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Covington & Burling LLP - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Superlative bench strength and an unmatched level of expertise set this superb practice apart as the pinnacle of policyholder representation across the USA. Houses some of the industry's most sought-after practitioners as well as an enviable list of blue-chip clients across a vast range of sectors. Consistently involved in the most cutting-edge, high-stakes litigation taking place around the globe. Offers extensive expertise acting for clients' interests in arbitration negotiations. Experienced across a spectrum of coverage claims, including property damage, catastrophic loss and mass-tort liability, amongst others.

Strengths One client reports: "Covington & Burling is as good as it gets. They are absolutely superb in every way I can think of."

Another source considers the practice to be "masters at insurance coverage disputes," going on to add: "They are the best of the best."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Carrier Corp and Elliott Company in reimbursement and settlement cost litigation against multiple insurer groups. The dispute arose in relation to asbestos bodily injury claims.

Represented ExxonMobil in coverage disputes with their insurers after incurring high-value defense and liabilities costs. The underlying litigation related to claims that gasoline containing the additive MTBE was a dangerous and hazardous product.

Notable practitioners

William Skinner is described as "one of the patriarchs of the practice area" as well as "dean of the Bar" by market sources. He has significant experience representing policyholders across a range of coverage and liability disputes.

Donald Brown is highly experienced at handling long-term insurance coverage litigation concerning a range of liability claims. He is also notable for his expertise in representing clients in trial and appellate, as well as arbitration proceedings.

John Buchanan is acknowledged for his expertise advising clients on coverage disputes, including data breach and professional liability matters. One market source reports: "His work quality is always top notch. He is very well respected and very pragmatic."

Mitchell Dolin has significant experience representing clients on a range of coverage disputes including professional liability and injury class action claims. A source notes: "You could go to him for any coverage issue and he would have experience," going on to add that "he is highly regarded."

David Goodwin receives plaudits for his experience representing policyholders in a broad range of coverage matters. His areas of expertise include professional liability, data security and property damage disputes.

William Greaney is an experienced insurance practitioner representing policyholders in a range of coverage disputes. His areas of expertise include catastrophic loss, mass torts and environmental liability matters.

Benedict Lenhart cochairs the firm's insurance practice. He offers considerable expertise handling a range of coverage disputes, including asbestos, product liability and D&O matters. Sources highlight him as "a real expert negotiator, " as well as a "big-picture lawyer."

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Reed Smith LLP - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder Department

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What the team is known for Versatile group offering an impressive geographical spread and a deep pool of talent to facilitate robust representation of policyholders across the full gamut of dispute work. Brings deep expertise in significant commercial general liability cases, including asbestos claims and environmental incidents. Also demonstrates experience in a host of other matters such as business interruption, D&O and employee discrimination. Exhibits considerable skill in handling coverage disputes that fall within the financial sector, including securities issues and professional conduct matters. Additionally offers notable expertise advising on catastrophic loss claims, including hurricane and wildfire concerns.

Strengths Sources praise the team's practical and pragmatic advice on insurance issues.

Work highlights Represented Mine Safety Appliances Company in a bad faith dispute in Pennsylvania. The matter arose from denial of coverage for asbestos injury claims and involved complex trigger issues.

Acted on behalf of American Capital and Scientific Protein Laboratories in general liability coverage ligation seeking $87 million in damages. The dispute concerned underlying bodily injury claims and an insurer's duty to defend.

Notable practitioners

David Halbreich handles an array of insurance coverage disputes, including expertise across securities-related claims, D&O liability and toxic tort litigation.

John Shugrue is experienced across a range of coverage litigation including professional liability, property damage and business interruption claims.

John Vishneski has a solid reputation in the insurance market for his experience handling a range of coverage disputes. His areas of expertise include environmental liability, toxic tort and cyber-related insurance matters.

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Anderson Kill PC - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder Department

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What the team is known for A high-quality team capable of handling multiparty disputes and taking on coverage matters in diverse areas such as asbestos liability, bodily injury, data breach and financial lines. Acts for a broad array of clients, ranging from state and municipal bodies through to major companies, in sectors such as technology and consumer products. Exclusively represents policyholder interests in insurance as well as wider commercial matters. Exhibits additional expertise advising clients in environmental liability disputes.

Strengths A client states: "I found them to be all very intelligent and articulate. I really appreciate their 'grit'. If I am going to hire counsel on something it is because I want someone with some fight, some gusto, some grit. They are good at taking the end result that I want and formulating a strategy and plan to get there."

