of complex coverage litigation. He represents policyholders across the full spectrum of insurance recovery disputes.

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Senior Statesmen

William P Skinner

Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Considered to be "the cream of the crop," William Skinner is praised as a "highly skilled attorney with a very strategic and technically sound" approach. His insurance practice is broad, representing policyholders across the full spectrum of cases, including product liability and fiduciary duty claims.

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Buchanan "always seems to be right," comment observers, who also praise his "responsiveness" and "excellent reputation." He represents clients in a wide array of claims, including asbestos coverage cases and action arising following data breaches. Sources state that they have "nothing but the highest respect for him."

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Covington & Burling LLP

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Mitchell Dolin has advised the National Football League and NFL Properties in coverage litigation for concussion-related insurance claims by retired NFL players. He is widely viewed as a "very experienced and well respected" lawyer, and continues to be regarded as a "very good resource" for clients in the insurance space.

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Gilbert LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Gilbert is praised by clients for his strategic approach and describe him as a "very experienced, very tough and very smart" insurance coverage specialist. Advises clients on alternative dispute resolutions in mass torts.

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Greaney is noted as a "very creative lawyer" for a wide variety of insurance claims, representing a combination of privately and publicly-held companies. Commentators recognize him as "one of the best in the country."

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Blank Rome LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Heintz is acknowledged as a "true leader of the policyholder Bar." He advised NRG Energy in coverage litigation over claims asserted by EPA under the CAA.

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Benedict M Lenhart

Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Saul Goodman is seen as a "detail-oriented and highly skilled" practitioner who is "able to take a lot of complex issues and players and help us focus on the right path forward," comment clients. He has a wealth of experience assisting policyholders in complex disputes and settlement negotiations.

Cochair of the group Benedict Lenhart is considered to be "very knowledgeable," with a wealth of experience obtaining settlements on behalf of policyholders. He also handles litigation and alternative dispute resolution for cases covering a wide variety of liabilities.

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Lorelie S Masters

Hunton & Williams LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lorelie Masters is considered to be "very well respected" for her work in insurance recovery cases. She is recognized for her substantial expertise in Bermuda Form arbitrations.

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Blank Rome LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Murray is described by clients as "practical, responsive and a very good adviser." He acts on behalf of individuals and government entities, as well as a wide array of corporate clients.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Zevnik is "able to drive good results and settlements," according to impressed sources. He has a wealth of experience advising policyholders on the full range of product liability suits and mass torts.

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Gillon is noted as "having the respect of the industry" and is seen as "a very thorough and creative lawyer." He has extensive experience in the insurance market, settling high-value coverage claims on behalf of policyholders.

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Saul Goodman is seen as a "detail-oriented and highly skilled" practitioner who is "able to take a lot of complex issues and players and help us focus on the right path forward," comment clients. He has a wealth of experience assisting policyholders in complex disputes and settlement negotiations.

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Jenner & Block LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Matthew Jacobs of Jenner & Block LLP is a renowned coverage litigator, said to be "very responsive, easy to work with, professional and a pleasant person to deal with," according to commentators. His broad practice includes cyberliability and D&O claims, among a variety of others.

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Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Jacobs is regarded as "very well known, diligent, thoughtful, professional and good with the clients." He is noted as active in a variety of complex coverage cases, including toxic tort claims and product liability matters.

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The Mayerson Firm PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources "have a lot of respect for" Marc Mayerson of The Mayerson Firm PLLC. He has a wealth of experience representing policyholders in asbestos and environment claims, as well as D&O disputes.

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Richard D. Milone

Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Milone of Jones Day has experience advising corporate policyholders in high-stakes insurance litigation. He is regarded by clients as "a firm hand in communication and solving issues." Others acknowledge him as "an expert in the field," adding: "I am impressed by his grasp of knowledge and application of that to our business. His skill set is broad and impressive."

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Plumer is viewed as "very practical, with a good way of communicating with people," according to clients, who add: "He is very business-minded and attuned to what your needs are." He acts in litigation matters and arbitrations, representing clients from a range of industries, including utilities and manufacturing, among many others.

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Lowenstein Sandler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Reidy of Lowenstein Sandler LLP is praised for his "vast knowledge of insurance law and responsiveness" and is noted as a "good strategist" for insurance claims involving commercial liabilities, D&O, and errors and omissions.

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Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Gary Thompson of Reed Smith LLP is recognized as a "terrific advocate" and is known for his experience handling property damage claims for policyholders. Clients consider him to be a "vital resource" owing to his "instrumental quick analysis."

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Gilbert LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Barry Buchman is recognized as a "very sophisticated" practitioner with a niche for handling coverage disputes in the automotive industry. He has experience appearing in both federal and state trial and appellate courts.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources mention Daniel Chefitz as having "a lot of varied skills to quarterback all the various pieces" of complex coverage litigation. He represents policyholders across the full spectrum of insurance recovery disputes.

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Anna Engh recently acted for World Fuel Services on a high-value contentious coverage dispute on losses incurred following a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Canada. She represents clients on a range of pharmaceutical, environmental and mass tort claims.

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Marialuisa Gallozzi

Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Marialuisa Gallozzi is recognized as an "expert in the area" for insurance recovery strategies and risk transfers. Clients commend her "responsiveness and approach to policies."

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Klein is praised for his "keen eye on how to assess a realistic outcome and drive toward that goal." He acts on behalf of clients in insurance claims across the mining, manufacturing, automotive and financial services industries.

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Noted for her "communication, experience in the field and subject matter expertise," Helen Michael of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP concentrates her practice on handling complex litigation on behalf of policyholders. Sources describe her as an "excellent strategist, writer and oral advocate."

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Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Koorosh Talieh is noted for his representation of corporate policyholders in high-stakes insurance disputes. He has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration.

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Seth Tucker is "thoughtful and responsive," comment clients, who also describe him as "very good technically and analytically." He has recently been active in seeking coverage for Johns Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins University in a number of claims concerning medical personnel.

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