We have recovered over $40 billion for our clients.

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Case Studies

Mass-Tort Bankruptcy And Coverage Case
We represented an asbestos trust in litigation in state court against two insurers that had refused to settle during the bankruptcy proceedings that led to the formation of the trust.  Issues included whether the trust's predecessor could assign...

Major E&O Recovery
We served as insurance  counsel to a corporation that was a defendant in three class action lawsuits alleging thousands of violations of various provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  Without even filing a lawsuit, we negotiated $25...

First Major Asbestos-Related Prepackaged Bankruptcy Case
Our client was a small, closely held insulation contracting company facing tens of thousands of asbestos-related bodily injury claims.  Although it had substantial, potentially unlimited, insurance coverage, its insurers were in breach of their...

Creation Of Special-Purpose Insurance Policy
Our attorneys negotiated and drafted an excess-of-loss insurance policy that covered several hundred million dollars of asbestos liability above a substantial retention, assuring the financial markets that the client's asbestos liability was...

Over $1 Billion In Insurance Payments For Product Liability Claims
We resolved all coverage issues and secured more than $1 billion in insurance for a multinational building materials company with significant mass tort liability.

$80 Million In Defense And Indemnity Related To Settlement Of Securities Litigation Without Coverage Litigation
As insurance counsel to a Fortune 50 company, we obtained full payment by multiple Directors and Officers (“D&O”) insurers of the defense and liability dollars associated with the settlement of a shareholder derivative action. This settlement...

Multiple Alternative Dispute Resolution Proceedings Regarding Application Of Asbestos-Related Exclusions
We represented an asbestos trust in six alternative dispute resolution proceedings regarding multiple insurers' assertions that exclusions written in terms of the single disease, "asbestosis," applied to exclude coverage for all asbestos-related...

D&O Coverage For Non-Profit’s Cost Of Successful Defense in IRS Proceeding
We represent a not-for-profit corporation and one of its directors and officers in pursuing coverage for losses incurred in successfully defending an administrative proceeding brought by the IRS.  Although the clients obtained a favorable...

Hundreds Of Millions In Coverage To Secure Exit Financing
We represented a debtor in a mass-tort related bankruptcy that faced significant time pressure to reach confirmation to comply with its DIP (debtor-in-possession) lender’s requirement to maintain favorable financing.  Over a dozen of the...

Phased Settlement To Address Key Liability Disputes That Otherwise Divided The Parties
One of our asbestos trust clients was in hotly contested litigation with its insurers over the availability of insurance for installation claims to which our client argued no aggregate liability limits applied.  In negotiations, it became...

Insurance Proceeds To Facilitate Settlement Of Claims Against Directors And Officers
We assisted the directors and officers of a telecommunications company in securing payment of insurance proceeds for breach-of-duty and other claims to facilitate an overall settlement of those claims.

Placement of Contamination And Product Recall Policy For Food Company
When an international food company sought to renegotiate its product recall policies, it came to us to help it evaluate the coverage it already had and to assist its in-house lawyers to evaluate the scope of the coverage provided under policies...

No-Aggregate Coverage
We represented an asbestos trust that was the successor to one of the largest asbestos defendants in the United States.  Although the company had been primarily a manufacturer and seller of asbestos-containing materials, it also maintained...

Groundbreaking “Pass Through” Settlement Agreement
Our lawyers negotiated commitments to pay in excess of one hundred million dollars on behalf of a mass-tort claimants’ committee in bankruptcy.  When faced with a single remaining recalcitrant insurer that threatened to uphold confirmation,...

Landmark Insurance Verdict In Food-Contamination Coverage Case
We secured a pair of favorable rulings in the Delaware Supreme Court in a landmark food-contamination coverage case involving mass-tort bodily injury claims arising from an allegedly tainted food product - one establishing that policy language that...

Groundbreaking Direct-Action Approach To Securing Insurance Proceeds
We represented an asbestos trust in pursuing insurance proceeds against a recalcitrant insurer, but the insurer continued to resist paying while litigation began to stall in state court.  We worked with asbestos claimants’ counsel to permit...

