Insurance Recovery

Blank Rome’s insurance recovery practice works with policyholders in a wide range of industries and takes a creative and business-minded approach to insurance. Our strength lies in finding coverage where others are not able to. With decades of proven success in recovering billions on innovative theories, our clients—from Fortune 50 companies to the most prominent consulting firms and law firms—turn to us for our analysis, experience, reputation, and record of success.

Attorneys in our national insurance recovery practice have been industry leaders for more than 30 years. We break new ground, making new law for our clients and shaping it for others with precedent-setting litigation, mediation, arbitration, and settlement strategies that lead to landmark rulings, new types of coverage, and major advances. And, our novel legal theories are widely recognized by both the courts and commentators.

We offer comprehensive services to policyholders throughout the United States and abroad. Our attorneys represent clients in a wide range of matters that include policy audits, risk assessments, litigation for coverage recoveries, and complex resolution options that include strategic settlements and other options.

There is virtually no type of policy, loss, or claim that we have not dealt with on behalf of clients. We have several unique areas of practice that are dedicated to developing specialized solutions for specific industries and policy types. The practices include:

  • bad faith
  • bankruptcy insurance
  • business conduct liabilities
  • directors & officers/errors & omissions
  • employment insurance
  • energy insurance
  • entertainment
  • fidelity/crime
  • general liability
  • insurance broker liability
  • intellectual property insurance
  • political risk insurance
  • property & business interruption
  • sports
  • transactional & private equity insurance

Full-Spectrum Policy and Industry Experience

Our insurance recovery attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of clients seeking reimbursement of defense costs, settlements, or judgments relating to a wide range of directors’ and officers’ claims including antitrust claims, discrimination claims, shareholder derivative claims, securities class actions, and governmental investigations.

Attorneys in the insurance recovery practice also help insureds resolve disputes under errors and omissions policies in a variety of contexts, including disputes over corporate restructurings, securities claims, class actions, and conflicts of interest and claims in bankruptcy.

We have represented a wide range of clients, from law firms and architects to hospitals and defense contractors, and have a track record of successfully resolving claims under a variety of industry-specific errors and omissions policies.

Experienced Attorneys, Recognized in Their Fields

Blank Rome’s nationally recognized policyholder practice has a deep bench of attorneys with 30-plus years of experience in the insurance recovery industry. Two of the practice’s senior litigators are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers (“ACTL”)—of which Blank Rome boasts a total of six ACTL members in its general litigation section—and have successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials. Our insurance recovery attorneys are also often called upon to publish articles or provide commentary in leading insurance and legal publications, and author routine articles in Policyholder Informer, the Firm’s insurance recovery blog. The practice was named 2015 Practice Group of the Year by Law360 and is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report—Best Lawyers®, Best Lawyers in America®, Benchmark Litigation, Legal 500, and Chambers USA. In 2017, the group was recognized as a "D.C. Litigation Department of the Year" by the National Law Journal and praised by clients in Chambers USA for being the "go-to firm" for insurance recovery.