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Wiley

Insurance: Insurer

5 ranked lawyersBand 1District of ColumbiaUSA 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Leading practice providing a comprehensive range of services to insurers, including representation in big-ticket coverage cases and appellate proceedings. Key areas of focus include general liability and professional liability, as well as the emerging areas of data breach and cyber liability. Frequently acts on bad faith claims. Also provides clients with noncontentious counsel on product development and policy drafting.

Strengths

"Wiley has a very strong bench with lots of good individuals with whom we know we are in very safe hands."

Work highlights

Wiley represented AXA XL when Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors sought coverage under its investment adviser professional liability policy after it was sued by the publishers of Oil Daily for violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Notable practitioners

Cara Tseng Duffield is a respected and experienced insurance coverage attorney. Her varied expertise includes disputes concerning D&O insurance, class actions and False Claims Act cases.
"Cara is an outstanding attorney who is top-class in negotiating strong resolutions. She is creative and commercially cognizant in all of her dealings." "Cara's tact in bringing parties to a consensus is an amazing skill." "She knows her subject area and is a strategic thinker in litigation."

Daniel Standish handles complex liability insurance coverage disputes for a client roster that includes prominent global insurance carriers.
"Daniel is a very strong advocate who is very experienced, diligent and responsive to his clients."

David Topol is well versed in a range of disputes and frequently acts on matters including class action claims, D&O coverage and bankruptcy-related insurance litigation.
"David is very detail-oriented and responsive." "He is a consensus builder who is good at getting insurers coordinated on a matter."

Jason Cronic is noted for his strength in litigation relating to D&O and professional liability claims. He regularly advises insurers representing companies in the financial services industry.
"Jason knows coverage and how to effectively leverage issues to protect his clients' interests." "Jason is technically very strong and communicates very well."

Kim Melvin is noted for her expertise in insurance disputes relating to professional liability. She also proficiently represents clients in claims concerning breaches of fiduciary duties, warranties and D&O disputes.
"Kim is an excellent attorney with strong analytical skills and a deep knowledge of insurance-related law, as well as being a seasoned and creative negotiator." "She is a fierce advocate for her clients and delivers creative, well thought-out options in difficult situations." "Kim is knowledgeable, a good litigator and a strategic thinker."

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District of Columbia

Insurance: Insurer


Cara Tseng Duffield
Band 3
Daniel J Standish
Band 1
David H Topol
Band 3
Jason P Cronic
Band 4
Kim Melvin
Band 2