Law firm Cooley has strengthened its U.S. East Coast insurance capabilities with the appointments of Heidi Lawson and Greg Hoffnagle as regional counsels.
Both Lawson and Hoffnagle were formerly members of Mintz Levin’s insurance, reinsurance, investigations and risk management practice, and Lawson joins Cooley’s insurance and reinsurance practice as counsel, and Hoffnagle as special counsel.
Cooley’s London-based partner and head of the company’s insurance and reinsurance group, Mark Everiss, commented: “Heidi and Greg add another arm and greater depth to our cross-border insurance practice, including in insurtech. It is rare to find such well-developed litigation, regulatory and advisory practices sitting side by side. It’s even rarer to find insurance lawyers who are so focused on Cooley’s client base of young and emerging companies. Heidi and Greg are a perfect fit for the firm, and we’re thrilled to have them on our team.”
Based in Boston, Lawson brings experience in litigation, regulatory and advisory work, and leads international insurers, capital providers, insurtech innovators, brokers, municipalities, and large and small businesses through insurance solution innovation, coverage dispute resolution, strategic policy creation, and investigation management, says Cooley’s.
Based in New York, Hoffnagle has a focus on complex insurance and reinsurance disputes and also global commercial arbitration and litigation. Furthermore, Hoffnagle counsels on both regulatory and transactional issues, and also works with insurtech startups, VC companies and insurance carriers to develop innovative solutions and bring them to market.
“Greg and I believe it’s critical to be part of a culture and platform that is best suited to serve our unique client set. We’re eager to leverage Cooley’s deep relationships with emerging companies, and we look forward to helping broaden the firm’s overall insurance offering,” said Lawson.