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Covington & Burling LLP

ONE CITY CENTER, 850 TENTH STREET, NW, WASHINGTON DC 20001, USA
Tel:
Work +1 202 662 6000
Web:
https://www.cov.com

Benedict Lenhart

Tel:
Work +1 202 662 5114
Email:
Covington & Burling LLP

Work Department

Partner

Position

Partner practicing in insurance and litigation. Serves as Co-Chair for Covington’s Insurance Practice Group. Lead role on scores of major insurance claims for policyholder clients. Assists clients in developing "big picture" strategy for resolving insurance claims, including how best to use litigation and settlement together for best and most efficient result. Helped clients to achieve more than 400 insurance settlements. Particular experience with the London Market, solvent schemes of arrangement, and complex multi-party claims.

Member

ABA; NARTC.

Education

Harvard Law School (JD, 1989, cum laude); University of Michigan (BA, 1985, high honors).


United States: Industry focus

Insurance: advice to policyholders

Within: Leading lawyers

Benedict Lenhart - Covington & Burling LLP

Within: Insurance: advice to policyholders

Covington & Burling LLP is a market leader in the policyholders sphere, with key offices in New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles. The team handles a full remit of insurance matters, including environmental damage claims, catastrophe insurance matters, asbestos coverage disputes and marine cargo loss claims. Insurance litigation related to data breaches is another growing area of activity for the firm, which has deep experience in fintech and data privacy issues. The team also continues to be involved in the highly publicized NFL concussion litigation. Its clients are typically drawn from pharmaceuticals, private equity and construction industries, among others. Washington DC-based Mitchell Dolin and Benedict Lenhart head the global insurance recovery practice and are recognized for their work representing corporate policyholders in professional liability disputes, shareholder claims and mass tort matters. The recommended Los Angeles-based René Siemens is adept at handling product liability and consumer cases, and San Francisco-based Gretchen Hoff Varner is also well regarded. San Francisco’s Donald Brown, Washington DC-based Saul Goodman, William Skinner and William Greaney, and New York’s Benjamin Duke are other key names. Matthew Schlesinger joined the Washington DC office from Reed Smith LLP.

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