Megan Shea > 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
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Work Department

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

Position

Partner

Career

Megan concentrates her commercial litigation practice on counselling and dispute resolution for leading insurance companies worldwide in connection with financial institutions liability, directors and officers liability, professional liability and M&A insurance (including representations and warranty insurance). Megan also regularly litigates non-insurance M&A, fiduciary duty, fraud and securities law claims for public and private companies and their management.

Education

J.D., Fordham University; B.A., Boston College

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.