In the complex world of mergers and acquisitions, it is more important than ever for businesses to consider insurance issues early and often. In a recent Bloomberg Law article, Hunton attorneys Syed S. Ahmad, Adam Lyons and Alex D. Pappas outline why businesses must fulsomely evaluate the insurance implications of proposed corporate transactions. The
Hurricane Idalia is rapidly approaching the west coast of Florida, expected to make landfall as a Category 4 hurricane this morning. While the exact track is still being determined, the storm will leave a path of serious damage in its wake. Now is the time to activate your disaster plan and ensure you have your relevant insurance policies in your possession and that you’ve reviewed critical deadlines.
The Hunton Insurance Team has put together a webpage of complimentary resources here for you and your company as you prepare to weather the storm, with tips to help your business mitigate potential storm loss and maximize coverage. You should also review our recent blog post on the important of risk mitigation. Our best wishes for you and your business to stay safe, and dry, during the storm.
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Hunton Partner, Lorelie S. Masters, was recently named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2023 Top 250 Women in Litigation. The publication honors the accomplishments and distinguished careers of female litigators nationwide and recognizes them as top players in their respective fields. Benchmark Litigation highlighted, “Lorelie Masters has won significant decisions, trials, and arbitrations enforcing insurance for…
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s insurance practice was recognized among the top policyholder insurance practices nationally, receiving a Band 2 national ranking in the 2023 United States Edition of The Legal 500 for Advice to Policyholders. The Legal 500 ranks the nation’s top law firms, practices, and lawyers, highlighting those that consistently provide “the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel … based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.”…
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Partner Geoffrey Fehling, who leads the firm’s Boston insurance coverage practice, has been appointed to co-chair the Director and Officer Liability Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section. The Committee is part of the ABA Business Law Section’s global network of over 30,000 business law professionals interested in expanding their knowledge, engaging with their professional communities, and advancing their experience through Section committees, programs, and meetings.
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Congratulations to Jae Lynn Huckaba, an associate in Hunton’s Miami office and a member of the Firm’s insurance coverage team, for being named to the Miami Dade Bar Young Lawyers Section (YLS) board of directors.
The Miami Dade Bar YLS is comprised of attorneys aged 36 and under, competitively selected from among a large group of nominees. As a member of the YLS board of directors, Jae Lynn will help organize member and networking events, as well as judicial receptions and CLE programs.
Congrats, Jae Lynn!
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In 2008, Illinois enacted the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) to protect individuals’ privacy rights in their biometric information, including retina or iris scans, fingerprint, voiceprint, hand scans, facial geometry, DNA and other unique, identifying biological information. Companies are now paying hundreds of millions of dollars to settle employee and consumer suits for BIPA violations.
Congratulations to Alice Weeks, an associate on Hunton Andrews Kurth’s insurance coverage team, for being selected to the Miami Dade Bar’s Circle of Excellence for Insurance Litigation.
The Circle of Excellence award is awarded to peer-selected attorneys in their area of practice. Alice was selected from among many highly qualified nominees and was recognized at the Miami Dade Bar’s Judicial Reception. Alice is a past board member of the Miami Dade Bar YLS, as well as past-editor of the Miami Dade Bar’s newsletter, the Bulletin. Alice’s Circle of Excellence selection follows her recent selection to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 40 Under 40 Outstanding Young Professionals of South Florida and her receipt of the Miami Dade Bar’s 40 Under 40 Award.
The RISKWORLD 2023 Annual Conference in Atlanta is just around the corner! Visit members of the Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Insurance Coverage team at Booth 2040 to learn more about how our insurance recovery team helps clients obtain insurance recoveries and advise on the negotiation and procurement of policies and the presentation of claims.
In addition, partners Andrea DeField and Michael Levine, special counsel Lara Cassidy and counsel Kevin Small will be presenting on current and emerging insurance topics during the conference. Please see below for information about each session.
We hope to see you in Atlanta!…
Congratulations to Adriana Perez on her selection to the National Association of Women Lawyers’ (NAWL) 2023 Rising List. Adriana is a member of Hunton Andrews Kurth’s national Insurance Recovery practice and is based in the Firm’s Miami, Florida office.…