INSURANCE COVERAGE
& BAD FAITH LITIGATION

Our lawyers represent policyholders in complex insurance coverage and bad faith litigation before state and federal courts and in arbitration. Although we handle a wide variety of coverage litigation, our primary focus is litigation involving specialty liability policies, including:

  • Directors and officers liability
  • Transactional liability
  • Fiduciary liability
  • Errors and omissions
  • Employment practices liability
  • Securities broker/dealers professional liability
  • Insurance brokers professional liability
  • Other professional liability coverages

As coverage counsel, we advise our clients and their attorneys regarding the existence and scope of coverage, issues of policy interpretation, claims handling matters and claim resolution. We help our clients prepare a coverage dispute for the best possible resolution prior to litigation by negotiating on their behalf and, when appropriate, participating in early ADR.

If disputed coverage issues are not resolved during the claims handling process, we represent policyholders in coverage litigation. These lawsuits may involve claims for:

  • Declaratory judgment
  • Breach of contract
  • Bad faith
  • Insurance code / statutory violations
  • Deceptive trade practices
  • Other related claims

Our firm also partners with litigation and appellate boutique firms to augment their own coverage expertise on significant cases. These co-counsel relationships run the gamut – from working behind the scenes to analyze a complex insurance policy or coverage issue, to collaborating on analysis and briefing of coverage issues, or appearing as co-counsel with the boutique firm in litigation stemming from a coverage dispute. In essence, these co-counsel relationships can be structured in a way that best serves the client’s interests.

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