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Perkins Coie LLP

Insurance: Policyholder

Band 2District of ColumbiaUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly regarded policyholder practice known for its handling of high-stakes litigation, including toxic torts, data breaches and insurance-linked bankruptcy matters. Noted for its strong knowledge of Bermuda Form, as well as its frequent representation of major mining, energy and technology companies. Also highlighted for the counsel and support it provides in legacy insurance matters.


Impressed clients say: "They work really well as a team. As a team, they provide a holistic approach to all facets of handling the legal matters we have put before them."

Work highlights

Represented the Residential Capital Liquidating Trust in an insurance coverage action against 12 liability insurers in the bankruptcy court of the Southern District of New York.

Notable practitioners

Selena Linde is a key contact.

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Perkins Coie's Insurance Recovery lawyers have shaped pro-policyholder law in nearly every jurisdiction in the United States. We are among the elite firms in the country that represent only policyholders in insurance coverage disputes. Our lawyers have a broad range of experience and a record of success in enforcing policyholders’ rights to coverage under almost every type of commercial insurance policy for a wide range of losses and liabilities.

We have represented the leading companies in almost every industry, including FORTUNE 500 and Global 500 companies, as well as public sector policyholders. We also have helped various entities maximize insurance proceeds in complex bankruptcy proceedings. We have negotiated with, and litigated against, virtually every major insurer in the United States, as well as in the London and Bermuda markets, having recovered billions of dollars in insurance proceeds for our clients.

Our group has significant experience with various major industry captives, such as AEGIS, ICI Mutual and OIL, among others. Our lawyers also have experience with a wide range of specialized insurance policies and coverages. These include but are not limited to: additional insured endorsements, captive reinsurance, employee benefits liability, fiduciary liability, marine-cargo, event cancellation, political risk, private mortgage insurance, professional athlete disability insurance and satellite insurance.

Insurance: Policyholder

Perkins Coie LLP


700 Thirteenth Street, NW., Suite 800

Washington, DC

District of Columbia



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