Firm profile submitted by Gilbert LLP
Chairman: Scott D Gilbert
Number of partners: 11 Number of lawyers: 24
Gilbert LLP is a Washington, DC-based law firm focused on insurance recovery and litigation and on strategic consulting. Whether it’s strategic advice, negotiation or litigation, the firm approaches all matters with the goal of creating a tailored, cost-effective solution to the problems at hand. The firm brings creativity, strategic thinking and substantial experience to every matter it handles.
PRACTICE AREASInsurance Recovery (policyholder)
Insurance Recovery: Gilbert LLP lawyers have helped clients recover more than $40 billion in insurance assets. The firm’s focus is insurance and it only represents clients seeking coverage, never insurers. The firm provides high-level sophisticated advice to corporate and individual policyholders, crafting cost-effective and creative strategies to pursue fast and robust insurance recoveries for their significant claims. Gilbert LLP lawyers have decades of experience negotiating with, and if necessary, litigating against, insurers. Firm lawyers understand that more disputes are settled in the conference room than in the courtroom, so the firm specializes in settlement. Often, the firm can resolve clients’ insurance claims on a favorable basis without litigation. In the event negotiations do not yield the desired results, Gilbert LLP’s skilled litigators are prepared to go to court with a strategy that aims to win the maximum settlement in the minimum time. The firm’s goal always is to craft the strategy and resolution that meets each client’s specific needs.
Gilbert LLP realizes that insurance recovery is often part of a broader solution. That is why the firm’s lawyers are also liability strategists. They design and implement comprehensive solutions where insurance alone will not achieve a client’s business goals. To accomplish this, the firm takes a multidisciplinary approach to solving clients’ liability problems. The firm employs a broad range of mechanisms, some of which its lawyers invented, to deal with otherwise intractable liability problems, including alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation and arbitration, corporate reorganizations, joint claim-processing facilities, bankruptcy mechanisms including “pre-packaged” plans of reorganization, risk-transfer mechanisms such as excess of risk insurance policies, and assignments of insurance proceeds to tort claimants. Firm Chairman Scott Gilbert was a pioneer in the use of ADR to resolve insurance coverage disputes and was the principal drafter of the Wellington Agreement, an insurance treaty that remains one of the largest insurance settlements in US history. The firm’s attorneys can guide clients through the full array of risk management and insurance options to mitigate exposure and protect the client’s business.
The firm’s clients include business entities, debtors and creditors in bankruptcy matters, trusts and committees formed in such cases, law firms, accounting firms and other professional organizations, non-profits and individuals. Gilbert LLP also has a very robust public service practice representing individuals and public interest organizations.
- 1100 New York Avenue,
- Suite 700,
- Washington, DC,
- District of Columbia
- Tel +1 202 772 2200
- Fax +1 202 772 3333
- Email : [email protected]
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