LawFuel.com – 31 August, 2009 – WASHINGTON, DC — Kilpatrick Stockton LLP announced today the addition of partners Barry Fleishman and Erica Dominitz to its Insurance Coverage Team. They are joining Kilpatrick Stockton’s Washington, DC office from Dickstein Shapiro LLP.
“Barry and Erica represent an outstanding addition to the firm’s Insurance Coverage Team and the DC office,” said Steve Baskin, Kilpatrick Stockton’s Washington, DC Office Managing Partner. “Recognized among the leading insurance coverage attorneys, Barry and Erica will further strengthen the firm’s already successful practice in that area and expand the range of services the DC office provides. Clients across the firm will benefit from their expertise.”
“Kilpatrick Stockton has the perfect platform for continuing to grow our practice,” said Barry Fleishman. “The firm’s tremendous reputation and unique team approach focusing on high-quality service are the principal reasons for our joining Kilpatrick Stockton. We look forward to assisting Kilpatrick Stockton’s extraordinary roster of clients and working with our new colleagues.”
Mr. Fleishman joins Kilpatrick Stockton’s Insurance Coverage Team, which has a national and international reputation for excellence in the preservation and recovery of its clients’ insurance-related assets, after recently being named to the 2010 Best Lawyers in America®.
“With the addition of Barry and Erica, the team has more than 20 lawyers in several offices devoted to the practice, which has enjoyed substantial success in recovering insurance proceeds for its clients and establishing favorable law for policyholders in numerous jurisdictions,” said Caroline Spangenberg, who leads the firm’s Insurance Coverage Team. “Their impressive background in national, high-profile coverage matters, including those in Washington DC and New York, will allow the firm to continue to expand this important practice for existing and new clients. The entire team is excited to have Barry and Erica join us, and I look forward to having Barry serve as my DC counterpart.”
Barry Fleishman focuses on complex policyholder insurance coverage. Mr. Fleishman represents major corporations seeking coverage with respect to liabilities and losses incurred as the result of property damage, products, natural disasters (including hurricanes), fires and explosions, environmental damage, discrimination allegations, directors’ and officers’ activities, and terrorist attacks. In addition to litigating and arbitrating coverage cases, he advises on insurance-related matters.
Representative companies for which Mr. Fleishman is providing, or has provided, national insurance coverage representation include A.M. Todd, Inc.; AT&T; Archstone-Smith Operating Trust; Cantor Fitzgerald; Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.; Merck & Co.; Carnival Corporation; and the Royal Bank of Canada.
Mr. Fleishman served as chair of his previous firm’s Pro Bono Committee. He earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, from New York University.
Erica Dominitz spends a majority of her time representing corporate policyholders in insurance coverage matters, both in negotiations with insurance companies and in litigation at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts. She has represented corporate policyholders in a wide range of matters, including disputes concerning coverage for property damage and business interruption losses resulting from hurricanes, terrorist attacks, fires, explosions, and other events, and for liability arising from alleged environmental harm and directors’ and officers’ activities.
Representative companies for which Ms. Dominitz is providing, or has provided, national insurance coverage representation include Carnival Corporation; Cantor Fitzgerald; and Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.
Ms. Dominitz earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A., cum laude, from Brandeis University.
For more information about Kilpatrick Stockton’s Insurance Coverage Team and client successes, please visit: http://www.kilpatrickstockton.com/legalservices/services_detail.aspx?ID=IC.
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