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Tony Tatum focuses on policyholder insurance coverage matters and related complex commercial disputes. As a partner in our Insurance Coverage and Recovery Practice, Tony represents leading public and private companies on all aspects of insurance and related commercial contract disputes, including insurance for directors and officers; errors and omissions; cyber/data privacy; property damage; business interruption; environmental/pollution; commercial general liability; employment practices; fidelity and crime coverage; rep and warranty; product recall; and other manuscripted lines of coverage.

Tony has litigation experience in state and federal courts, and in handling both domestic and international arbitrations. Tony’s current and recent representations include handling matters on behalf of such leading companies as First Horizon National Corporation, International Hotel Groups, LLC, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, SavaSeniorCare, Shell Oil Company, SunTrust Banks, Inc., and The Coca-Cola Company. Tony has represented clients in recovering over $2 billion in insurance assets as a result of both litigation and pre-litigation resolutions, including almost $350 million in recoveries since 2015. Tony also has represented numerous clients in commercial contract disputes regarding related indemnification and additional insured obligations.

In addition to contested insurance and complex commercial disputes, Tony advises clients and their boards of directors regarding D&O indemnification and insurance issues, as well as data privacy/cyber insurance matters. He also routinely assists clients in negotiating best-in-class terms and conditions with U.S. and international insurers for all lines of insurance coverage, as well as on merger and acquisition deals that involve long-tail claims, representation and warranty insurance, and other insurance and indemnification related issues.

Tony also obtained a notable multimillion verdict after a three-week jury trial in federal court for a company that sustained a large industrial property damage and business interruption loss. The jury verdict included a finding of bad faith against the property insurance company. (Trade Am International Inc. v. The Cincinnati Ins. Co., Civil Action No. 1:08-cv-03711-ECS).

Tony obtained his undergraduate degree in Risk Management and Insurance from The University of Georgia. He later worked as a senior analyst with two leading financial services firms in the area of regulatory insurance compliance before graduating, cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law. He was a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney's Office, Department of Justice, and an extern for former Georgia Congressman Ed Jenkins. Tony is frequently invited to speak on insurance coverage and related litigation topics, and has authored numerous publications.

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Credentials

J.D., Georgia State University, cum laude

B.B.A., University of Georgia

Georgia

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association

Atlanta Claims Association

Barrister, Bleckley Inn of Court

Board of Directors, Goodwill Industries of North Georgia and Goodwill of North Georgia

Graduate Leadership Council, Georgia State College of Law

Lawyers Club of Atlanta

State Bar of Georgia

Future Litigation Star: Georgia


Benchmark Litigation, 2012–2018

2016 Litigation Department of the Year: Insurance Litigation


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Recognition

Future Litigation Star: Georgia


Benchmark Litigation, 2012–2018

2016 Litigation Department of the Year: Insurance Litigation


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Matters

Representing SunTrust Banks, Inc. in insurance recovery litigation seeking over $500 million in coverage under professional liability policies for underlying matters as a result of the 2008 subprime and credit crisis.

Representing SavaSeniorCare, LLC, one of the largest providers of short-term and long-term health care services in the U.S., in insurance recovery litigation under D&O policy for multimillion-dollar losses incurred in underlying qui tam litigation.

Current and previous representations of The Coca-Cola Company in numerous successful insurance recovery matters, including under cyber/data privacy, environmental liability, CGL, brand protection and other manuscripted lines of coverages.  Recent representation of the Company in a federal court lawsuit against Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's for losses under a political risk insurance policy for losses in Nepal. 

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Representing SunTrust Banks, Inc. in insurance recovery litigation seeking over $500 million in coverage under professional liability policies for underlying matters as a result of the 2008 subprime and credit crisis.

Representing SavaSeniorCare, LLC, one of the largest providers of short-term and long-term health care services in the U.S., in insurance recovery litigation under D&O policy for multimillion-dollar losses incurred in underlying qui tam litigation.

Current and previous representations of The Coca-Cola Company in numerous successful insurance recovery matters, including under cyber/data privacy, environmental liability, CGL, brand protection and other manuscripted lines of coverages.  Recent representation of the Company in a federal court lawsuit against Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's for losses under a political risk insurance policy for losses in Nepal. 

