Hunton & Williams LLP Continues To Expand West Coast Presence, Adds Insurance Litigation Lawyers Curtis Porterfield and William Um

LOS ANGELES — April 7, 2011 — Hunton & Williams LLP announces the expansion of its insurance litigation and recovery practice and its California presence with the addition of partner Curtis D. Porterfield and counsel William T. Um in Los Angeles. Formerly with Howrey LLP, Porterfield and Um have represented policyholders in some of the most complex cases in the insurance recovery area, and have done so in venues across the country. “Curtis and Will have a multifaceted practice that will benefit our clients, particularly those in California which has the largest market for insurance coverage cases in the United States,” said Wally Martinez, the firm’s managing partner.

In addition to insurance recovery, Curtis Porterfield has litigated a variety of complex business and intellectual property matters, including anticompetitive practices, entertainment, and copy-right and trademark issues. He has been recognized by Chambers in Insurance Recovery and as a Los Angeles Super Lawyer in every year they have published. William Um focuses his practice on general and complex litigation and insurance recovery matters. He has handled a variety of insurance coverage disputes involving class actions, media liability, intellectual property disputes, data breach and privacy issues, directors and officers liability, and various environmental and toxic tort matters.

Lawyers with the Hunton & Williams insurance litigation and recovery practice represent some of the world’s largest corporations, businesses, and individuals faced with insurance coverage disputes, ranging from policy analysis and negotiation to complex insurance recovery litigation. The team has been at the forefront of high-profile insurance issues, including coverage litigation arising out of the September 11 terrorist attack; Hurricane Katrina; environmental, toxic tort, and asbestos liabilities; directors and officers’ exposures arising out of major securities cases and similar litigation; reinsurance matters; business interruption losses involving major industrial facilities; technology-related and data breach coverage matters; and e-discovery disputes.

About Hunton & Williams LLP
Hunton & Williams LLP provides legal services to corporations, financial institutions, govern-ments and individuals, as well as to a broad array of other entities. Since our establishment more than a century ago, Hunton & Williams has grown to more than 900 lawyers serving clients in 100 countries from 18 offices around the world. While our practice has a strong industry focus on energy, financial services and life sciences, the depth and breadth of our experience extends to more than 100 separate practice areas, including bankruptcy and creditors rights, commercial litigation, corporate transactions and securities law, intellectual property, international and gov-ernment relations, regulatory law, products liability, and privacy and information management. For additional information visit our website at

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