We have recovered over $40 billion for our clients.

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Case Studies

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...

$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...

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...

Title Insurance Litigation
On behalf of a class of homeowners, we brought cases against title insurance companies that had overcharged homeowners when they refinanced their mortgages.  We developed a methodology for determining which refinancing transactions involved...

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...

Full Payment Of $75 Million Shareholder Derivative Action Settlement By D&O Insurers Without Coverage Litigation
As insurance counsel to a public company and its directors and officers, we were instrumental in obtaining full payment by multiple D&O insurers of a $75M shareholder derivative action settlement without coverage litigation.

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...

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. ...

$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...

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...

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...

Risk Management Due Diligence
We represented a Fortune 50 Company in risk management-related due diligence related to a multi-billion-dollar acquisition.  We were responsible for reviewing and reporting on all aspects of product liability and potential directors’ and...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

E&O Coverage For A Class Action Relating To The Collection Of Deficiency Balances On Auto Loans
We obtained insurance coverage for expenditures made in connection with a consumer class action brought against a major automotive client, which was accused of improper practices in the collection of delinquent auto loan payments.  The client,...

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...

Compliance Program For Housing Industry Corporation
One of our attorneys created compliance plans for numerous business and technology divisions of a major financial institution to manage legal and regulatory risks.  She conducted risk assessments in areas such as securities disclosure obligations,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Multiple Insurance Settlements Enabling Confirmation Of Reorganization Plan in Large Asbestos Bankruptcy Case
We represented the future claimants’ representative in an asbestos case in which the insurers alleged that the plan of reorganization breached the insurance policies and freed them from any obligation to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Environmental Coverage Litigation For Auto Parts Manufacturer
We represent an automobile parts manufacturer in a case seeking coverage for  the costs of environmental cleanup activities.  Issues include the question of which of several entities controls the coverage and whether coverage for the alleged...

Coverage For Installation Activities Of A Product Manufacturer
We represented a creditors' committee in a bankruptcy case where the debtor's principal business was the manufacturing of asbestos-containing products.  Our investigation revealed that, in addition to the debtor's manufacturing business, the debtor...

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...

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.

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...

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.

Sandy-Related Coverage
We have advised a number of insureds regarding coverage issues related to Superstorm Sandy, including the availability of separate coverage limits for property damage and business interruption losses, and coverage resulting from power shut-downs...

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...

Recovery Under Previously Owned Policies
We were retained by a bankruptcy trust to perform due diligence on the trust’s predecessors’ insurance recovery efforts. Our efforts revealed numerous late-year insurance policies that the predecessor had overlooked.  The insurers contended...

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...

Leading Precedent Limiting Insurer Standing In Asbestos Bankruptcy Cases
A group of insurance companies asserted a series of objections and other motions in an asbestos-related bankruptcy of one of our client's subsidiaries.  Because the plan that the debtor proposed had provisions to protect any insurer rights after...