Hundred-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Dispute
One of our attorneys successfully resolved litigations and disputes with 26 separate credit unions, concerning over one hundred million dollars of fraudulent mortgage assignments.  The lawsuits concerned the unauthorized sale into the secondary...

London Schemes Of Arrangement
Our attorneys represented policyholder interests in negotiating the terms of schemes of arrangement (liquidation plans) for insolvent insurers in the London insurance market in the early 1990s, creating structures to process and pay billions of...

Risk Mitigation Strategy For Up-And-Coming Food Manufacturer
A quickly growing mid-cap food manufacturer came to us concerned that its insurance portfolio would not provide it adequate protection against the unique risks arising from its food business.  We conducted a detailed risk evaluation for the...

D&O Coverage For Shareholder Lawsuits Regarding Client’s Merger With A Former Competitor
Our client was facing shareholder class actions based on its merger with a former competitor in the same industry.  The lawsuits alleged a lack of adequate pre-merger disclosures to the client’s shareholders regarding the proposed merger. After...

Firm’s Key Role In Bankruptcy Reorganization Recognized By Presiding Bankruptcy Judge
We represented a closely-held insulation contracting company as insurance counsel in its successful efforts to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.  The company faced substantial tort liability for asbestos-related bodily injury...

$80 Million Fund To Pay Sexual Abuse Claims Brought Against Catholic Diocese
We were insurance counsel to a class of claimants who brought sexual abuse claims against a Catholic diocese for negligent supervision of its employees.  We worked with representatives of the class and representatives of the Diocese to negotiate a...

Expert Retention Regarding Value Of Insurance Available To Pay For Food Contamination Claims
One of our lawyers served as an expert for a law firm negotiating with an insurer over coverage pertaining to a widespread foodborne contamination, including helping the law firm evaluate the scope and terms of coverage and to work with other...

Food Contamination Recall Insurance
We assisted a large food manufacturer to negotiate with its insurance companies to expand the coverage provided under a food contamination and recall policy.  The company asked that we analyze its recall insurance policies to determine whether...

Groundbreaking Multi-Party Insurance Settlements In Asbestos Bankruptcy Case
We represented a claimants' committee in one of the largest asbestos bankruptcy cases to develop and implement a strategy to maximize the dollars immediately available to a post-bankruptcy trust to pay bodily injury claimants.  We negotiated...

Major E&O Recovery
We were insurance counsel to a post-bankruptcy trustee and were instrumental in recovering nearly $50 million in E&O (errors and omissions) insurance coverage. When one of our settlements was challenged in court by another insured, we helped resolve...

Additional Coverage Due To Mutual Mistake In Predecessor’s Settlement Agreement
When one of our clients developed increased and significant product-related liabilities, its insurer argued that it had no remaining coverage because of a settlement agreement entered into prior to our involvement that contained a broad release. ...

Advice And Strategic Counseling Regarding Property Damage, Business Interruption, And Extra Expense Coverage
We have represented numerous entities, including large and small companies, regarding the protection afforded by their insurance policies for property damage, business interruption, and extra expense, among other things.

No-Aggregate Coverage
We represented an insulation contractor headquartered in Alabama that had installed asbestos-containing materials at shipyards and other job sites in the southeastern United States.  Our study of the client's installation contracts and its...

Corporate Restructuring
Our attorneys were insurance and risk management counsel to a public company with significant mass tort liability.  Working with co-counsel, we were instrumental in proposing and implementing a successful corporate restructuring plan that...

Risk Management Due Diligence For Private Equity Firm’s Potential Acquisitions
We represented a private equity firm as risk management due diligence counsel to review and report on all aspects of potential exposures and available risk transfer mechanisms for payment of those exposures, including the available insurance...

$1.35 Billion-Plus Insurance Recovery In Course Of Chapter 11 Proceeding For Client With Multiple Streams Of Liability
We helped a large multi-national corporation secure in excess of $1.35 billion in insurance rights in the course of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. The policyholder had six different historical “streams” of liability, each of which...

Multi-Party Insurance And Claims-Handling Settlement
One of our attorneys was the chief policyholder negotiator for one of the largest insurance settlements in history, the June 1985 Agreement Concerning Asbestos-Related Claims, commonly known as the Wellington Agreement.  Among other things, the...

