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Chaffetz Lindsey is a recognized leader in complex insurance and reinsurance disputes. The firm has delivered successful results to clients facing exposures ranging into the billions of dollars in every major industry issue of the past three decades, from asbestos to 9/11 to mortgage-backed securities, and many others.

Chaffetz Lindsey’s insurance team has handled claim and non-claim litigation in state and federal courts across the U.S., arbitrations in virtually every arbitral forum, including Bermuda Form and AAA arbitrations, and ad hoc reinsurance arbitrations. Recognized for their expertise, the partners are often asked to provide expert testimony on New York law in proceedings around the world. Chaffetz Lindsey’s roster of clients includes nearly every major insurer.

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What the team is known for

Strong boutique with extensive knowledge of the reinsurance industry, skilled handling of arbitrations and other disputes and a developing focus on direct insurance matters. Demonstrates wide-ranging expertise in cases involving underlying environmental, product liability, workers' compensation and antitrust issues. Also offers expertise in direct insurance coverage disputes and boasts an impressive client roster of leading insurance market clients.

Work Highlights

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  • Chaffetz Lindsey acted for ACE American Insurance in coverage litigation against a wastewater management company.

Notable Practitioners

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Peter Chaffetz
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Peter Chaffetz applies his standout expertise in the area to a number of coverage matters, including representing market-leading insurance carriers in commercial disputes. He has a strong track record handling reinsurance matters, asbestos-related disputes and leading high-value arbitrations.
"Peter is supremely talented litigator. He is a great communicator in both the written and oral venues." "He is very strategic and sophisticated." "Peter is a highly regarded reinsurance specialist, very well thought of and very good at arbitration."

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Steven Schwartz
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Steven Schwartz maintains a strong insurance coverage practice which includes experience representing major insurers in environmental contamination claims and COVID-19 business interruption disputes. He also frequently handles reinsurance-related matters.
"Steve is a most trusted adviser, top-notch litigator and excellent writer." "Steven is very thoughtful and strategic. His advice is solid and dependable." "Steven is our go-to guy for advice on strategy for complicated reinsurance issues and appellate work."

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Charles Scibetta
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Charles Scibetta is regularly called upon by prominent insurance carriers for counsel on a variety of significant coverage claims, including toxic tort and product liability disputes.
"Charles' advice is always nuanced, thoughtful and strategic. He's a great litigator." "Charles is an outstanding insurance and reinsurance litigator." "He is incredibly creative and unrelenting."

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Cecilia Moss
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Cecilia Moss is experienced in advising and litigating on behalf of insurance carriers in a range of coverage disputes. She regularly guides her clients through personal injury matters and leads on arbitrations.
"Cecilia couples a strong background in insurance and reinsurance law with strong litigation skills and a commitment to increase diversity in the industry. She is one of my 'go-to' lawyers." "Cecilia is very smart; she was excellent in the case we worked on together in every respect." "She's an excellent attorney."

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Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer

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Peter Chaffetz
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Charles Scibetta
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Steven Schwartz
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Cecilia Moss
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