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Shelby Guilbert specializes in assisting large businesses and financial institutions in insurance recovery actions, high-stakes contract disputes and cross-border litigation. As a partner in our Insurance Coverage and Recovery and Contracts and Business Torts practices, Shelby has successfully assisted his clients in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars from insurance companies in the U.S., London and Asian markets.

Shelby also counsels leading companies in complex commercial matters in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. He also routinely handles cross-border disputes in domestic and international arbitration.

In addition to helping clients pursue all types of first- and third-party insurance claims, Shelby routinely advises companies on risk management needs arising out of insurance policy renewals and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Shelby is a frequent author and speaker on topics relating to insurance, finance, ADR and other business matters. He has also been listed as a Georgia Rising Star in Insurance Coverage by Super Lawyers.

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Credentials

B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, magna cum laude

Certificat d'Etudes Politiques, L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Strasbourg, France, Mention assez bien

J.D., Yale University

M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, with distinction

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Georgia

Law Clerk, The Honorable Ed Carnes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Co-chair, International/London Subcommittee of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, ABA

Vice President and Board Member, Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtLAS)

Chair, World Affairs Council, Atlanta Young Leaders Executive Steering Committee, 2014-2015

Past Member, Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Advisory Board, United Way of Georgia

Disaster Legal Services Committee, Georgia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Atlanta City Lead, study of Atlanta’s response to Hurricane Katrina evacuees, which was profiled in the New York Times and Newsweek, Appleseed Foundation

Participant, nationwide comparative study of natural disaster laws and regulations, Appleseed Foundation

Rising Star in Insurance Law, Georgia


Super Lawyers

Recognized for pro bono work


Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Journal Constitution, WSB-TV (Atlanta), WDSU-TV (New Orleans)

News

In the News · Source: Daily Report

November 19, 2015
Legal & Litigation Departments of the Year

Press Release

November 5, 2015
King & Spalding Elects 24 New Partners

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Matters

Representing SunTrust Banks, Inc. in insurance recovery litigation seeking over $500 million in coverage under banker's professional liability policies for hundreds of claims arising before and after the financial crisis.

Representing First Horizon National Corporation in multiple insurance recovery litigation matters involving bankers' professional liability and D&O coverage for credit crisis claims.

Representing Birla Carbon in multi-state bad faith insurance recovery litigation, following successful resolution of bet-the-company litigation with a former parent regarding indemnification obligations under spin-off agreement.

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Representing SunTrust Banks, Inc. in insurance recovery litigation seeking over $500 million in coverage under banker's professional liability policies for hundreds of claims arising before and after the financial crisis.

Representing First Horizon National Corporation in multiple insurance recovery litigation matters involving bankers' professional liability and D&O coverage for credit crisis claims.

Representing Birla Carbon in multi-state bad faith insurance recovery litigation, following successful resolution of bet-the-company litigation with a former parent regarding indemnification obligations under spin-off agreement.

Represented Mahindra & Mahindra Limited in a nine-figure dispute arising out of a distribution agreement in UNCITRAL arbitration sited in London. Obtained victory in London arbitration, and anti-suit injunction and dismissal of related litigation and regulatory proceedings in the U.S. Ongoing representation of Mahindra in distribution disputes around the U.S.

Obtained precedent-setting decision regarding D&O defense costs allocation for SavaSeniorCare, LLC, one of the largest providers of short-term and long-term healthcare services in the U.S.

Represented InterContinental Hotels Group in breach of contract and declaratory judgment action to recover losses under CGL policy for underlying putative class action claims relating to California Privacy Act.                                      

News

In the News · Source: Daily Report

November 19, 2015
Legal & Litigation Departments of the Year

Press Release

November 5, 2015
King & Spalding Elects 24 New Partners

View all

Matters

Representing SunTrust Banks, Inc. in insurance recovery litigation seeking over $500 million in coverage under banker's professional liability policies for hundreds of claims arising before and after the financial crisis.

Representing First Horizon National Corporation in multiple insurance recovery litigation matters involving bankers' professional liability and D&O coverage for credit crisis claims.

Representing Birla Carbon in multi-state bad faith insurance recovery litigation, following successful resolution of bet-the-company litigation with a former parent regarding indemnification obligations under spin-off agreement.

See more
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Matters

Representing SunTrust Banks, Inc. in insurance recovery litigation seeking over $500 million in coverage under banker's professional liability policies for hundreds of claims arising before and after the financial crisis.

Representing First Horizon National Corporation in multiple insurance recovery litigation matters involving bankers' professional liability and D&O coverage for credit crisis claims.

Representing Birla Carbon in multi-state bad faith insurance recovery litigation, following successful resolution of bet-the-company litigation with a former parent regarding indemnification obligations under spin-off agreement.

Represented Mahindra & Mahindra Limited in a nine-figure dispute arising out of a distribution agreement in UNCITRAL arbitration sited in London. Obtained victory in London arbitration, and anti-suit injunction and dismissal of related litigation and regulatory proceedings in the U.S. Ongoing representation of Mahindra in distribution disputes around the U.S.

Obtained precedent-setting decision regarding D&O defense costs allocation for SavaSeniorCare, LLC, one of the largest providers of short-term and long-term healthcare services in the U.S.

Represented InterContinental Hotels Group in breach of contract and declaratory judgment action to recover losses under CGL policy for underlying putative class action claims relating to California Privacy Act.                                      

News

In the News · Source: Daily Report

November 19, 2015
Legal & Litigation Departments of the Year

Press Release

November 5, 2015
King & Spalding Elects 24 New Partners

View all

Credentials

B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, magna cum laude

Certificat d'Etudes Politiques, L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Strasbourg, France, Mention assez bien

J.D., Yale University

M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, with distinction

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Georgia

Law Clerk, The Honorable Ed Carnes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Co-chair, International/London Subcommittee of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, ABA

Vice President and Board Member, Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtLAS)

Chair, World Affairs Council, Atlanta Young Leaders Executive Steering Committee, 2014-2015

Past Member, Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Advisory Board, United Way of Georgia

Disaster Legal Services Committee, Georgia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Atlanta City Lead, study of Atlanta’s response to Hurricane Katrina evacuees, which was profiled in the New York Times and Newsweek, Appleseed Foundation

Participant, nationwide comparative study of natural disaster laws and regulations, Appleseed Foundation

Rising Star in Insurance Law, Georgia


Super Lawyers

Recognized for pro bono work


Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Journal Constitution, WSB-TV (Atlanta), WDSU-TV (New Orleans)