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Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder — Nationwide


Covington & Burling LLP - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder

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第一等

Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

Basic facts about the department
Key offices include San Francisco and Washington, DC.

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.

Strengths Sources agree that "Covington is still the gold-standard firm - they are top-notch."

A commentator notes: "I don't think any firms are as deep or as experienced as Covington."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Target in high-value coverage disputes arising from a major data breach affecting potentially hundreds of millions of payment card customers.

Assisted Riddell with its pursuit of coverage in relation to underlying product liability class action claims linked to serious head injuries of current and former NFL and NCAA football players. The disputes involved complex allocation, defense costs and discovery issues.

Notable practitioners

The "outstanding" Donald Brown offers significant ability across trial, appellate and arbitration matters in the insurance market. He provides expertise in D&O liability, environmental torts and business interruption claims among others.

John Buchanan continues to enjoy an "excellent reputation" in the insurance market for his considerable experience across an array of complex coverage disputes. He is skilled in handling asbestos liability issues, E&O liability claims and cyber and data security matters.

Mitchell Dolin is praised as "a very talented and hard-working lawyer" by market sources. He is held in high esteem for his significant strength in insurance coverage disputes, including environmental, professional liability and first party property matters.

David Goodwin is highly regarded in the insurance sphere, demonstrating extensive experience across a broad range of sophisticated coverage litigation. His areas of expertise include property damage issues, cyber risk, D&O and environmental liability disputes.

William Greaney is referred to by sources as "one of the big names out there" in the insurance realm. He known for his skillful handling of asbestos, mass tort and environmental liability coverage disputes. He also offers experience across catastrophic loss issues.

Lawrence Hobel is knowledgeable across a range of insurance coverage disputes, with notable expertise in environmental, toxic tort and business interruption matters. He is also skilled in handling privacy security and D&O issues.

Benedict Lenhart is "very skilled and excellent at what he does," according to market commentators. He exhibits experience in environmental, D&O and toxic tort disputes as well as knowledge across London and Bermuda market matters.

The "top-notch" William Skinner has extensive experience in the insurance market and continues to be well regarded for his significant knowledge across D&O, product liability and business interruption disputes as well as environmental liability issues.

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Anderson Kill PC - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder

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第二等

Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

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.

Strengths A client notes: "Anderson Kill did a great job. The experience was there to help us and if we weren't sure which way to turn they were a good guide. We had a very positive experience, they helped out tremendously and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them."

Sources say: "They have very significant market presence, good people and good bench strength."

Work highlights Counseled Amtrak on property damage and business interruption disputes with its primary and excess insurers in relation to an estimated $1 billion in losses following Hurricane Sandy and subsequent repairs and improvements.

Represented TransCanada in coverage litigation arising from the breakdown of an energy generator at a facility in Long Island City. The complex dispute involved business interruption, property damage and liability period issues.

Significant clients State of California, O&G Industries, U.S. Bancorp, Colgate-Palmolive, Computer Science Corporation.

Notable practitioners

Robert Horkovich is a renowned and highly experienced litigator skilled in high-stakes insurance coverage disputes. Clients describe him as "the guru for insurance litigation."

The "very well thought of" William Passannante exhibits notable expertise in an array of coverage litigation including D&O liability issues, environmental claims and property damage matters. Market sources report: "His strongest traits are to look at issues, make good recommendations and do so very quickly."

Department profile by Anderson Kill PC

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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Reed Smith LLP - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder

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第二等

Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York.

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.

Strengths A client notes: "Reed Smith has a very unique level of expertise and a lot of depth in the practice. If I have a question about a policy or recovery, they are the firm I will go to without a doubt."

Work highlights Represented Estée Lauder in litigation with OneBeason in relation to underlying environmental liability coverage and subsequent defense costs and bad faith claims.

Acted for Gallup in a sophisticated coverage dispute with the client's D&O insurance carrier, arising from the underlying settlement of a qui tam case alleging false claims.

Significant clients Castleton Commodities, Ritchie Capital Management, U.S. Steel, Fifth Third Bancorp, Cumulus Media.

Notable practitioners

David Halbreich is well respected for his experience across a wide range of high-stakes insurance litigation. He is skilled in handling toxic tort, professional liability and insurance-linked securities coverage disputes. One impressed source reports: "If I have a big-ticket insurance matter he is the guy I want. He is always prepared, always knows his facts of law and is a very skilled advocate."

