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DLA Piper LLP (US)

1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 335 4500
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Fax +1 212 335 4501
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www.dlapiper.com

Megan Shea

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Work +1 212 335 4564
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Commercial Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Megan Shea concentrates her commercial litigation practice on business litigation for public and private companies, as well as the officers, directors and employees of those companies.

Megan represents these clients in connection with corporate governance disputes, fiduciary duty, securities fraud, contract interpretation disputes and other commercial disputes.

Megan's insurance practice includes litigation and counseling for the leading insurance companies worldwide in connection with financial institutions liability, directors and officers liability, M&A insurance (including representations and warranty insurance), alternative risk transfer products and professional liability insurance.

Megan litigates in state and federal courts across the country. Her experience includes trying cases in state courts and arbitrating before FINRA (formerly NASD).

Education

JD, Fordham University; BA, Boston College


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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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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