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Blank Rome LLP

Insurance

2 ranked lawyersBand 3New YorkUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Respected group with a nationwide presence in policyholder-side insurance law. Adept at handling complex and often sensitive coverage disputes following institutional sexual abuse and wrongful death claims. Client roster includes policyholders from the education, transport, travel and technology industries.

Strengths

"It's a very responsive team, the lawyers communicate well with each other," says an impressed client.

Another client reports: "The team's all-around responsiveness and thoughtful advice makes it a go-to resource."

Work highlights

Acted as insurance recovery counsel for The Rockefeller University in claims filed related to the New York Child Victims Act, concerning pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Reginald Archibald’s alleged abuse of minors.

Notable practitioners

Jared Zola is sought out by policyholders to provide representation on several complex coverage claims concerning cybersecurity and COVID-19-related business interruption. He is also experienced in environmental and property damage disputes.
"He is very well connected and a strong advocate."

Lisa Campisi routinely represents an impressive array of domestic and international policyholder clients. Her practice encompasses wrongful death, tort claims and business interruption matters.
"She is a very good lawyer; she is very smart, practical and experienced."  "She is practical, incredibly responsive and thoughtful."

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Overview

•    Among few NY firms working just for policyholders
•    Recovered $8 billion+ from insurers, brokers in the last decade
•    Experience in specialty insurance, including transactional, crime, product contamination, bankruptcy, business conduct liabilities, cybersecurity, political risk, sex abuse
•    NY team works closely with Firm’s 25 dedicated insurance coverage lawyers in our Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Houston offices
•    Work with Firm’s government contracts and corporate transactions/M&A practices on overlapping insurance issues
•    Practice size recently doubled; over 70 percent of additions are women, including two lateral NY partners
•    Transactions: Advise on insurance aspects of billion-dollar+ transactions (over a dozen in the past two years for blue-chip clients), securing representations and warranties insurance and tax insurance on favorable terms
•    Plaintiffs’ mentality: Our plaintiff-style approach pursues recoveries for clients, frequently tort defendants, and focuses on maximizing benefits and recoveries. Nearly all our lawyers have many trial and appellate successes
•    Sexual abuse liability: Our cutting-edge experience in insurance coverage in this area is second to none in the U.S., recovering over $1 billion in insurance proceeds in such cases.
•    Six Fellows in the American College of Coverage Counsel, a prestigious, invitation-only organization improving civility, professionalism, and the quality of the practice of insurance law.

Insurance Department

Blank Rome LLP

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1825 Eye Street NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20006-5403

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Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder


Jared Zola
Band 2
Lisa Campisi
Band 3