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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Daniel Chefitz

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Daniel E. Chefitz is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Chefitz concentrates his practice on policyholder insurance recovery counseling and litigation. He represents businesses in connection with environmental, asbestos, toxic tort, patent, trademark, product liability, and contractual disputes, with an emphasis on insurance coverage advice and litigation. Mr. Chefitz represents policyholders in various types of insurance coverage disputes, including coverage for patent, copyright, and trademark claims; environmental damage claims; asbestos product liability claims; toxic torts; welding rod claims; advertising injury claims; and first-party claims. He also advises policyholders regarding shared insurance and captive insurance rights and obligations, and protects insureds' rights in bankruptcy proceedings and reorganizations, including rights associated with Section 524(g) injunctions. Mr. Chefitz is also experienced with the use and establishment of Qualified Settlement Funds under Section 468b of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information, view Mr. Chefitz's biography at


Northwestern University School of Law, 1993, J.D.; Yeshiva University, 1990, B.A.

United States: Industry focus

Insurance: advice to policyholders

Within: Insurance: advice to policyholders

The insurance team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 'knows the industry and key players in depth and is able to get results in settlement negotiations', while the firm itself 'has the necessary breadth of expertise and gives tailored advice'. The practice mainly handles domestic and international corporate insurance and liability disputes, including mass tort proceedings relating to environmental exposure, asbestos injuries and medical devices, as well as structuring settlements via financial instruments. A major highlight for a team led by 'highly experienced insurance recovery litigator' Paul Zevnik was the representation of ITT in its $1.8bn claim for additional coverage against its excess insurers due to underlying product liability claims. In another product liability matter, Washington DC-based Daniel Chefitz - 'a master at setting up captive insurers' - and Gerald Konkel assisted Zimmer Biomet Holdings in the recovery of insurance proceeds for the costs generated by the litigation around the Durom Cup. Clients also recommend 'greatly experienced trial lawyer' David Cox in Los Angeles, who worked on the favorable court decision for client Gould Pumps' access to excess insurance coverage issued by Travelers.

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