Jenner & Block

Insurance Recovery and Counseling

Representative Matters

  • Represented a major western utility in obtaining a $400 million recovery for business interruption and property damage to steam generators at a nuclear power plant.
  • Represented a major diversified holding company and its cosmetics industry subsidiary in a D&O insurance arbitration, recovering amounts paid for defense and settlement of a substantial consolidated shareholder securities class action.
  • Represented a major eastern utility in recovering more than $100 million for property damage and business interruption claims arising from a turbine failure accident at a nuclear power plant.
  • Represented a major global banking and financial services institution continuously since the 1990s in all its insurance recovery matters, most recently obtaining a $25 million summary judgment in a D&O coverage case.
  • Represented a major Class 1 railroad and subsidiaries continuously since the 1990s for all insurance matters arising under its liability and property insurance programs as well as the insurance programs of affiliated and third-party entities, including recent derailment related claims. 
  • Represented a multinational steel manufacturing corporation in securing a significant appellate decision interpreting the Employer’s Liability Exclusion found in many Commercial General Liability (CGL) policies.
  • Represented a major aerospace and defense company in successfully obtaining Employment Practices Liability (EPL) coverage in connection with numerous EEOC charges. 
  • Represented a leading provider of financial services technology regarding claims seeking over $100 million under various policies of Property Valuation Insurance for losses incurred in connection with appraisal values used to underwrite home equity loans.
  • Represented a global manufacturer of heating and cooling machinery in connection with a substantial Workers’ Compensation premium dispute.
  • Represented a high-tech product manufacturer in connection with a nine-figure first-party properly loss suffered by a joint venture between the company and another entity resulting from the October 2011 Thai floods. 
  • Represented a leading financial services firm in pursuit of D&O coverage in connection with an underlying arbitration involving alleged losses from Madoff investments.
  • Represented one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float glass and manufactured glass products in connection with a major business interruption and property damage loss stemming from a furnace accident in northern Spain.
  • Represented a leading operator of manufactured home communities in pursuing liability coverage for a suit brought by owners of mobile homes alleging failures in the provision of maintenance services.
  • Represented a national federation of 36 health care plans in connection with insurance coverage for to an ongoing multi-district litigation (MDL) consolidating dozens of antitrust lawsuits.
  • Represented a major aerospace and defense company in connection with D&O coverage claims related an underlying shareholder class action.
  • Represented a global leader in ash handling solutions for the power generation industry in connection with insurance coverage for asbestos claims.
  • Represented a leading U.S. law firm in successfully obtaining a jury verdict for the full amount of damages sought on professional liability insurance claims.
  • Represented the world’s premier mountain resort company in obtaining property damage coverage for construction defects at a luxury resort property in Vail, Colorado.
  • Represented the nation’s largest supplier of home building materials in obtaining insurance coverage for allegedly defective building products.
  • Represented a global logistics and facilities management company in pursuing D&O coverage related to a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.
  • Represented a major smartphone and mobile devices manufacturer in obtaining coverage for business interruption losses resulting from a catastrophic flood event.  
  • Represented a large clinical laboratory network in obtaining a $14 million stop loss insurance recovery involving complex negotiations with the treating hospital, the health care system administrator, and the Stop Loss insurer.
  • Represented an investment company in obtaining coverage for defense costs and indemnity arising from a regulatory investigation.
  • Represented a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units in analyzing the availability of insurance coverage following an accident involving an engine. 
  • Represented the Illinois Director of Insurance in his capacity of Rehabilitator/Liquidator with respect to the substantive consolidation of the estates of Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company, American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company, and American Motorist Insurance Company.