O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Insurance: Insurer Department

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What the team is known for Skilled insurance defense team with a strong focus on environmental issues and bodily injury claims, including long-tail asbestos liability. Represents major insurers in high-stakes litigation, as well as guiding them through arbitration proceedings. Can also call upon a significant transactional and regulatory practice nationwide. Also skilled in handling complex cyber coverage disputes. Has a growing presence in the healthcare market, representing insurers in multiple high-value cases.

Strengths Sources say: "Big clients go to them, as they are problem solvers in really high-stakes matters."

Work highlights Acted for Century Indemnity in a coverage and policy interpretation dispute arising from damage to natural resources.

Notable practitioners

Richard Goetz regularly handles insurance coverage disputes, including those involving environmental contamination and allegations of bad faith. A client attests that "he's done a very good job for us, and has gotten us very good results."