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Clyde & Co LLP

Insurance: Insurer

4 ranked lawyersBand 1CaliforniaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Impressive team with strong expertise across a range of insurance coverage work, including professional liability insurance and cyber liability insurance. Noteworthy experience representing clients in court as well as arbitrations. Offers clients the benefit of its substantial international reach and complementary experience in aviation and marine-related insurance matters.

Strengths

Clients say: "The team works well together and they're all excellent communicators."

An interviewee highlights the "tremendous amount of expertise the firm has developed, both with respect to the substance of the issues as well as arbitration procedure."

Another client notes: "They're a good, professional team who are very detail-oriented and can get me what I need when I need it."

Notable practitioners

Alexander Potente is active in litigation relating to general and professional liability, among other claims. He is well regarded for his expert handling of coverage disputes arising from product defects and environmental matters.
"He is extremely helpful in analyzing potential coverage issues and complex litigation." "He is extremely smart, incredibly hard-working, responsive and a solid strategic thinker."

Bruce Celebrezze 's market-leading practice incorporates coverage litigation arising from disputes across a range of areas. He has experience working with both international and national insurers.
"A superstar and a standout attorney. He's hard-working, detailed and strategic in his approach to challenges. He's simply very effective." "He is incredibly well known in the coverage community and has been around for a long time. He's sharp as a whip and a brilliant strategist."

James Koelzer is a well-regarded practitioner with experience leading his clients through bad faith claims and business interruption litigation. He is particularly active in the entertainment, construction, energy and shipping sectors.
"He is extremely knowledgeable and very good at explaining complex matters and coming up with next step strategies. He makes it very clear that he will do the best he can for his client." "He is intelligent, organized and exceeds all expectations of good counsel."

Ralph Guirgis is regularly retained by global insurance companies for significant matters, including fraud-related cases. He also assists clients with property damage and professional liability claims.
"He possesses the legal expertise, litigation skill and ability to think strategically needed to defend complex matters." "He is a skilled litigator who specializes in insurance and reinsurance-related matters. He has displayed a depth of substantive knowledge and a keen commercial sense."

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California

Insurance: Insurer


Alexander E. Potente
Band 3
Bruce Celebrezze
Band 1
James P. Koelzer
Band 4
Ralph A. Guirgis
Band 4