Profile

Gary counsels and represents insurers in complex disputes arising under professional liability policies and general liability policies in a variety of contexts at the trial and appellate court levels.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Regularly counsels clients on a variety of professional liability coverage issues, including the application of policy provisions in the bankruptcy context.
  • Extensive experience providing counseling and in litigating claims under first-party policies and general liability policies in the environmental, product liability, and other contexts.
  • Serves as monitoring counsel in connection with numerous securities matters and novel professional liability exposures analyzing underlying matters and advising regarding liability and settlement.
  • Obtained summary judgment in a pair of cases for a lawyers professional liability insurer concerning the application of "related claims" provisions to multiple underlying claims.
  • Reviews and drafts policy forms and endorsements for an array of general liability and professional liability coverages.

Professional Experience

  • Commercial general liability and commercial property underwriter for small business risks (1995-1996)

Recognitions

  • Recognized by Law360 as a "Rising Star" in Insurance (2012)
  • Named by The Legal 500 US a "recommended lawyer" in Insurance Law (2013, 2019-2020)

Credentials

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, Washington and Lee University School of Law; Order of the Coif

A.B., magna cum laude, Harvard University

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Ellsworth A. Van Graafeiland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2000-2001)

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

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