John Shugrue is known for his strength acting for significant policyholder clients in major coverage disputes including D&O liability, first party property damage and business interruption matters.

John Vishneski exhibits considerable knowledge across a broad spectrum of insurance coverage disputes. He is well regarded for his considerable expertise in D&O issues, cyber matters and environmental liability cases, as well as significant property damage claims.

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Jones Day - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and New York.

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.

Strengths A client notes: "We were attracted by their recognized expertise and reputation. They very much have lived up to it - they have an excellent understanding of the legal issues involved."

Sources say: "There are some very good lawyers there, it is a high-quality practice."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Sony Pictures in a complex coverage dispute relating to damage caused by a high-profile cyberattack against the company, allegedly by North Korean hackers.

Represented Madelaine Chocolate Novelties in business interruption coverage litigation relating to over $50 million of property damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Significant clients PepsiCo, Dell, American Apparel, Lehman Brothers Holdings, Union Pacific.

Notable practitioners

David Steuber is highly respected in the insurance market, with sources describing him as "a very talented guy." He provides considerable expertise across a range of high-stakes coverage litigation including asbestos liability, business interruption and D&O matters.

Chair of the insurance practice Tyrone Childress has been referred to as "thoughtful and smart" as well as a "terrific insurance litigator" by market commentators. He demonstrates experience across toxic tort, product liability and catastrophic loss matters. One client reports: "He was great to work with. He is rather well known in the industry and his experience and connections helped us very efficiently."

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

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Los Angeles and Washington, DC.

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.

Strengths A client notes: "The briefs they wrote were some of the best I have ever seen, both in quality of writing and they were very creative in thinking outside the box."

"Morgan Lewis has good solid insurance practitioners and trial lawyers," according to market commentators.

Work highlights Acted for Zimmer Biomet Holdings in high-value multijurisdictional insurance coverage litigation arising from underlying defense and settlement costs. The losses occurred as a result of class actions claiming product liability issues with an artificial hip product the client manufactures.

Represented former ITT subsidiaries which sought coverage for $800 million in asbestos-related losses. This complex matter involved allocation, trigger of coverage and insurer insolvency issues.

Significant clients Goulds Pumps, Superior Group, Motiva Enterprises, Pentair, Hill Brothers Chemical.

Notable practitioners

"Really good lawyer" Paul Zevnik is renowned in the market for his significant expertise in a variety of insurance coverage disputes including product liability claims, restructuring issues and toxic tort matters.

Michel Yves Horton exhibits considerable experience in complex insurance coverage litigation. His areas of expertise include asbestos issues, environmental matters and financial losses. "He is a very talented lawyer and I think the world of him," notes a source.

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Perkins Coie LLP - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder

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第三等

Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

Basic facts about the department
Key office is Washington, DC.

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.

Strengths "Perkins Coie certainly deserve high praise and they have excellent lawyers," according to commentators.

Work highlights Represented Hitachi Zosen in multiparty litigation which sought coverage for substantial repair costs and delays arising from damage caused to a large tunnel-boring machine in the construction of an underground highway in Seattle.

Acted on behalf of Residential Capital Liquidating Trust in bankruptcy court proceedings against a series of professional liability insurers.

Significant clients Alpha Natural Resources, Galena Biopharma, Lafarge North America, InnovationX, Zillow Group.

Notable practitioners

The "incredibly intelligent" Timothy Burns has been referred to as "a walking encyclopedia and an excellent counselor" by impressed commentators. He has considerable experience across a range of insurance matters and is highlighted for his significant expertise handling D&O issues.

Robert Jacobs is experienced across various complex insurance disputes. He demonstrates ability handling London arbitration matters, product liability issues and business interruption claims as part of a broad practice. One source reports: "He looks at things from a different perceptive so is creative and open to new ideas," while another adds that "he is a smart guy and knows coverage."

Department profile by Perkins Coie LLP

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

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第三等

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Chicago and New York.

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 London market and Bermuda Form matters.

Strengths Sources say: "Proskauer Rose is excellent - very good litigators but with a good business sense as well."

Sources report that the firm is "very high-quality" and note that "their reputation is well deserved."

Work highlights Assisted the Los Angeles 2024 Exploratory Committee with its securing of D&O, event cancellation and overspend insurance coverage in relation to the bid to host the Olympic Games.

Successfully negotiated an agreement with insurers for The Budd Company in relation to long-tail asbestos bodily injuries liabilities, complicated by the client's bankruptcy.

