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Aidan McCormack

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Insurance

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Partner

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Aidan McCormack is a commercial litigator with a particular concentration on insurance and reinsurance issues.

Aidan serves as regional and national counsel for a wide range of companies. His practice includes litigation, appellate work, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

Aidan has acted as international and national lead counsel for many clients and has handled numerous high-exposure matters. He represents clients in disputes throughout North America, South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Asia and Bermuda. The wide variety of disputes he has handled includes matters involving fraud, specialty underwriting products, director's and officer's exposures, catastrophic first-party losses, technology claims, toxic and mass tort liabilities, and entertainment books

Education

JD, Marquette University School of Law; BA, Creighton University


United States: Industry focus

Insurance: advice to insurers

Within: Insurance: advice to insurers

The ‘highly skilled’ New York-based team at DLA Piper LLP (US) provides a ‘high level of service and professionalism’ and is experienced in litigating and arbitrating large scale insurance and reinsurance industry disputes. Michael Murphy is the global chair of insurance and reinsurance, while the ‘solutions-orientedAidan McCormack, who is the North America chair of insurance and reinsurance, is ‘attentive and responsive’ to clients. McCormack is representing Brit Insurance in a bad faith and coverage litigation and arbitration case across California, Washington DC and London, arising from a $64m judgment in an underlying professional liability claim. Joseph Finnerty is representing Beazley in appellate litigation brought by plaintiffs who received an assignment of claims under a D&O policy that the client issued to a subprime mortgage lender. Chubb, AIG, Munich Re and AON are also clients. Mark Deckman, who is ‘outstanding’, Shand Stephens, Richard Hans, Megan Shea Harwick, Neal Kronley and David Luce are key contacts. Named lawyers are based in New York.

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