We have recovered over $40 billion for our clients.

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Case Studies

Insurance Coverage For Incorrectly Named Defendants
We have represented one of the world's largest real estate and construction companies regarding asbestos-related claims in which it has been incorrectly named as a defendant.  Our representation has included recovering substantial attorneys' fees...

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...

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.

Insurer Obligation To Pay For Bankrupt Entity’s Legal Liabilities Resolved By Debtor’s Plan Of Reorganization
When an insurer denied coverage for an asbestos trust, we filed litigation in federal court and asserted in a summary judgment motion that the insurer's legal obligations were established on the effective date of the asbestos trust's predecessor's...

Reversal Of Coverage Denial Without Litigation
Our lawyers represented a utilities cooperative facing a series of qui tam and other actions.  Its insurer had denied coverage on the basis that these actions allegedly arose out of professional services provided by the client.  Without initiating...

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...

Three-Corner Settlements
We developed and implemented an innovative settlement structure under which our clients sold agreed payment streams from their insurers to third-party investors in return for lump-sum payments to the clients which could be used to fund the...

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...

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,...

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...

Expert Retention Regarding Coverage For Diacetyl Claims In A Major Bankruptcy
One of our attorneys served an expert to value the insurance coverage potentially available to a bankrupt chemical company for diacetyl-related claims.  By providing a detailed analysis of the coverage available and the potential hurdles to...

Litigation For Major Manufacturer Of Safety Equipment
We represent a large manufacturer of air-purifying respirators, heat-protective clothing, and other safety equipment in an action against its insurers for coverage of tort claims alleging personal injury from exposure to asbestos, silica, and...

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...

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...

Favorable Ruling In State Supreme Court On Choice Of Law In Insurance Insolvency Proceeding
We represented a group of policyholders in an appeal of an adverse ruling by a state appellate court that applied the liquidating insurer's home state law to all policyholders, without regard to ordinary choice of law principles.  Because the...

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...

Insurance Procurement Requirements In Food Company’s Customer Agreement
We represented a mid-size food importer in negotiating an agreement with one our client's key customers that addressed that customer's demand for broad insurance and insurance procurement requirements.  Based on our advice, the client negotiated...

Insurance And Risk Management Counsel For Private Equity Acquisition
We were insurance and risk management counsel to a public company with significant mass tort liability.  Working with co-counsel, we were responsible for all aspects of the insurance and risk management aspects of the acquisition of our client by a...

Cyber Attack On Client’s Data Systems
One of our attorneys was a key responder to a cyber attack on a major financial institution’s data warehouse systems.  She partnered with the in-house technology security team to resolve and investigate the attack, and to protect the...

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...

Resolution Of Coverage Disputed To Avoid Bankruptcy
We represented a small closely-held insulation and roofing contracting company that was facing bankruptcy as a result of its asbestos-related liabilities.  In helping to ensure the company's continued survival, we undertook a multi-faceted approach...

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...

Eight-Figure Settlement From D&O Insurers On Behalf Of Telecommunications Company Facing Securities Class Actions
We successfully represented a large telecommunications company that was facing multiple securities class actions following its Initial Public Offering (“IPO”), ultimately securing settlements totalling eight figures with its Directors and...

Non-Products Coverage Based On Supervision Of Installation Activities
For a future claimants' representative in an asbestos bankruptcy, we established that a company that previously had been considered a product manufacturer also had undertaken supervision of the installation of its asbestos-containing products. ...

Nine-Figure Insurance Settlement In Residual Value Coverage Dispute
We represented an automobile distributor seeking insurance coverage for residual value losses on a large portfolio of leased vehicles in a case that resulted in a nine-figure settlement for our client after five weeks of trial. (Residual value loss...

Record-Breaking Settlement With State Insurance Guaranty Fund
We prosecuted and settled a claim against a state insurance guaranty fund for the largest amount ever paid by that guaranty fund on a single policyholder claim.

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...

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...

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...

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...

First-Party Coverage For Major Oil Spills
Our lawyers represented clients on claims arising out of major oil spills, including the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon matters.

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.

Overturned Adverse Arbitration Ruling
We represented a client in a successful effort to overturn an adverse arbitration ruling on the basis that the arbitrators had exceeded their authority and the arbitration decision was not binding.

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...

Post-9/11 Coverage Issues
In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we represented a number of hotel, hospitality, and property management companies in sorting through the myriad of issues they encountered in calculating, negotiating, and resolving their property damage and...

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...

Coverage For Mislabeling Claims Against Major Food Manufacturer
When one of our food company clients was sued in a class action alleging that its product failed to produce health benefits that its label and advertising promised, we evaluated whether the company’s general liability policy would cover the...

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.

$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...

Coverage For Pharmaceutical Company’s Product Liability And Mass Tort Litigation
We were insurance counsel to a pharmaceutical company with significant product liability and mass tort exposure.  We worked with the insurers for both our client and companies with successor liability to resolve all outstanding insurance coverage...

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...

Billions In No-Aggregate Coverage
After developing the theory for obtaining coverage without aggregate limits for installers of asbestos-containing materials – so-called “non-products” coverage -- our lawyers applied this theory successfully in a series of matters for various...

Policy Negotiation And Placement
Our attorneys have provided advice to companies, including one of the leading owners, developers, fund managers, and operators of real estate in the world, in negotiating the terms of errors & omissions (E&O) and directors & officers (D&O) insurance...

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...

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...

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...

Coverage For Chemical Company’s Lead Paint Lawsuits
We successfully pursued insurance coverage on behalf of a chemical company that was incurring enormous litigation costs defending lawsuits around the country related to the historical use of lead pigment and lead-based paint.  The client, whose...

No-Aggregate Coverage
Our attorneys were instrumental in bringing the first major no-aggregate-limit “non-products” coverage case in the context of asbestos-related bodily injury claims.  Until that time, most asbestos disputes focused on “products”...

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...