King & Spalding’s Insurance Coverage and Recovery practice advises and represents policyholders in coverage disputes with their insurers across all industry sectors, including financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, energy, manufacturing, consumer products, retail, and real estate. Since 2002, we have recovered billions of dollars for policyholder clients in pre-litigation settlements, arbitrations, mediations, and trial and appellate court judgments.
In addition to providing insurance counseling and claim assistance, we serve as trial counsel to corporate policyholders in a variety of complex coverage cases involving numerous types of insurance policies and products, including general liability, pollution, first party property (including business interruption and contingent business interruption), product recall, secured creditor impaired property, employment practices liability, and crime and fidelity. We have extensive experience representing manufacturers in general liability and pollution mass-tort liability coverage claims, including asbestos, carbon-black, chemical release, construction defect, and similar class-action liabilities. Our team’s reputation and credibility as trial lawyers who will aggressively pursue claims through trial increases our clients’ opportunities for early settlement.
Our team regularly represents clients with high value first party property damage, business interruption, and contingent business interruption claims resulting from major industrial accidents and natural disasters, including the severe Gulf Coast hurricanes and floods in the past six years, and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. We work with our clients’ brokers and forensic accountants to evaluate and prepare property damage and business interruption claims in order to maximize the available coverage.
We provide policyholders with the full range of insurance-related legal services, from the earliest phases of policy analysis and claim preparation, to mediation and, as necessary, litigation, arbitration, including international arbitration, trial and appeal.
Our team counsels business policyholders and assists risk managers in evaluating upcoming renewals of coverages and in comparing proposals from competing markets, as well as advises policyholders on complex insurance allocation and liability issues in mergers, acquisitions and other related transactions.
- Litigation, Trial & Appeal
- International Arbitration
- Mediation & Dispute Resolution
- Claim Preparation
- Coverage Audits / Gap Analysis
- Policy Renewal Counseling
- Insurer Insolvency Proceedings