Policyholder Representative In Insurer Insolvencies
Our attorneys have served on numerous creditors’ committees overseeing liquidators and administrators of insolvent U.K. and U.S. insurers.  These committees have been critical in protecting policyholder interests by maximizing the reinsurance...

Groundbreaking Preemption Argument
In a major asbestos-related bankruptcy, the insurers argued that a plan of reorganization that transferred rights to insurance proceeds to an asbestos trust constituted a breach of their insurance policies’ anti-assignment and cooperation...

Mass-Tort Bankruptcy And Coverage Case
When a group of insurers objecting to our client’s bankruptcy plan of reorganization refused to engage in good-faith negotiations to resolve the objections, we retained a mediator, scheduled a mediation, and invited the insurers to...

Insurance Coverage For Consumer Class Actions Against Auto Dealer
We represent one of the country’s largest automotive retailers in pursuing insurance coverage for expenditures that the client has made in connection with various consumer class actions.  These lawsuits allege that the client failed to make...

Groundbreaking “Pass-Through” Plan In A Mass-Tort Bankruptcy
In one asbestos bankruptcy, we were able to secure settlements with virtually all of the debtor’s insurers, securing nearly $200 million for a post-bankruptcy trust.  One last insurer, however, refused to settle and, in a bid to increase its...

$425 Million In Product Liability Coverage
As insurance counsel to a Fortune 50 company, we negotiated a $425 million insurance settlement with a group of twelve insurers related to multiple streams of product liability claims. This settlement provided a ten-year payment stream to be...

University’s First-Party Coverage Claim Arising Out Of Fire Damage
We represented a private university in securing coverage for property damage caused by a significant fire.  We secured millions of dollars for our client without litigation.

U.S. And U.K. Insolvency Proceedings
We represented a U.S. policyholder that had a U.K. subsidiary with significant tort liability in both the U.S. and the U.K.  This entity, which had purchased a policy with an aggregate limit of nearly a billion dollars covering both itself and its...

No-Aggregate Coverage
We represented a contractor with a nationwide business installing asbestos-containing materials at commercial and industrial job sites.  Our study demonstrated that virtually all of this contractor's liability resulted from installation...

Resolution Of Medical Implant Claims In Bankruptcy Case
We led settlement negotiations that resolved class action cases asserting thousands of medical implant claims pending in 3 different Canadian provinces against a US company in bankruptcy.  To resolve the Canadian claims where local law provided no...

Eight-Figure Insurance Recovery In Construction-Defect Dispute
We recovered more than $40 million in insurance on behalf of a private equity firm in full payment of property damage claims due to construction defects related to an upscale hotel renovation. We resolved first-party property damage claims with our...

Creation Of Post-Bankruptcy Trust To Resolve Disputed Dental Malpractice Claims
We developed a post-bankruptcy reorganization trust structure that permitted the confirmation of a plan of reorganization in a mass tort medical malpractice case.  The unusual structure allows medical malpractice claims to be individually...

Insurance Recovery Under Fidelity Bond For Mortgage Fraud
One of our attorneys sued a tower of insurers under a major financial institution’s Fidelity Bond to obtain coverage for millions of dollars in losses due to a mortgage fraud. The mortgage fraud scheme involved a Seller/Servicer institution...

Settlement With Oil-Spill Liability Fund
Our lawyers negotiated a substantial settlement of a claim against a statutory oil-spill compensation fund in connection with one of the world’s largest oil spills. 

Groundbreaking Discovery Ruling Requiring Insurer To Turn Over Lawyer’s Files
We secured a ruling in federal court litigation requiring a D&O insurer to produce all of its attorneys’ files in connection with its investigation and analysis of our client’s coverage claim.  The insurer had refused to produce the files,...

No-Aggregate Coverage
We represented an asbestos trust in a pair of cases in federal court.  These cases represented the culmination of over 25 years of negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation in courts across the country.  As in other non-products...

Coverage Claims Arising From Major Crane Accident
We represented a consortium of creditors, including banks, in connection with significant first-party property damage coverage claims in Puerto Rico resulting from a major crane accident.  We settled the coverage claims for millions of dollars...