Significant clients Incorporated Village of Old Westbury, J.P. Morgan, Union Carbide.

Notable practitioners

Seth Schafler possesses deep experience across an array of insurance coverage disputes, including D&O, business interruption and general commercial liability issues. Market sources describe him as "a very good analytical lawyer."

Nancy Sher Cohen is well known for her considerable strength across a range of coverage litigation. She demonstrates skill in professional liability, toxic torts and environmental issues. Sources highlight Cohen's respected presence in the insurance market, and she is lauded as a "fine lawyer."

Steven Gilford is praised by interviewees as an "experienced, driven, top-flight attorney." He is well regarded for his trial and appellate ability across a variety of insurance coverage disputes including product liability, first party property damage and D&O matters.

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Blank Rome LLP - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder

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第四等

Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Washington, DC.

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.

Strengths Sources say: "Blank Rome provides value-added and cost-conscious legal services. They are a go-to firm in this practice area."

Work highlights Acted for Actavis in high-value litigation with Travelers involving duty to defend and liability coverage issues. The dispute arose in relation to underlying misrepresentation allegations brought against the client regarding the efficacy and side effects of opioid drug treatments.

Represented KaloBios Pharmaceuticals as special insurance counsel in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, advising the client on its D&O coverage in relation to an approved restructuring to reduce the former chief executive's stake in the company.

Significant clients EDF Trading, Carfax, ExxonMobil, HJ Heinz, General Cable.

Notable practitioners

The "very talented and insightful" John Heintz is well regarded across the insurance market for his significant experience handling a range of complex coverage litigation. His areas of expertise include toxic tort, environmental and professional liability matters.

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Jenner & Block LLP - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder

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第四等

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Chicago and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Regularly involved in high-stakes coverage litigation on behalf of major policyholders, with a diverse client roster that includes entities in the healthcare, transportation and finance industries. Brings significant trial experience to bear in an array of commercial and professional liability claims as well as disputes arising from natural disasters and workplace injuries. Highly experienced in handling complex environmental and asbestos issues.

Work highlights Represented SoundExchange in complex coverage litigation arising from an underlying dispute involving royalties payments and competing claims by several artists.

Acted for IAP Worldwide Services in obtaining coverage for defense costs related to a DOJ investigation into its former CEO.

Significant clients Amtrak, Danfoss, Lumber Liquidators, Southern California Edison, United Conveyor.

Notable practitioners

John Mathias is a widely respected litigator with significant experience across the insurance market. He is known for his strength in complex D&O liability, business interruption and property damage matters.

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K&L Gates - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is Pittsburgh.

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.

Strengths Clients say: "The firm's strong points are their organization, forward thinking, knowledge of the underlying business and experience."

Work highlights Represented BWX Technologies in litigation seeking coverage for $80 million in settlement costs of class actions alleging bodily injury and property damage in relation to nuclear fuel fabrication facilities in Pennsylvania.

Acted for Hexcel in various insurance coverage litigation matters regarding environmental liabilities in New Jersey, including the Lodi chemical plant remediation and Diamond Alkali Superfund cleanup.

Significant clients Ashland, CBS, Ingersoll-Rand, Honeywell International, Eaton.

Notable practitioners

David McGonigle is the chair of the insurance practice.

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Latham & Watkins LLP - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is Los Angeles.

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.

Strengths A client notes: "I was very happy with the service, the team there brings a great deal of practical experience as well as substantive expertise in the insurance field, so really almost unparalleled from a service perspective."

A client says: "We enjoyed their work and benefited from the relationship. They clearly know the law and are very good about giving some complex written advice in a timely fashion. They are easy to work with, friendly and responsive."

Work highlights Acted for United Nuclear in high-value bad faith litigation against Resolute Management and Lloyd's of London carriers in relation to historic environmental liabilities arising from various mines across the country.

Represented A Community of Friends, a nonprofit affordable housing company, in coverage disputes with multiple insurers regarding property damage of two under-construction apartment buildings. The matter involved builder's risk, pollution and general liability claims.

Significant clients Fluor, Toyota, NCAA, Westfield, Meritor.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Lundberg is highly regarded in the insurance market for his significant skill in handling a broad array of sophisticated litigation and arbitration matters. Impressed sources say: "He is a very good strategic thinker who likes the complex, difficult issues and finds a way to resolve them."

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McKool Smith - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices is New York.

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.

