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Shelby Guilbert assists 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 helped his clients recover nearly a billion dollars from insurance companies in the U.S., London and Asian markets.

Shelby 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 and IPO transactions. Working closely with King & Spalding’s Data, Privacy and Security Group, Shelby also has assisted dozens of companies with cyber insurance reviews and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on their behalf.

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

J.D., Yale University

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

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

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

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Metro Atlanta Host Committee Risk Management Committee Member for 2019 Super Bowl

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

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

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

French

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)

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Recognition

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)

Matters

Representing Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (“PREPA”) in the pursuit of hundreds of millions of dollars for losses sustained in 2017 during Hurricane Maria under property / business interruption policies issued by European-, London-, and U.S.-based insurers.

Representing Wacker Polysilicon North America in connection with the recovery of property damage and business interruption insurance from European-insurers and in the defense of complex subrogation claims arising out of 2017 explosion at polysilicon plant in Tennessee.

Representing a global food product corporation in complex litigation with Canadian supplier over distribution rights under long-term supply contract.

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Representing Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (“PREPA”) in the pursuit of hundreds of millions of dollars for losses sustained in 2017 during Hurricane Maria under property / business interruption policies issued by European-, London-, and U.S.-based insurers.

Representing Wacker Polysilicon North America in connection with the recovery of property damage and business interruption insurance from European-insurers and in the defense of complex subrogation claims arising out of 2017 explosion at polysilicon plant in Tennessee.

Representing a global food product corporation in complex litigation with Canadian supplier over distribution rights under long-term supply contract.

Represented the owners of a hydroelectric dam in the Philippines in successful Singapore arbitration against London- and Asia-based insurers under delay-in-start-up policy for losses resulting from severe typhoon damage.

Representing Equifax, Inc., in pursuit of insurance recoveries for losses arising out of the 2017 data breach.

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.

Represented Birla Carbon in successful 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.  Successful representation of Mahindra in distribution disputes with automobile dealers 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.

Matters

Representing Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (“PREPA”) in the pursuit of hundreds of millions of dollars for losses sustained in 2017 during Hurricane Maria under property / business interruption policies issued by European-, London-, and U.S.-based insurers.

Representing Wacker Polysilicon North America in connection with the recovery of property damage and business interruption insurance from European-insurers and in the defense of complex subrogation claims arising out of 2017 explosion at polysilicon plant in Tennessee.

Representing a global food product corporation in complex litigation with Canadian supplier over distribution rights under long-term supply contract.

See more
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Matters

Representing Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (“PREPA”) in the pursuit of hundreds of millions of dollars for losses sustained in 2017 during Hurricane Maria under property / business interruption policies issued by European-, London-, and U.S.-based insurers.

Representing Wacker Polysilicon North America in connection with the recovery of property damage and business interruption insurance from European-insurers and in the defense of complex subrogation claims arising out of 2017 explosion at polysilicon plant in Tennessee.

Representing a global food product corporation in complex litigation with Canadian supplier over distribution rights under long-term supply contract.

Represented the owners of a hydroelectric dam in the Philippines in successful Singapore arbitration against London- and Asia-based insurers under delay-in-start-up policy for losses resulting from severe typhoon damage.

Representing Equifax, Inc., in pursuit of insurance recoveries for losses arising out of the 2017 data breach.

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.

Represented Birla Carbon in successful 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.  Successful representation of Mahindra in distribution disputes with automobile dealers 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.

Credentials

J.D., Yale University

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

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

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

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Metro Atlanta Host Committee Risk Management Committee Member for 2019 Super Bowl

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

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

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

French

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)

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Recognition

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)