Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Insurance: Policyholder Department

District of Columbia
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What the team is known for Respected practice with a strong focus on representing policyholders in the energy and natural resources sphere. Particular strength in environmental contamination, D&O and property damage claims. Offers considerable expertise in handling insurance litigation with international and cross-border aspects.

Strengths One client describes the firm as "outstanding" and notes that "they are organized, manage litigation well and communicate in a timely and effective manner."

A second client compliments their "very good approach from a strategy standpoint."

Work highlights Served as coverage counsel to AmTrust in claims arising out of multiple actions against the company and its directors and officers.

Notable practitioners

David Klein has extensive experience litigating coverage claims on behalf of policyholders, frequently representing clients from the energy, manufacturing and financial services industries, among others.

Mark Plumer is frequently retained by energy-sector and other policyholder clients for representation in complex, and often cross-border, insurance disputes. One client enthused: "His knowledge of insurance issues is really outstanding."

Peter Gillon frequently handles complex disputes arising from D&O, product liability and related class actions. Clients highlight his "great combination of commercial sense and experience."