Work highlights Represented the State of California in high-value coverage litigation against multiple insurers. The dispute involves cleanup costs related to Stringfellow Acid Pits.

Acted for Alfa Laval, an industrial manufacturer, in coverage disputes with its insurer over long-tail asbestos liability and defense cost allocation matters.

Notable practitioners

The "very talented" Robert Horkovich is a widely respected insurance practitioner. He handles a range of coverage disputes, often representing governmental entities in high-profile cases including environmental and long-tail claim disputes.

William Passannante enjoys a good reputation as an experienced insurance lawyer. His areas of expertise include asbestos claims, product liability and property damage disputes. Market sources report: "He is very well respected in the Bar and a strong, zealous advocate for clients."

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Anderson Kill's insurance recovery attorneys have recovered billions of dollars in judgments and settlements from insurance companies over the course of more than three decades and have made insurance law in multiple states -- including California, in a landmark decision establishing "all sums" and "stacking" principles for policyholders, and New York, in a decision affirming not only defense coverage for long-tail asbestos claims even after exhaustion of limits, but also attorneys' fees for the defense coverage dispute.

Our Insurance Recovery Group represents policyholders in insurance coverage disputes regarding environmental/asbestos/toxic tort liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, data breaches and other cyber risks, products liability, professional liability, intellectual property claims, commercial crime, property losses, business interruption losses and many other types of claims. The Group is supported by a library of tens of thousands of insurance company regulatory filings, manuals, briefs, advertisements and other discovery materials.

We represent policyholders only in insurance coverage disputes, maintaining no ties to insurance companies and so avoiding conflicts of interest. In a corporate legal environment in which insurance companies carry tremendous weight, both as clients and as sources of defense work, Anderson Kill's policyholder-only commitment serves as a competitive advantage.

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Jones Day - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder Department

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What the team is known for A thriving policyholder outfit handling a broad range of traditional coverage areas as well as cutting-edge issues such as data breach and cyber risk. Also offers strength in managing cases of catastrophic loss, including associated business interruption and property damage claims. Demonstrates skill in domestic and international disputes for clients from an array of industry sectors, including construction, energy and financial services.

Work highlights Represented Union Pacific Railroad on an array of coverage claims relating to major weather events, accidents and derailments.

Acted on behalf of Corning in a property loss dispute following a power outage at the company's Taiwan facility. Work included cross-border negotiations with multiple insurers and reinsurers on a global level.

Notable practitioners

David Steuber has considerable experience handling a range of high-value insurance coverage disputes. His areas of expertise include business interruption, professional liability and toxic tort claims.

Tyrone Childress is an experienced practitioner and leads the firm's insurance practice. His areas of expertise include mass torts, product liability and property damage coverage disputes.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Prominent nationwide insurance practice that provides strong trial representation and coverage expertise. Draws on deep knowledge of corporate restructuring as well as experience in product liability and mass torts. Also advises clients on diverse matters such as captives and other SPVs. Offers considerable strength in long-tail liability matters including environmental contamination and asbestos-related issues. Possesses notable experience advising clients on arbitration proceedings, particularly in London and Bermuda.

Work highlights Represented Zimmer Biomet Holdings in high-value coverage disputes seeking defense and settlement costs. The matters involved underlying product liability claims relating to a metal-on-metal artificial hip product manufactured by the client.

Appeared before the California Supreme Court on behalf of Goulds Pumps, appealing previous product liabilities judgments.

Notable practitioners

Paul Zevnik is referred to as "a superb strategist" by commentators. He has significant experience handling a wide range of insurance disputes, including asbestos, environmental and product liability matters.

Michel Yves Horton is a respected practitioner in the insurance market. He has extensive experience handling a broad scope of coverage disputes, including environmental, asbestos and professional liability matters.

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Morgan Lewis is a recognized leader in placement, claims handling, and dispute resolution involving insurance and similar risk-transfer devices and instruments. In addition to our recognized trial, appellate and alternative dispute resolution capabilities, we counsel clients on insurance issues arising from complex corporate restructurings, mergers, and other transactional matters. We have an active captive practice, with both domestic and international know-how and capabilities. We also draw on our firm’s experience in a variety of areas to preserve, protect, and maximize insurance assets.

