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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Insurance: Policyholder

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What the team is known for

Considerable trial expertise and particular strength in asbestos liability, mass torts and product liability. Offers additional specialization in matters concerning captive insurance companies, issues of bankruptcy and corporate restructuring. Also has experience in environmental coverage claims and regulatory concerns, and in handling appellate litigation on behalf of policyholder clients.

Strengths

A client reports: "On insurance coverage issues they are excellent, first-rate and top-notch. We are very pleased."

A source says: "They do a very good job for us, they're so efficient."

Work highlights

Represented the court-appointed receiver of Covil Corporation, a South Carolina-based insulation contractor, in multiple insurance coverage cases pending in the state and federal courts of South Carolina and in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Chefitz is active across a broad range of coverage litigation, including cases involving catastrophic accidents, personal injury, property damage and toxic tort claims.
"He is excellent in his area of specialty."

Gerald Konkel draws widespread praise for his success in significant insurance recovery matters for clients from a range of industries, including manufacturing, food and drink and pharmaceuticals.
"He is great, both strategically and in court, and is also an excellent writer. He's so strategic but also practical, he just has outstanding legal skills." "He is excellent, very knowledgeable, knows his stuff very well. He is always available, responsive and very efficient in what he does."

Paul Zevnik has a longstanding and distinguished reputation in the market for his insurance practice. His policyholder client base includes multinational corporations and Fortune 500 companies.
"He's an incredibly smart and talented lawyer; he has been doing this work for a long time." "He is very capable, knowledgeable, knows the players in the insurance recovery space and is very good."

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Overview

Morgan Lewis is a recognized leader in placement, claims handling, and dispute resolution involving insurance and similar risk-transfer devices and instruments. In addition to our recognized trial, appellate and alternative dispute resolution capabilities, we counsel clients on insurance issues arising from complex corporate restructurings, mergers, and other transactional matters. We have an active captive practice, with both domestic and international know-how and capabilities. We also draw on our firm’s experience in a variety of areas to preserve, protect, and maximize insurance assets.

 We have the broadest geographical reach of any national policyholder firm, with key partners and a vibrant insurance recovery practice in 20 of our 30 offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

We also have one of the nation’s most financially sophisticated insurance practices, with special expertise in captives, reinsurance, bankruptcy, restructuring, and risk-transfer-based special purpose vehicles. Our team is well known for its deal making, frequently involving complex instruments; its ability to resolve “bet-the-company” disputes; its innovative litigation strategies; and its multijurisdictional trial and appellate skills. We offer insurance-related expertise in a broad spectrum of legal settings and achieve creative, path-breaking results for leading global companies.

Our lawyers are both advisors and trial and appellate lawyers.

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Insurance: Policyholder

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Location

1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20004-2541

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

District of Columbia

Insurance: Policyholder


Daniel E Chefitz
Band 3
Gerald Konkel
Band 3
Paul A Zevnik
Band 1