Gary Svirsky > O'Melveny & Myers LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

O'Melveny & Myers LLP
TIMES SQUARE TOWER
7 TIMES SQUARE
NEW YORK, NY 10036
NEW YORK
United States

Work Department

Insurance

Position

Partner

Education

  • Columbia University, LL.M. (Stone Scholar; Bretzfelder Constitutional Law Fellow)
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.
  • University of Toronto, M.A.
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A. (S.F. Glass Gold Medal)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Insurance: advice to insurers

The team at O’Melveny & Myers LLP handles a variety of high-stakes insurance litigation, ranging from sexual abuse bankruptcy cases to complex reinsurance disputes. Of note is the practice’s role in successfully defending major insurers against plaintiff’s efforts to centralize Covid19-related actions in an MDL  led by co-practice head Richard Goetz in Los Angeles. Also heading up the practice is Tancred Schiavoni‚ ‘a great strategic thinker‘ whose practice includes matters at the interface of bankruptcy and insurance-this is also an area of expertise for Gary Svirsky. Schiavoni and Svirsky are based in New York together with Allen Burton, a litigator with an ‘impressive‘ breadth of practice. The firm’s up-and-coming junior team includes counsel Zoheb Noorani in Los Angeles and associate Janine Panchok-Berry in New York, and was strengthened in October 2021 with a new hire in Philadelphia-based counsel Daryn Rush from White and Williams, who contributes experience in insurance arbitration.