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Seth Schafler

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Seth Schafler is a partner in the Insurance Recovery & Counseling Group. Seth has represented high-profile clients in precedent-setting cases spanning every type of insurance work for more than 25 years. He has extensive experience representing policyholders in coverage negotiations and disputes with their insurance companies, and litigating coverage issues in federal and state courts across the country. Seth's experience covers a wide variety of insurance products including commercial general liability, directors and officers, professional liability, errors and omissions, fiduciary liability, property, business interruption, fidelity, marine and credit risk insurance, among others.

United States: Industry focus

Insurance: advice to policyholders

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Seth Schafler - Proskauer Rose LLP

Within: Insurance: advice to policyholders

Proskauer Rose LLP handles matters for policyholders involving general liability, product recall, property damage and business interruption, in addition to D&O and professional liability, and it is noted in particular for acting for private equity and hedge funds. Highlights for the team of ‘excellent litigators’ included representing JP Morgan in a long-running coverage dispute arising from a settlement between the SEC and Bear Stearns of claims involving late trading and market timing in mutual funds, and subsequent settlement of related civil actions brought by private plaintiffs. It is also representing Union Carbide in a range of insurance matters, including coverage litigation against more than 30 insurance companies for recovery related to asbestos bodily injury claims, and related ADRs and mediations, and is representing 32 National Football League (NFL) clubs in relation to discovery demands made by insurers of the NFL in a coverage dispute involving concussion-related claims by players. John Failla in New York leads the team with Marc Rosenthal in Chicago. Seth Schafler and senior counsel Nathan Larder are also based in New York. Nancy Sher Cohen joined Lathrop Gage LLP.

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