We have the broadest geographical reach of any national policyholder firm, with key partners and a vibrant insurance recovery practice in 20 of our 30 offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

We also have one of the nation’s most financially sophisticated insurance practices, with special expertise in captives, reinsurance, bankruptcy, restructuring, and risk-transfer-based special purpose vehicles. Our team is well known for its deal making, frequently involving complex instruments; its ability to resolve “bet-the-company” disputes; its innovative litigation strategies; and its multijurisdictional trial and appellate skills. We offer insurance-related expertise in a broad spectrum of legal settings and achieve creative, path-breaking results for leading global companies.
Our lawyers are both advisors and trial and appellate lawyers.

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Perkins Coie LLP - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Displays deep experience in resolving tough disputes on behalf of policyholders, with particularly extensive knowledge in disputes involving the Bermuda Form. A distinguished client roster includes major players in the utilities and natural resources sectors, as well as a significant number of technology companies. Advises clients on novel areas such as cyber risk as well as on more traditional areas of coverage. Demonstrates notable skill in toxic tort, professional liability and bankruptcy matters.

Work highlights Represented Spotify in seeking insurance coverage relating to class action litigation brought by a group of songwriters and publishers alleging copyright infringement.

Acted on behalf of Lafarge North America, as an additional insured party, in coverage litigation arising from bodily injuries sustained by two steel plant employees. The dispute was complicated by liability issues involving primary and excess insurers.

Notable practitioners

Timothy Burns enjoys a "strong reputation in the Bar," according to sources. He has considerable experience handling corporate and coverage insurance issues, with particular expertise in D&O matters.

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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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Proskauer Rose LLP - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder Department

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What the team is known for Fields an excellent team of experienced trial lawyers as well as possessing strong arbitration capabilities. Maintains a strong following of corporate policyholder clients, including a significant number of hedge funds and private equity groups. Offers a broad spectrum of coverage expertise including noncontentious matters such as policy review. Demonstrates an impressive international capability with considerable knowledge across the London market and Bermuda Form matters. Also possess considerable knowledge across emerging cyber insurance issues.

Strengths A source comments: "They are bright, efficient, skilled, and knowledgeable. We are totally satisfied with the counseling and work received, and couldn’t be more pleased with the professional relationship."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Union Carbide, a chemical and polymers company, in insurance coverage litigation against multiple insurers. The client sought to recover costs arising from a large volume of asbestos bodily injury claims.

Represented NFL Clubs in connection with discovery demands made by the clients' insurers relating to underlying disputes involving concussion-related claims brought by NFL players.

Notable practitioners

The "talented" Seth Schafler has experience handling a range of insurance coverage disputes. He demonstrates particular expertise on business interruption and D&O matters.

Steven Gilford is described by one source as a "bright, sage counselor." He has considerable experience across an array of coverage disputes, including particular expertise handling cyber insurance and business interruption matters.

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Blank Rome LLP - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Possesses wide experience in coverage work, handling diverse matters from major product liability cases and asbestos disputes to bodily injury claims in the professional sports world. Particularly well regarded in areas including sexual abuse liability, False Claims Act cases and food recall coverage. Also skilled in a range of insurance issues across the energy and healthcare sectors. Additionally displays significant expertise handling cybersecurity coverage matters.

Work highlights Represented Pennsylvania State University in coverage litigation arising from the Sandusky sexual misconduct claims. The matter involved a bad faith dispute with the client's primary insurer and arbitration with excess insurers.

Acted on behalf of SPX Corporation, an infrastructure equipment supplier, in bankruptcy litigation which involved coverage issues for potential future asbestos claims under legacy insurance policies.

Notable practitioners

The "outstanding" John Heintz has a wealth of knowledge across an array of insurance disputes. He has notable expertise in professional, environmental and asbestos liability matters.

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How we stand out

  • One of few U.S. firms focusing exclusively on policyholder work, and We're known for our substantial trial experience and mindset.

  • Experienced in specialty areas of insurance, including bankruptcy, business conduct liabilities, cybersecurity, directors’ and officers’, employment, energy, environmental liability, political risk, and business interruption; and newer areas including product recall, representation & warranties, sports and athletic injury, and credit risk insurance.

  • We’ve helped Fortune 500 companies assess their cyber risk profiles and structure cyber insurance programs.

  • Severe Weather Emergency Recovery Team – an interdisciplinary group experienced in issues impacted by severe weather events.

  • Plaintiffs’ mentality – For clients, frequently defendants in the tort system, we focus on maximizing benefits and recoveries. Our Washington, D.C.; New York; Los Angeles; and Houston teams have recovered $7.5 billion+ for clients from insurers and insurance brokers in the last decade.

  • Sexual abuse liability – our experience in insurance coverage for sexual abuse liability has helped us recover $1 billion+ in insurance proceeds in cutting-edge cases, where we've secured multi-million recoveries for victims.