Representing international provider of automotive parts in federal court lawsuit seeking the recovery of multi-million dollar losses under a commercial crime policy.

Representing financial services and retail clients on insurance claims under data privacy/cyber policy for losses from several underlying data privacy lawsuits and first-party losses.

Representing Navicent Health in federal court litigation involving regulatory coverage for a False Claims Act investigation.

Represented First Horizon National Corporation in multiple insurance recovery litigation matters involving bankers professional liability and D&O coverages for claims arising, in part, from the 2008 credit crisis, as well as current consultation on other claims and matters.

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.

Represented an international manufacturer of chemical additives in a significant insurance recovery lawsuit, and in recent litigation with a former parent regarding indemnification obligations.

Represented Harbert Management Co. in an arbitration involving a multimillion-dollar claim for retrospective premiums and other costs allegedly owned under historical workers' compensation, auto and CGL policies.

Represented Kimberly-Clark Corporation in federal court in a declaratory judgment and breach of contract action under a commercial crime policy.

Matters

Representing SunTrust Banks, Inc. in insurance recovery litigation seeking over $500 million in coverage under professional liability policies for underlying matters as a result of the 2008 subprime and credit crisis.

Representing SavaSeniorCare, LLC, one of the largest providers of short-term and long-term health care services in the U.S., in insurance recovery litigation under D&O policy for multimillion-dollar losses incurred in underlying qui tam litigation.

Current and previous representations of The Coca-Cola Company in numerous successful insurance recovery matters, including under cyber/data privacy, environmental liability, CGL, brand protection and other manuscripted lines of coverages.  Recent representation of the Company in a federal court lawsuit against Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's for losses under a political risk insurance policy for losses in Nepal. 

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Matters

Representing SunTrust Banks, Inc. in insurance recovery litigation seeking over $500 million in coverage under professional liability policies for underlying matters as a result of the 2008 subprime and credit crisis.

Representing SavaSeniorCare, LLC, one of the largest providers of short-term and long-term health care services in the U.S., in insurance recovery litigation under D&O policy for multimillion-dollar losses incurred in underlying qui tam litigation.

Current and previous representations of The Coca-Cola Company in numerous successful insurance recovery matters, including under cyber/data privacy, environmental liability, CGL, brand protection and other manuscripted lines of coverages.  Recent representation of the Company in a federal court lawsuit against Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's for losses under a political risk insurance policy for losses in Nepal. 

Representing international provider of automotive parts in federal court lawsuit seeking the recovery of multi-million dollar losses under a commercial crime policy.

Representing financial services and retail clients on insurance claims under data privacy/cyber policy for losses from several underlying data privacy lawsuits and first-party losses.

Representing Navicent Health in federal court litigation involving regulatory coverage for a False Claims Act investigation.

Represented First Horizon National Corporation in multiple insurance recovery litigation matters involving bankers professional liability and D&O coverages for claims arising, in part, from the 2008 credit crisis, as well as current consultation on other claims and matters.

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.

Represented an international manufacturer of chemical additives in a significant insurance recovery lawsuit, and in recent litigation with a former parent regarding indemnification obligations.

Represented Harbert Management Co. in an arbitration involving a multimillion-dollar claim for retrospective premiums and other costs allegedly owned under historical workers' compensation, auto and CGL policies.

Represented Kimberly-Clark Corporation in federal court in a declaratory judgment and breach of contract action under a commercial crime policy.

Credentials

J.D., Georgia State University, cum laude

B.B.A., University of Georgia

Georgia

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association

Atlanta Claims Association

Barrister, Bleckley Inn of Court

Board of Directors, Goodwill Industries of North Georgia and Goodwill of North Georgia

Graduate Leadership Council, Georgia State College of Law

Lawyers Club of Atlanta

State Bar of Georgia

Future Litigation Star: Georgia


Benchmark Litigation, 2012–2018

2016 Litigation Department of the Year: Insurance Litigation


The Daily Report

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Recognition

Future Litigation Star: Georgia


Benchmark Litigation, 2012–2018

2016 Litigation Department of the Year: Insurance Litigation


The Daily Report