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Troutman Sanders appoints seasoned litigation and re/insurance team

12th July 2018 - Author: Staff Writer

International law firm Troutman Sanders has appointed a season litigation, insurance and reinsurance team to its offices in Washington D.C, New York and Orange County.

Troutman Sanders logoNotably, the partners have represented clients in all major insurance segments – life, health and property-casualty – and all lines of business including insurance, reinsurance, captives, run-offs, and SPVs. TS say their insurance experience spans litigation, regulatory and legislative matters, and bankruptcies.

William C. O’Neil is to join the Company’s D.C. office. He is the former co-chair of Crowell & Moring Re/Insurance Group and focuses primarily on guiding re/insurers through complex arbitrations, litigations, and regulatory issues. Troutman Sanders say that, in recent years, several of the world’s largest life and health reinsurers have called on O’Neill to help them confront many of the most significant international and domestic regulatory and dispute-resolution issues impacting that industry.

Leslie Davis also joins the D.C. office as a former co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s Insurance/Reinsurance Group, and handles complex litigation matters for clients in a variety of industries, including insurance and reinsurance, energy and commodities trading, biopharmaceuticals, entertainment and sports leagues.

Michael Carolan, another D.C. addition, concentrates his practice on litigating, arbitrating, and resolving domestic and international disputes involving reinsurance, complex insurance coverage, and brokers’ liability, representing company and intermediary clients across the life, health, and property/casualty markets.

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Jack Thomas joins the New York office as a former Managing Partner of Crowell & Moring’s London office and member of the firm’s Steering Committee for the Litigation Practice Group, and is a seasoned trial and appellate attorney. He represents clients in a variety of complex commercial matters, including international commercial disputes, insurance and reinsurance disputes.

Steven D. Allison is added to the Orange County office and previously served as Managing Partner of Crowell & Moring’s office in the same region. He is an experienced trial attorney who represents clients in the insurance, healthcare, financial services, retail, and real estate industries in complex litigation matters.

“This seasoned team increases the firm’s commercial and class action litigation bench, having represented clients in complex, high-stakes disputes across various industries,” said Bill Withrow, chair of Troutman Sanders’ Business Litigation Department.

“They have extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts throughout the country. They also bring to the firm significant international dispute resolution capabilities.”

Tony Jones, chair of Troutman Sanders’ Specialized Litigation Department and a partner in its Insurance and Reinsurance practice, said, “Insurance is one of the firm’s strengths and core areas, and we have been focused on continuing to expand the depth and breadth of our practice. These partners, who are widely recognized in the industry as among the best at what they do, enhance our practice with substantial first-chair litigation and reinsurance experience.”

“We are very pleased to be combining our highly experienced practices and to be able to offer clients the benefit of our shared capabilities and industry knowledge,” O’Neill said.

“Our complementary practices make this a natural fit,” Davis added. “With the increasing complexity of insurance and reinsurance matters, our ability to address the full scope of coverage issues that a client may confront is of great value.”

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