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Blank Rome LLP

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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

"They handled our difficult and unusual situation exceptionally well."

Work highlights

Blank Rome served as insurance recovery counsel for Cushman & Wakefield in a lawsuit against Illinois National for refusing to fully fund a settlement with plaintiffs who sued Cushman for fraudulent misrepresentation.

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.
"Jared not only is an excellent attorney but also fantastic adviser, thinking through all the strategic elements of the issue." "He has an extremely good grasp of client's objectives."

Lisa Campisi routinely represents an impressive array of domestic and international policyholder clients. Her practice encompasses wrongful death, tort claims and business interruption matters.
"Lisa is my go-to counsel in insurance recovery matters - an excellent attorney with a profound understanding of the insurance landscape."

Natasha Romagnoli attracts praise for her expertise in representing academic and commercial policyholders in child abuse and fraudulent misrepresentation matters.
"Natasha is simply fantastic - a brilliant lawyer and highly effective advocate."

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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.
•    Two 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

Blank Rome LLP

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Location

1825 Eye Street NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20006-5403

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New York

Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder


Lisa Campisi
Band 3
Natasha Romagnoli
Band 3