Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to welcome leading insurance coverage attorney Katherine J. Henry as a partner in its Washington office.
Henry comes to the firm from Dickstein Shapiro LLP, where she served as partner. Her practice focuses on representing policyholders seeking insurance coverage for all types of liabilities, including asbestos, environmental, welding, managed care, D&O litigation, and property damage. Henry handles a broad range of issues for clients, including litigation, arbitration, mediation, regulatory proceedings, and general counseling and advice.
She has been involved in a number of closely watched cases for the insurance industry, including General Motors Corporation’s dispute with Royal Insurance Company over GM’s historic insurance coverage for asbestos and environmental liabilities. Henry settled this dispute on GM’s behalf. She also recently obtained a landmark ruling from Maryland’s highest court on behalf of welding distributors. In that case, the court held that the total pollution exclusion does not extend to welding liability claims but instead is limited to “traditional” environmental pollution.
“Katherine has been at the forefront of insurance coverage law, and we are happy she has decided to join Bradley Arant Boult Cummings,” said John B. Grenier, managing partner. “She is well known as a tireless advocate for her clients, a trait we consider a hallmark of this firm, and we are pleased to welcome her to the team.”
Henry holds a J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago School of law and two Bachelor of Arts degrees (magna cum laude) from Oklahoma Baptist University.