Experience
    • Resolved complex business interruption loss post-Hurricane Harvey for fabricator of food grade HDPE products following closure of petrochemical refiner in Cedar Bayou, Texas, that served as named supplier to client.

      Litigated property loss claim for large U.S. energy-from-waste producer caused by mechanical breakdown of turbine in California; case resolved during discovery.

      Representing food grade oils/fats company in litigation over property insurance claim for refinery loss caused by human error at production facility.

      Obtained judgment including $700,000 prejudgment interest award against Swiss insurer for refinery fire business interruption where carrier was holdout and refused to pay client’s property insurance loss.

      Represented experienced-based learning provider in connection with unique event cancellation insurance claim arising out of President Obama’s inauguration ceremony and resulting class action by high-school aged plaintiffs. Successfully settled disputed claims with Lloyd’s of London syndicate. 

      Lead trial lawyer for Gibson Guitars in connection with flood claims against its insurers relating to Nashville floods and inland marine warehouse loss in finished goods warehouse. Claims resolved following protracted multi-forum litigation with property carriers.

      Frequently represent hotels and resort owners following business interruption related to natural disasters and property damage insurance claims arising out of various Atlantic hurricanes.

      Successfully settled $100 million plus Superstorm Sandy claim for PE-backed company in late 2016, days before Manhattan jury trial involving business interruption and complete mechanical rebuild of office tower.

      Litigating fidelity claim for leading IT government contractor on $20 million fidelity bond loss and policy rescission defense. 

      Lead trial counsel for refiner Delek US in two-week federal court jury trial. A verdict of $72 million was awarded to policyholder for contingent business interruption refinery losses resulting from non-owned pipeline rupture.

      Resolved tsunami and hurricance business interruption claims of airline policyholder against its various property insurers.

      Negotiated resolution of disputed claim for microchip industry company following Kumamoto province Japan earthquake loss claims for property damage.

      Negotiated insurance recovery for PE portfolio company following paper industry mechanical breakdown claim.

      Litigated and favorably settled bet-the-company dispute for owner-developer clearing the way for build-out of upscale mall adjacent to Orange Line metro stop in suburban Washington, D.C.

      Lead counsel handling business interruption claims for petrochemical refiners in connection with refinery fires and outages.

      Represented Washington, D.C., think tank policyholder in duty to defend litigation and obtained costs of defense payment.

      Represented policyholder in Deepwater Horizon coverage litigation in connection with its marine insurance package claims against carriers in federal court MDL proceeding.

      Litigated Gibson Guitar's eight-figure flood claim for business interruption/property damage and defeated carrier's first filed lawsuit based on abstention doctrine.

      Obtained published multi-count summary judgment ruling in Ponzi-scheme insurance recovery in bankruptcy proceeding under financial institution bond.

      Serving as lead counsel in refinery and oil/gas industry business interruption claims.

      Litigated and resolved complex insurance recovery for renewable energy plant operated by independent power producer.

      Won partial summary judgment for policyholder against AIG in first party dispute for multinational university client.

      Prevailed in case of first impression in D.C. Court of Appeals upholding lenient review standard in auditor master control dispute case.

      Won Delaware Supreme Court argument reversing summary judgment against client biomethane gas independent power producer; over $1 million judgment entered plus prejudgment interest for multiple years.

      Obtained affirmance of trial court victory in Maryland Court of Special Appeals for government contractor in finder fee litigation.

      Secured $4.5 million judgment for damages sustained by owner of international open wheel racing team in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

      Lead counsel in successful change in control 25-day bench trial for restaurant investor group over capitalization of two Gallery Place restaurants in Chinatown area.

      Overturned on appeal a $28 million judgment in Maryland Court of Special Appeals relating to Iraq telephony venture and obtained new trial.

      Overturned eight-figure arbitration award against technology executive in Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

      Litigated and favorably settled subcontractor claims relating to build out of U.S. Embassy project in the Middle East.