Blank Rome LLP

Insurance: Policyholder Department

California
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Overview

•  Among few policyholder-dedicated CA firms
•  Our trial/appellate successes recovered $8 billion+ from insurers, brokers over last decade
•  For 30+ years we’ve broken ground, set precedent for insureds in specialties (bankruptcy, business-conduct and environmental liability, employment, energy, political risk, business interruption, sports) and the cutting edge (cyber/data privacy, child sex abuse, #MeToo, D&O liability, representation and warranties, credit risk)
•  CA team works with Washington, D.C., NY, Houston colleagues and with government contracts and M&A practices on overlapping insurance issues
•  Practice size has doubled; 70+ % of additions are women, including CA lateral partners
•  Our plaintiff-style approach focuses on maximizing benefits, recoveries for clients (often tort defendants)
•  Cutting-edge experience in sexual abuse liability, second to none in the U.S., has recovered $1 billion+ in insurance proceeds and multi-million recoveries for victims
•  Advise on insurance aspects of billion-dollar+ transactions for corporations, private equity firms, hedge funds) including due diligence and securing representations and warranties and tax insurance
•  Expanding cybersecurity/data privacy insurance representations in CA includes advising on GDPR and CCPA compliance
•  CA practice part of Firm’s Severe Weather Emergency Recovery Team, which helps businesses and people across the U.S. access their insurance after devastating weather-related losses