Strengths "McKool Smith is extremely good and extremely effective," according to commentators.

Sources say: "The team is very good on client service and accessibility. They are very reasonable and do a good job."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Givaudan Fragrances in coverage litigation arising from historic environmental liabilities. The key issue involved disputed insurance rights assignment from the client's parent company.

Represented Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association, College Retirement Equities Fund and other interested parties in seeking coverage for defense and settlement costs in relation to underlying class actions.

Significant clients Warren Pumps, QBE Holdings, AR Capital, Cushman & Wakefield, Maxus Energy.

Notable practitioners

Robin Cohen offers significant experience in handling complex business-critical insurance litigation. She exhibits considerable skill in toxic tort, product liability and environmental disputes, among others. One source reports: "She is focused, hard-working and anticipates her clients' needs. She is proactive and ahead of me on things, which is good."

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Senior Statesmen

William P Skinner

Covington & Burling LLP

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The "top-notch" William Skinner has extensive experience in the insurance market and continues to be well regarded for his significant knowledge across D&O, product liability and business interruption disputes as well as environmental liability issues.

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Covington & Burling LLP

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The "outstanding" Donald Brown offers significant ability across trial, appellate and arbitration matters in the insurance market. He provides expertise in D&O liability, environmental torts and business interruption claims among others.

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Covington & Burling LLP

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John Buchanan continues to enjoy an "excellent reputation" in the insurance market for his considerable experience across an array of complex coverage disputes. He is skilled in handling asbestos liability issues, E&O liability claims and cyber and data security matters.

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McKool Smith

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Robin Cohen offers significant experience in handling complex business-critical insurance litigation. She exhibits considerable skill in toxic tort, product liability and environmental disputes, among others. One source reports: "She is focused, hard-working and anticipates her clients' needs. She is proactive and ahead of me on things, which is good."

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Covington & Burling LLP

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Mitchell Dolin is praised as "a very talented and hard-working lawyer" by market sources. He is held in high esteem for his significant strength in insurance coverage disputes, including environmental, professional liability and first party property matters.

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Covington & Burling LLP

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David Goodwin is highly regarded in the insurance sphere, demonstrating extensive experience across a broad range of sophisticated coverage litigation. His areas of expertise include property damage issues, cyber risk, D&O and environmental liability disputes.

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Covington & Burling LLP

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William Greaney is referred to by sources as "one of the big names out there" in the insurance realm. He known for his skillful handling of asbestos, mass tort and environmental liability coverage disputes. He also offers experience across catastrophic loss issues.

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Blank Rome LLP

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The "very talented and insightful" John Heintz is well regarded across the insurance market for his significant experience handling a range of complex coverage litigation. His areas of expertise include toxic tort, environmental and professional liability matters.

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Robert M Horkovich

Anderson Kill PC

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Robert Horkovich is a renowned and highly experienced litigator skilled in high-stakes insurance coverage disputes. Clients describe him as "the guru for insurance litigation."

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G Andrew Lundberg

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Andrew Lundberg is highly regarded in the insurance market for his significant skill in handling a broad array of sophisticated litigation and arbitration matters. Impressed sources say: "He is a very good strategic thinker who likes the complex, difficult issues and finds a way to resolve them."

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Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

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The "very talented" Jerold Oshinsky of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP is a highly experienced insurance market practitioner skilled in an array of complex coverage disputes. His areas of expertise include cyber liability, securities issues and catastrophic damage matters.

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Pasich LLP

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The "masterful" Kirk Pasich of Pasich LLP is well respected for his expertise in a range of trials and arbitrations in the insurance market, in particular for entertainment and energy clients. A market commentator notes: "He is top-notch and probably the most knowledgeable lawyer I have ever met."

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Jones Day

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David Steuber is highly respected in the insurance market, with sources describing him as "a very talented guy." He provides considerable expertise across a range of high-stakes coverage litigation including asbestos liability, business interruption and D&O matters.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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"Really good lawyer" Paul Zevnik is renowned in the market for his significant expertise in a variety of insurance coverage disputes including product liability claims, restructuring issues and toxic tort matters.

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Perkins Coie LLP

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The "incredibly intelligent" Timothy Burns has been referred to as "a walking encyclopedia and an excellent counselor" by impressed commentators. He has considerable experience across a range of insurance matters and is highlighted for his significant expertise handling D&O issues.