  • Transactions – we also advise corporations, private equity firms, and hedge funds, on insurance coverage aspects of billion-dollar+ transactions, including insurance due diligence, and securing representations and warranties insurance on favorable terms.

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K&L Gates - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Offers significant trial and arbitration experience, including London market expertise, in matters pertaining to environmental coverage, asbestos and product liability, as well as bodily injury and business interruption claims. Also offers strong support in insurance bankruptcy issues, as well as being involved in the development of new cyber risk policies. Further demonstrates considerable capability in handling complex construction defect and D&O liability matters. Additionally offers notable expertise advising on catastrophic loss disputes.

Strengths A source reports: "I give the firm very high marks, as it is quite knowledgable on all lines of insurance," going on to add: "They are eminently qualified to advise."

Work highlights Acted for PPG Industries in addressing alleged asbestos liabilities which arose in connection with a Chapter 11 reorganization filing. The bankruptcy plan related to Pittsburgh Corning Corporation, an affiliate company of which the client was a 50% owner.

Represented Halliburton in insurance coverage issues arising from the high-profile and extensive damage caused by the explosion, fire and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

Notable practitioners

David McGonigle and Sarah Turpin are key contacts.

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Latham & Watkins LLP - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Provides policyholders with strong trial representation as well as offering a comprehensive range of advice and assistance on coverage matters. Regularly handles novel or precedent-setting cases across a variety of industries. Also features a standout practice in the area of representations and warranties coverage. Exhibits considerable expertise in environmental liability, professional liability and London market and Bermuda Form arbitration proceedings. Possess notable skill advising clients on a range of cross-border matters.

Strengths Market commentators report: "The firm has a very talented team in this practice area."

Work highlights Assisted Meritor with seeking insurance coverage in relation to a high number of underlying asbestos bodily injury claims lined to their acquisition of Rockwell International.

Represented A Community of Friends (ACOF), a non-profit affordable housing organization, in insurance coverage litigation following damage sustained by several of its apartment buildings while still under construction.

Notable practitioners

Peter Rosen is a key contact.

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McKool Smith - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Demonstrates proficiency in representing an array of significant policyholder clients at trial and appellate levels in large, high-stakes insurance litigation. Skilled in handling long-tail coverage disputes, property damage claims and financial liability disputes. Also offers notable experience across professional liability and D&O matters.

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Warren Pumps before the New York Court of Appeals. The matter dealt with significant interpretations of long-tail allocation and trigger issues.

Represented Pfizer and Pharmacia in multiple D&O coverage disputes arising from separate underlying claims. Each claim was made under different insurance policy towers and involved different insurers.

Notable practitioners

Robin Cohen is a highly experienced insurance practitioner who handles a range of complex disputes for policyholder clients. Her areas of expertise asbestos, environmental and professional liability matters.

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Exhibits significant experience advising policyholder clients across a range of sophisticated insurance coverage disputes. Offers expertise handling environmental, D&O and product liability claims. Also knowledgeable regarding insurance matters in the energy, construction and utilities markets.

Strengths Sources describe them as "a nationally well-known practice," with others adding: "They are really invested in this space."

Work highlights Acted for New York University in its complex $1.4 billion catastrophic coverage claims arising from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

Represented Foresight Energy in business interruption and property damage coverage claims arising from a combustion event at one of the client's mining facilities.

Notable practitioners

Mark Plumer is a respected practitioner with a wide breadth of experience in insurance coverage disputes. He is highlighted for his handling of environmental, product liability and cyber-related matters.

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Senior Statesperson

William P Skinner

Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Skinner is described as "one of the patriarchs of the practice area" as well as "dean of the Bar" by market sources. He has significant experience representing policyholders across a range of coverage and liability disputes.

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Donald Brown is highly experienced at handling long-term insurance coverage litigation concerning a range of liability claims. He is also notable for his expertise in representing clients in trial and appellate, as well as arbitration proceedings.

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Buchanan is acknowledged for his expertise advising clients on coverage disputes, including data breach and professional liability matters. One market source reports: "His work quality is always top notch. He is very well respected and very pragmatic."

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McKool Smith

From the Chambers USA guide

Robin Cohen is a highly experienced insurance practitioner who handles a range of complex disputes for policyholder clients. Her areas of expertise asbestos, environmental and professional liability matters.

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mitchell Dolin has significant experience representing clients on a range of coverage disputes including professional liability and injury class action claims. A source notes: "You could go to him for any coverage issue and he would have experience," going on to add that "he is highly regarded."

