Aidan McCormack > DLA Piper LLP (US) > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104
United States

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration, and Investigations; Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes; Insurance

Position

Partner

Career

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

J.D., Marquette University School of Law; B.A., Creighton University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Insurance: advice to insurers

The ‘deeply knowledgeable and business-conscious‘ New York insurance department at DLA Piper LLP (US) is ‘one of the few practice groups that can provide outstanding legal advice with legitimate courtroom skills‘. It focuses on claims relating to securities, asbestos, environmental issues, product liability, D&O, fraud, tort and transaction liability, as well as international disputes in the London and Hong Kong markets. Aidan McCormack advised Brit Insurance on a $64m professional liability insurance coverage and bad faith claim against Lloyd’s and London Market insurers regarding an underlying legal malpractice claim. International business litigator Michael Murphy serves as global chair for insurance and reinsurance. Clients also recommend the ‘unflappable and incredibly creative‘ Joseph Finnerty III, who counts Beazley among his clients, and ‘consistently high performer‘ Megan Shea. The firm’s New York office was also boosted by the relocation of global insurance sector co-chair PK Paran from London in early 2019.