Latham & Watkins LLP

Insurance: Policyholder Department

California
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What the team is known for Highly regarded for its capabilities in achieving substantial recovery amounts on behalf of policyholders. Has contributed to significant and precedent-setting decisions with regard to California state law. Specific areas of strength in coverage matters include environmental exposure, business interruption and asbestos claims. Noteworthy global presence and strength in London and Bermuda market matters. Highly capable of handling sophisticated cross-border disputes.

Strengths Clients say: "Everyone on the team is smart, client-focused and has subject matter expertise. They are highly strategic from the start and always thinking through every angle of a question or problem."

"I bring them our most complicated, complex, urgent and concerning matters," reports a satisfied client.

Work highlights Continued to represent Montrose Chemical in long-tail litigation following claims of environmental contamination in California.

Notable practitioners


Drew Gardiner
enjoys a growing reputation for his standout representation of sport, construction, technology and energy sector clients. Interviewees describe him as "exceptionally responsive, thoughtful and diligent" and appreciate his "detailed, substantive knowledge."


John Wilson
attracts praise for his adroit handling of complex disputes following pollution, product liability and IP claims. Clients describe him as a "very intelligent and very knowledgeable attorney in the insurance area."