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Tyrone R Childress

Jones Day

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Chair of the insurance practice Tyrone Childress has been referred to as "thoughtful and smart" as well as a "terrific insurance litigator" by market commentators. He demonstrates experience across toxic tort, product liability and catastrophic loss matters. One client reports: "He was great to work with. He is rather well known in the industry and his experience and connections helped us very efficiently."

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David M Halbreich

Reed Smith LLP

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David Halbreich is well respected for his experience across a wide range of high-stakes insurance litigation. He is skilled in handling toxic tort, professional liability and insurance-linked securities coverage disputes. One impressed source reports: "If I have a big-ticket insurance matter he is the guy I want. He is always prepared, always knows his facts of law and is a very skilled advocate."

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Michel Yves Horton

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Michel Yves Horton exhibits considerable experience in complex insurance coverage litigation. His areas of expertise include asbestos issues, environmental matters and financial losses. "He is a very talented lawyer and I think the world of him," notes a source.

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Lorelie S Masters

Hunton & Williams LLP

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The "very talented" Lorelie Masters of Hunton & Williams LLP is well respected in the insurance market and exhibits skill across an array of coverage issues including product liability, environmental claims and Bermuda Form matters. Sources report: "She is very persuasive without being strident. She is measured, and has her facts and the law at the tip of her tongue."

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William G Passannante

Anderson Kill PC

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very well thought of" William Passannante exhibits notable expertise in an array of coverage litigation including D&O liability issues, environmental claims and property damage matters. Market sources report: "His strongest traits are to look at issues, make good recommendations and do so very quickly."

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Plumer of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP exhibits significant experience in sophisticated coverage disputes, especially across the manufacturing and energy industries. One client remarks: "He is fantastic. He is one of my go-to people and has helped me tremendously with some very complicated insurance issues."

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Proskauer Rose LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Seth Schafler possesses deep experience across an array of insurance coverage disputes, including D&O, business interruption and general commercial liability issues. Market sources describe him as "a very good analytical lawyer."

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Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Shugrue is known for his strength acting for significant policyholder clients in major coverage disputes including D&O liability, first party property damage and business interruption matters.

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Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Vishneski exhibits considerable knowledge across a broad spectrum of insurance coverage disputes. He is well regarded for his considerable expertise in D&O issues, cyber matters and environmental liability cases, as well as significant property damage claims.

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Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jill Berkeley of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP has considerable expertise across an array of coverage disputes including toxic torts, environmental issues and first party property claims. Market sources report: "In regard to her work product, availability and willingness to pitch in, she stood up to the plate and delivered in every instance."

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Proskauer Rose LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Nancy Sher Cohen is well known for her considerable strength across a range of coverage litigation. She demonstrates skill in professional liability, toxic torts and environmental issues. Sources highlight Cohen's respected presence in the insurance market, and she is lauded as a "fine lawyer."

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Proskauer Rose LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Gilford is praised by interviewees as an "experienced, driven, top-flight attorney." He is well regarded for his trial and appellate ability across a variety of insurance coverage disputes including product liability, first party property damage and D&O matters.

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Benedict Lenhart is "very skilled and excellent at what he does," according to market commentators. He exhibits experience in environmental, D&O and toxic tort disputes as well as knowledge across London and Bermuda market matters.

Lawrence Hobel is knowledgeable across a range of insurance coverage disputes, with notable expertise in environmental, toxic tort and business interruption matters. He is also skilled in handling privacy security and D&O issues. 

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Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Jacobs is experienced across various complex insurance disputes. He demonstrates ability handling London arbitration matters, product liability issues and business interruption claims as part of a broad practice. One source reports: "He looks at things from a different perceptive so is creative and open to new ideas," while another adds that "he is a smart guy and knows coverage."

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Benedict M Lenhart

Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Benedict Lenhart is "very skilled and excellent at what he does," according to market commentators. He exhibits experience in environmental, D&O and toxic tort disputes as well as knowledge across London and Bermuda market matters.

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Barry Levin of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP possesses deep experience across complex insurance litigation matters, including expertise in environmental issues, D&O liability and asbestos claims.

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John H Mathias Jr

Jenner & Block LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Mathias is a widely respected litigator with significant experience across the insurance market. He is known for his strength in complex D&O liability, business interruption and property damage matters.

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Lowenstein Sandler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "extremely effective" Andrew Reidy of Lowenstein Sandler LLP is a highly seasoned insurance market practitioner exhibiting considerable knowledge across D&O liability, financial market and asbestos coverage disputes.

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