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California Insurance: Insurer
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Provided by O'Melveny & Myers LLP

A trusted partner to insurers who depend on O’Melveny to keep down costs by fighting insureds’ liability in covered claims, we have helped clients resolve a wide range of insurance coverage cases.

Combining broad experience and strategic planning skills with efficient execution, international collaboration, and targeted budgeting, our focus is always on our clients and their objectives. We excel in complex matters with significant repercussions and precedent-setting trials and appeals.

In addition to defending huge mass tort cases involving asbestos, pharmaceuticals, and environmental damage, we have successfully tried insurance coverage cases, argued summary judgment motions, and prosecuted appeals around the country. Our team also represents insurers in bankruptcy court, where policyholders try to liquidate coverage as they restructure their mass tort liabilities. With only a few firms with our level of experience representing insurers in bankruptcy court, we have been involved in nearly every major case of this kind over the last half dozen years.


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Insurance: Insurer - California
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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 and health insurance matters.

Work Highlights

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  • O'Melveny & Myers represented Endurance Specialty Insurance in a coverage dispute with Graduate Hotels, which sought coverage for business interruption losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic at 27 different properties. 

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Richard Goetz
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Richard Goetz
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Richard Goetz possesses over three decades of experience in handling litigation for insurers with regard to environmental, business interruption and product liability claims.
"A very good strategist who is effective in court and a go-to lawyer for the biggest insurers."

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