Insurance MVP: Dickstein Shapiro's James Murray

Law360, New York (December 9, 2011, 3:34 PM EST) -- James R. Murray, deputy leader of Dickstein Shapiro LLP's insurance coverage group, helped secure the largest ever single-insurer payment in a clergy sex abuse case this year, earning him a spot among Law360's Insurance MVPs.

Murray helped negotiate the $118 million payment from Safeco Insurance Co., part of a $166 million settlement to more than 500 victims of sexual abuse by Jesuit priests in the Northwest. The settlement was approved by an Oregon bankruptcy court in July.

Murray was appointed special insurance counsel in the bankruptcy...
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