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Jenner & Block Partner Lorelie S. Masters’ book entitled Liability Insurance in International Arbitration: The Bermuda Form is the joint winner of the British Insurance Law Association (BILA) 2012 Book Prize. BILA is a London-based professional organization of insurers, brokers, lawyers, and others from around the globe; each year, its Charitable Trust awards the Book Prize to a text that makes a “notable contribution to literature in the field of law as it affects insurance.” Ms. Masters’ book focuses on a form, first used in the 1980s, that covers liabilities for catastrophes such as serious explosions or mass tort litigation. It is one of the insurance industry’s most commonly used forms of agreement – and sources of dispute - for high-level excess liability insurance. According to the publisher, the book offers a “detailed commentary on how the Form is to be construed, its coverage, the substantive law to be applied, the limits of liability, exceptions, and the procedures to be followed during arbitration proceedings in London.” When it was published in 2011, the book was described by the English Court of Appeal as “the standard work on the topic” of the Bermuda Form. The award will be presented in London on October 19 and accepted on Ms. Masters’ behalf by her co-authors, two Queen’s Counsel, Richard Jacobs and Paul Stanley of Essex Court Chambers.
Ms. Masters is a member of the Firm’s Insurance Litigation and Counseling Practice. In addition to Liability Insurance in International Arbitrations: The Bermuda Form, she is the co-author of Insurance Coverage Litigation. Chambers & Partners USA has named her one of the country’s leading Insurance Law attorneys since 2005. In 2010, Law360 identified her as one of the “10 Most Admired Insurance Attorneys.” Washington DC Super Lawyers consistently recognizes her for Insurance Coverage Litigation, as does Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law. Companies and individuals turn to her for counsel in enforcing insurance coverage under general liability, directors and officers, fiduciary liability, first-party property, business-interruption, and other types of insurance. Experienced in e-commerce and electronic-discovery issues, Ms. Masters has represented clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts and in arbitrations in the United States and abroad. She has won significant trials and arbitrations enforcing insurance coverage for her policyholder clients.
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