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Blank Rome LLP

Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder

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What the team is known for

Possesses wide experience in coverage work, handling diverse matters from major product liability cases and asbestos disputes to bodily injury claims in the professional sports world. Particularly well regarded in areas including sexual abuse liability, False Claims Act cases and food recall coverage. Also skilled in a range of insurance issues across the energy and healthcare sectors. Additionally displays significant expertise in cybersecurity coverage matters.

Work highlights

Served as insurance recovery counsel to The Rockefeller University in connection with hundreds of decades-old claims filed related to the New York Child Victims Act concerning pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Reginald Archibald's alleged abuse of minors.

Notable practitioners

Helen Michael maintains a well-respected coverage practice. She represents policyholders in a wide range of matters, including coverage disputes arising out of data breaches and business interruption claims.

Chair of the firm's insurance recovery practice, James Murray is highlighted for his experience advising clients on high-stakes coverage disputes. He is particularly sought after for his expertise in claims involving sexual abuse.
"A standout attorney. He's very impressive, handles big cases and is very experienced." "He is a very strong and intelligent lawyer." "He is a solid attorney who is liked and respected by his clients."

John Heintz has over 40 years of experience acting on complex insurance coverage cases, where he has a strong reputation. His extensive practice spans asbestos, environmental and D&O issues.
"He is an outstanding attorney."

Linda Kornfeld is an experienced insurance practitioner noted for her skills in assisting clients in major coverage disputes. She frequently represents universities, telecommunication companies and nonprofit organizations.

Mary Craig Calkins is a well-regarded insurance coverage attorney. She is regularly sought out by policyholders to act in complex disputes concerning D&O liability and cybersecurity, among other areas.
"She has a wonderful practice." "She's a very smart attorney."

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Overview

How we stand out

  • One of few U.S. firms focusing exclusively on policyholder work, and we're known for our substantial trial experience and mindset.

  • Experienced in specialty areas of insurance, including bankruptcy, business conduct liabilities, cybersecurity, directors’ and officers’, employment, energy, environmental liability, political risk, and business interruption; and newer areas including product recall, representation & warranties, sports and athletic injury, and credit risk insurance.

  • We’ve helped Fortune 500 companies assess their cyber risk profiles and structure cyber insurance programs.

  • Severe Weather Emergency Recovery Team – an interdisciplinary group experienced in issues impacted by severe weather events.

  • Plaintiffs’ mentality – For clients, frequently defendants in the tort system, we focus on maximizing benefits and recoveries. Our Washington, D.C.; New York; Los Angeles; and Houston teams have recovered $7.5 billion+ for clients from insurers and insurance brokers in the last decade.

  • Sexual abuse liability – our experience in insurance coverage for sexual abuse liability has helped us recover $1 billion+ in insurance proceeds in cutting-edge cases, where we've secured multi-million recoveries for victims.

  • Transactions – we also advise corporations, private equity firms, and hedge funds, on insurance coverage aspects of billion-dollar+ transactions, including insurance due diligence, and securing representations and warranties insurance on favorable terms.

Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder

Blank Rome LLP

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Location

1825 Eye Street NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20006-5403

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder


Helen Michael
Band 3
James R Murray
Band 3
John Heintz
Band 2
Linda D Kornfeld
Band 3
Mary Craig Calkins
Band 3