Settling Products Liability Claims with Insurance Companies

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David L. Elkind


About David L. Elkind

        Dave has successfully represented Fortune 500 corporations, numerous energy companies, and a host of other clients in a wide range of insurance coverage disputes for more than 28 years. In recent years, his practice has focused largely on insurance coverage claims for environmental liabilities and mass tort claims, which are among the most complex of coverage claims. He has recovered more than $1.3 billion for his clients, has won eight of nine trials, and has argued precedent-setting appeals before the highest state courts in New York and Massachusetts, and before the First and Second Circuits. 

A strong and persuasive litigator, Dave has a talent for giving juries the critical historical context they need to help differentiate willful acts from legal and customary business activities. He also aggressively pursues favorable settlement opportunities at all times, regardless of the status of litigation. Although Dave believes the best settlements are achieved with a credible threat of litigation, he focuses on negotiating reasonable settlements in order to minimize cost and disruption to his clients' business. 

In addition to his insurance coverage work, Dave has successfully tried a libel action and two CERCLA contribution actions, one of which earned him Law360's Environmental MVP award. Both verdicts were affirmed by the Second Circuit. 

Renowned for his insurance recovery experience, Dave frequently lectures on coverage issues before various industry audiences and has been a visiting lecturer at Yale University Law School. He is the author of articles and book chapters on insurance topics ranging from how to obtain insurance coverage for environmental claims to trial strategies for insurance coverage actions.

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  • When

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018
    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Eastern Time

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