We have recovered over $40 billion for our clients.

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Case Studies

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,...

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 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...

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...

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...

Merger Of Food Company’s Insurance Portfolio With The Policies Of A Recently Acquired Company
When a major food manufacturer acquired one of its rivals, we assisted the company to renew its policies to maximize the coverage afforded to both companies.  We reviewed the recall policies that each company had maintained and then assisted 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...

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 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...

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.

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...

Asbestos Coverage Litigation For Auto Parts Manufacturer
We are currently representing an automobile parts manufacturer in litigation against its insurers seeking coverage for thousands of tort claims alleging personal injury from exposure to asbestos-containing brakes, clutches, and transmissions. ...

Groundbreaking Ruling Against Insolvent Insurer
We secured a ruling in an insurer liquidation proceeding requiring an insolvent insurer to estimate and pay our client’s future (so-called incurred-but-not-reported, or IBNR) tort claims.  The insurer had argued that it had no obligation under...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

$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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

“All Sums” Decision In Illinois
Our attorneys were retained to represent a policyholder in an Illinois coverage case that had been pending for more than five years. After a review of previous decisions in that litigation, we successfully persuaded the trial court to overturn its...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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”...

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...

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...

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...

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...

$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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Insurance, Risk Transfer Mechanisms, And Exposure Audit In Corporate Restructuring
Our attorneys provided advice to a Fortune 500 company related to insurance and risk transfer mechanisms and corporate exposures in connection with the spin-off of a significant percentage of its business.  This advice and subsequent corporate...

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 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.

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...

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...

Favorable Ruling In Sixth Circuit On Multiple Occurrences
We obtained a favorable ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in a ruling from the bench directly after oral argument, on behalf of a client in the automotive parts industry whose manufactured products were alleged to...