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Clyde & Co LLP

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United States: Industry focus

Insurance: advice to insurers
Insurance: advice to insurers - ranked: tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP

Based across the firm’s New York, New Jersey, San Francisco, Atlanta, Long Beach, Miami, Chicago, Washington DC and Los Angeles offices, Clyde & Co LLP’s ‘vast’ team handles a range of claims and disputes for domestic and international insurers and reinsurers. Eileen King Bower in Chicago is representing excess carrier XL Insurance America in a case involving numerous complaints filed against Eli Lilly Company and others claiming illegal disposal of substances in Brazil that had been banned in the United States. The ‘brilliant’ New York-based Michael Knoerzer is representing London-based clients in conjunction with claims arising under a D&O policy issued to FIFA and Axis and Chubb are also on the firm’s client roster. New Jersey’s Daren McNally and Paul Koepff in New York are noted, while Bill Casey in San Francisco heads the department. Additionally, the ‘growing team’ made several notable hires: the Washington DC office welcomed Doug Mangel, John Hockenbury, Joseph Bailey and Alex Karam in 2018 from Shipman & Goodwin LLP; and in 2017 several partners joined from Sedgwick LLP including Ralph Guirgis in Orange County and Katelin O’Rourke Gorman in New York; while another eight partners joined the Washington DC and Chicago offices from Troutman Sanders.

Leading lawyers – Coverage

Paul Koepff - Clyde & Co LLP

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Transport: aviation and air travel - litigation
Transport: aviation and air travel - litigation - ranked: tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP

Clyde & Co LLP regularly handles product liability and aircraft disaster litigation for airlines, parts manufacturers and insurers. The New York-based Jeffrey Ellis represented Consumer Technology Association and AUVSI, two UAS groups, in a challenge regarding federal pre-emption of drone flight regulation. Ellis is also acting for United Airlines in long-running civil claims arising out of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Other key figures include the San Francisco-based Kevin Sutherland, who represented AIG in litigation arising from a mid-air collision; Andrew Harakas in New York, who has handled crash litigation and passenger injury claims for clients such as Etihad Airways, Japan Airlines and Air China; and the Miami-based Thompson Thornton.

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Transport: shipping - litigation
Transport: shipping - litigation - ranked: tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP

Known for ‘going above and beyond client expectations’, Clyde & Co LLP’s marine litigation group is ‘extremely knowledgeable of the industry’ and has particular expertise in marine insurance litigation and arbitration. Joe Walsh, who leads the department out of the Long Beach office and is noted for his ‘impressive knowledge and invaluable industry contacts’, is defending a group of vessel owners in a matter resulting from a fuel spill in the Port of Los Angeles. San Francisco-based Conte Cicala has ‘deep knowledge of the maritime industry’ and has a track record handling charterparty disputes and marine insurance claims. Key figures in New York include John Woods and John Keough, who has experience of marine bankruptcy. James Koelzer joined the firm’s newly opened Los Angeles office from Robins Kaplan LLP.

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