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Kennedys CMK

Insurance

4 ranked lawyersBand 1New JerseyUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A leading insurance coverage group within the state that enjoys a strong reputation for its broad experience in the insurance defense space. Regularly represents insurance companies at the state and federal level in matters including business torts, personal injury, product liability, construction defects, bankruptcy issues and reinsurance. Able to leverage a global network of offices to supplement its established New Jersey presence.

Strengths

A client opines: "Kennedys certainly is the go-to for big litigations."

Another says: "They are great on thought leadership, they come up with new ways to solve the problems rather than going through the same old process. What they do well is to look at the entirety of the strategy."

Work highlights

Acted for Allied World Assurance Company and XL Insurance Co. in relation to lawsuits against MGM for wrongful death, bodily injury, and emotional distress following the October 1, 2017 mass shooting attack in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Carroll is a distinguished practitioner who regularly handles a range of insurance coverage disputes. He is revered by clients for his experience and knowledge.
"Christopher combines a sophisticated knowledge of insurance issues with practicality and good judgment." "He will come back  to me with clear answers."

Heather Simpson has significant experience defending insurers in coverage disputes involving sexual abuse and personal injury claims.
"Heather Simpson is absolutely excellent - she combines common sense with an eye for detail."

Kristin Gallagher acts on a wide range of insurance disputes, including covering disputes involving property damage, business interruptions, product liability, professional risk and catastrophic events.
"Kristin is everything I need in a lawyer - responsive, knowledgeable, and very strategic."

Meg Catalano is well regarded for her representation of insurers in coverage disputes, and her recent work has concerned high-profile environmental contamination and toxic torts.
"Meg has seen it all and can give advice on everything insurance-related."

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New Jersey

Insurance


Christopher Carroll
Band 1
Heather E. Simpson
Band 3
Kristin Gallagher
Band 3
Meg Catalano
Band 3