Polsinelli’s Insurance Recovery attorneys have a strong background in helping policyholders navigate the myriad of issues that can occur when dealing with insurance companies. We understand that coverage disputes with insurance companies involve asset preservation as well as asset recovery, and we work with clients to maximize their insurance coverage investment, as it relates to their specific business functions, in order to minimize long-term costs. We believe in proactively advising clients to help them respond to insurance issues in a manner that removes burden from their business and prepares them for the most common and complex issues they could face. This includes representation on property and casualty lines, product liability, toxic and mass torts, environmental and natural resources liabilities, errors and omissions policies, captive insurance issues, and self-insured retentions.

Our attorneys strive to bring practical resolutions to disputes without the need for costly litigation. Part of this approach includes appearing before corporate boards of directors to advise them on director protection, including D&O insurance and indemnification, and partnering with clients to understand their business priorities. When litigation is inevitable, we have the experience and resources necessary to achieve optimal results and maximize efficiencies for each client, bringing about a resolution in a timely manner. We do not “over-lawyer” the file. We work closely with our clients to determine and pursue the most effective strategies focused on a quick resolution, thereby minimizing the risk of protracted litigation.

  • Assisted a manufacturer in obtaining defense for catastrophic liability and in obtaining indemnification of $22.5 million.  Secured indemnity under insurance policy from property casualty insurer.
  • Represented the Committee, and then the Liquidating Trustee, on a contingency basis in actions to recover benefits under directors and officers liability insurance.  D&O policy benefits were recovered and distributed to creditors of the insolvent entity.
  • Aided a religious organization in obtaining policy limits recovery for multi-million dollar loss of its building due to a fire.
  • Represented a hotel in $7 million interruption claim related to Hurricane Charley and successfully recovered that amount in total from both primary and excess policies.
  • Represented a global mining company under an environmental insurance liability program related to a tailings impoundment loss, recovering an insurance payment in excess of $25 million for environmental losses.
  • Represented a company in reinsurance arbitration regarding excess workers compensation liability over a period of more than 30 years and thousands of claims.  We successfully resolved thousands of claims in arbitration.
  • Represented a global manufacturer of children’s sporting equipment in obtaining insurance recovery for national recall of lead-tainted equipment involved in a national product recall.
  • In representation of a university, recovered over $3 million in benefits under employee theft insurance policies and crime bonds related to company officer’s theft from the organization.
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