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Goodwin receives plaudits for his experience representing policyholders in a broad range of coverage matters. His areas of expertise include professional liability, data security and property damage disputes.

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Blank Rome LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "outstanding"John Heintz has a wealth of knowledge across an array of insurance disputes. He has notable expertise in professional, environmental and asbestos liability matters.

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Robert M Horkovich

Anderson Kill PC

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very talented"Robert Horkovich is a widely respected insurance practitioner. He handles a range of coverage disputes, often representing governmental entities in high-profile cases including environmental and long-tail claim disputes.

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Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jerold Oshinsky of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP has significant expertise in the insurance market, handling a wide range of coverage disputes. He also has notable experience acting in arbitrations.

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Pasich LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kirk Pasich of Pasich LLP is well known for his experience across an array of insurance disputes. One client reports: "The best I've ever seen. It is a breath of fresh air to have someone so confident, who knows what they can do and has the track record to prove it."

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Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

David Steuber has considerable experience handling a range of high-value insurance coverage disputes. His areas of expertise include business interruption, professional liability and toxic tort claims.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Zevnik is referred to as "a superb strategist" by commentators. He has significant experience handling a wide range of insurance disputes, including asbestos, environmental and product liability matters.

^ See whole ranking table

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Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Timothy Burns enjoys a "strong reputation in the Bar," according to sources. He has considerable experience handling corporate and coverage insurance issues, with particular expertise in D&O matters.

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Tyrone R Childress

Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Tyrone Childress is an experienced practitioner and leads the firm's insurance practice. His areas of expertise include mass torts, product liability and property damage coverage disputes.

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Greaney is an experienced insurance practitioner representing policyholders in a range of coverage disputes. His areas of expertise include catastrophic loss, mass torts and environmental liability matters.

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David M Halbreich

Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Halbreich handles an array of insurance coverage disputes, including expertise across securities-related claims, D&O liability and toxic tort litigation.

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Michel Yves Horton

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michel Yves Horton is a respected practitioner in the insurance market. He has extensive experience handling a broad scope of coverage disputes, including environmental, asbestos and professional liability matters.

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Lorelie S Masters

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lorelie Masters of Hunton & Williams LLP has significant experience handling insurance litigation and arbitration. Her areas of expertise include environmental, cyber and property-related claims. Sources note: "Everyone knows her. She is a prolific writer and attorney."

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William G Passannante

Anderson Kill PC

From the Chambers USA guide

William Passannante enjoys a good reputation as an experienced insurance lawyer. His areas of expertise include asbestos claims, product liability and property damage disputes. Market sources report: "He is very well respected in the Bar and a strong, zealous advocate for clients."

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Plumer is a respected practitioner with a wide breadth of experience in insurance coverage disputes. He is highlighted for his handling of environmental, product liability and cyber-related matters.

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Proskauer Rose LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "talented"Seth Schafler has experience handling a range of insurance coverage disputes. He demonstrates particular expertise on business interruption and D&O matters.

^ See whole ranking table

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Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Shugrue is experienced across a range of coverage litigation including professional liability,  property damage and business interruption claims.

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Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Vishneski has a solid reputation in the insurance market for his experience handling a range of coverage disputes. His areas of expertise include environmental liability, toxic tort and cyber-related insurance matters.

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Lathrop Gage

From the Chambers USA guide

Nancy Sher Cohen of Lathrop Gage is chair of the firm's insurance practice and has considerable experience handling coverage disputes. Her areas of expertise include environmental issues, property damage and professional liability matters.

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Proskauer Rose LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Gilford is described by one source as a "bright, sage counselor." He has considerable experience across an array of coverage disputes, including particular expertise handling cyber insurance and business interruption matters.

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Benedict M Lenhart

Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Benedict Lenhart cochairs the firm's insurance practice. He offers considerable expertise handling a range of coverage disputes, including asbestos, product liability and D&O matters. Sources highlight him as "a real expert negotiator, " as well as a "big-picture lawyer."

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Barry Levin of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is recognized in the insurance market for his experience in a range of insurance disputes. His areas of expertise include D&O, asbestos and environmental liability matters.

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John H Mathias Jr

Jenner & Block LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Mathias of Jenner & Block LLP has considerable experience advising clients on a range of insurance disputes. A source reports: "He conducts himself in a way thats earns him a great deal of respect and reverence."

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Band 3

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Reidy of Lowenstein Sandler LLP has notable experience representing policyholders across a range of commercial insurance disputes, with particular expertise in professional liability matters.

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