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Clyde & Co LLP

Insurance: Insurer

3 ranked lawyersBand 2District of ColumbiaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded insurance litigation team. Offers expertise across a range of high-stakes coverage disputes, including notable strength in D&O, toxic tort and product liability claims. Also acts on proceedings involving distressed assets.

Strengths

Clients say: "This firm is excellent. They go out of their way to serve their clients. They are very responsive and knowledgeable."

A source reports: "Their technical excellence in insurance is their number one strength. They also have an outstanding way of working with the client; they're very easy to work with, extremely responsive and timely with what they're assigned."

An interviewee says: "The entire team is outstanding. They have really outdone themselves in putting together the perfect team. There is so much camaraderie and respect among them. It’s really quite amazing."

Work highlights

Represented RLI Insurance Company in a coverage action filed by its policyholder, RapidCourt LLC, seeking coverage under a "claims made" professional liability insurance policy for the settlement of an underlying action brought under the FCRA.

Notable practitioners

John Gerstein maintains an impressive coverage disputes practice for a client base of major insurers.
"His greatest strength is that he's very analytical - he's smart from a strategic perspective, can understand problems and works with clients to solve it."

Leslie Ahari is a leading expert in D&O liability, frequently representing Fortune 500 companies in high-value disputes.
"She is recognized as a leading expert in directors’ and officers’ insurance and lives up to her reputation. She demonstrates in each case an unmatched depth of knowledge, experience and judgment." "She is very knowledgeable and experienced."

Meredith Werner is particularly noted for her expertise in professional liability coverage disputes. She regularly handles claims stemming from D&O policies.
"She looks at different creative ways to resolve a case, she's practical and thoughtful. She works hard to understand a case and knows the implications." "She is very focused, well respected and known in her field. She has worked with some of the leaders, has learnt a lot and has developed her own skill set."

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District of Columbia

Insurance: Insurer


John R Gerstein
Band 2
Leslie Ahari
Band 1
Meredith Werner
Band 4