Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP opened the doors to a new office in Los Angeles on Monday with the addition of two well-regarded policyholder attorneys from Jenner & Block LLP: Jerold Oshinsky, the former co-chair of Jenner's insurance group, and Linda Kornfeld, who is now Kasowitz's managing partner in LA.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP has added two experienced insurance regulation attorneys from Burr & Forman LLP and Hubbard, Berry & Harris PLLC to its Nashville, Tenn., office, the 470-attorney firm announced Thursday.
Kaufman Dolowich Voluck LLP has snagged a former Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker partner well seasoned in professional liability and insurance issues to join its Hackensack, N.J., office, the firm said Tuesday.
Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton LLC recently enhanced its global reinsurance practice by luring away an experienced partner from Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP to join its litigation and dispute resolution group in New York, the firm said Friday.
The White House on Thursday nominated Federal Trade Commission official and former Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP attorney Howard Shelanski to head the government oversight body that reviews all agency draft regulations before they are published.
Sheila L. Birnbaum, a leading product liability defense lawyer dubbed “the Queen of Toxic Torts,” has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP's New York office along with fellow Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP partner Mark S. Cheffo, Quinn Emanuel announced Tuesday.
Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton LLC has snapped up the former deputy general counsel of Nationwide Insurance Cos. for its Columbus, Ohio, office as an of counsel and a new member of its executive team, the insurance-geared firm said Wednesday.
Lowenstein Sandler LLP said Wednesday that it has bolstered its insurance coverage practice by adding a former Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP partner to its Roseland, N.J., office.
Latham & Watkins LLP partner John Wilson pushes creative legal theories to not only maximize coverage for clients like Fluor Corp. and Montrose Chemical Corp. but also to mold California case law in a way that benefits all policyholders facing steep bills from long-tail and other claims, earning the 35-year-old recognition from Law360 as one of five young insurance attorneys to watch.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP partner Geoffrey Sigler represents some of the biggest names in the insurance industry, and his recent successful defense of a proposed $2 billion class action against AIG and others is one of a string of high-profile wins that have made him one of Law360's top five young insurance attorneys.
In her short career, Jones Day's Tara Kowalski has helped Union Pacific Railroad Co. secure not one, but two major settlements in coverage battles over massive property damage, accomplishments that make her one of Law360's top five young insurance attorneys.
SNR Denton partner Katherine Evans has helped steer PacifiCare Life and Health Insurance Co. through a nearly three-year-long administrative hearing before the California insurance regulator and successfully pushed for the exclusion of policy documents in long-running litigation against Stonebridge Life Insurance Co., placing her among five young insurance attorneys recently recognized by Law360.
Wiley Rein LLP's Cara Tseng Duffield has built her practice in the firm's top-notch insurance group around strategically counseling major insurers and representing them, as she recently did with great success for Federal Insurance Co. and General Star Indemnity Co., when they take their battles to court, landing her a spot among five insurance attorneys honored by Law360.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added another new partner to its Los Angeles office, luring away an accomplished litigator specializing in product liability, insurance and complex business matters from Yukevich Calfo & Cavanaugh, the firm said Monday.
Cozen O'Connor has nabbed six Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP real estate, insurance and estate planning attorneys to open the firm's new West Palm Beach, Fla., office, Cozen announced Monday.
Alston & Bird LLP has landed a veteran congressional insider to lobby for hospitals and insurers on a host of looming health care matters, adding more muscle to a public policy team already stacked with Capitol Hill pros, the firm announced Wednesday.
K&L Gates LLP has nabbed an insurance partner who focuses on helping clients navigate data privacy issues from Day Pitney LLP, adding him to its Newark, N.J., office, the firm said Monday.
Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton LLC has lured a new insurance coverage partner from Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP to add to its New Jersey office, the insurance-focused firm said Wednesday.
SNR Denton has expanded its San Francisco office with a five-lawyer litigation team from Gordon & Rees LLP, a group that includes three partners who defend clients in insurance, product liability and financial services class actions, the firm said Monday.
Jones Day has added a former architect of the Internal Revenue Service’s Affordable Care Act-related rules as a partner in its Washington office, giving the firm a significant boost to its health care practice, the firm announced Monday.
In the past, surprisingly favorable tax treatment was afforded to life insurers that were not licensed to conduct business in New York but that owned real estate investments in the state. But following recent reinterpretation of New York Tax Law, some uncertainty has arisen with respect to how unauthorized life insurers should allocate income for franchise tax purposes, say attorneys with Duane Morris LLP.
With the enactment of Civil Code Section 2782.05, the California Legislature has created a new regime to govern a subcontractor's duty to defend a general contractor or construction manager on most nonresidential projects. While this new regime appears intended to benefit construction participants, its lack of guidance will likely result in disagreements and litigation among the participants, say attorneys with Jones Day.
The Illinois appellate court decision in John Crane Inc. v. Admiral Insurance Co. on joint and several liability of excess insurers covering asbestos-related injury claims left several questions unanswered — most importantly, regarding separate injury triggers and the "all sums with stacking" approach, say attorneys with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP.
The pros of using predictive coding far outweigh the cons. Given the heavy pressure on law firms and in-house counsel to reduce discovery costs, as well as the Justice Department's recent stance on the subject, it appears predictive coding will continue to emerge from the obscure world of legal technology to the mainstream of legal practice, say Michael Moscato and Myles Bartley of Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP.
With the recent change in Ohio law on employer intentional tort claims comes changes to the good faith obligations an insurance carrier owes to its insureds: In cases involving employer intentional tort claims, insurers may no longer select counsel. Rather, insureds have the right to select counsel with whom they have a preferred relationship and whom they trust, says Thomas Wyatt Palmer of Thompson Hine LLP.
Although there are benefits to “going green” in the construction, development and operation of buildings, there are also risks unique to green building that will test the boundaries of coverage under typical liability insurance policies, say attorneys with Sedgwick LLP.
For insurers in Florida, the Florida District Court of Appeal decision in Goheagan v. American Vehicle Insurance Co. is troublesome as it suggests that even the best claims-settlement practices may not completely shield an insurer from potential bad faith liability, says Kip Adams of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP.
The savings and loan holding company regulatory regime established by the Dodd-Frank Act appears to be having the ultimate effect of reducing the number of SLHCs, especially those that are predominantly insurance enterprises, say attorneys with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
It is time for the New Jersey Supreme Court to take up again the construction-defect coverage issues first addressed in Weedo v. Stone-E-Brick Inc. and to update them for the post-1986 commercial general liability coverage of subcontractors’ faulty workmanship, says Carl Salisbury of Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP.
The California Supreme Court's upcoming decision in Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. v. Swift Distribution Inc. will resolve a hot debate about the scope of implied disparagement liability under California law, likely determining whether insurers must defend lawsuits involving allegations of intellectual property infringement, unfair competition and false advertising, says Tyler Gerking of Farella Braun & Martel LLP.