WASHINGTON, June 12 LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire — Nationally prominent insurance coverage litigator and counselor Matthew L. Jacobs has joined Jenner & Block’s Washington, DC office as a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department and its Insurance Litigation and Counseling Practice.
“Matt is an exceptional talent with significant insurance coverage
experience across the board, especially with directors and officers
insurance,” said John H. Mathias, Jr., Chair of the Firm’s Insurance
Litigation and Counseling group. “We are very excited about having him join our dynamically growing and highly successful practice of representing businesses and individuals in disputes with their insurers about coverage.”
In addition to D&O insurance issues, for the past 21 years Mr. Jacobs
has handled coverage matters for corporations and individual policyholders involving general liability claims (environmental, asbestos, etc.), property damage, business interruption, errors and omissions, mortgage lending practices, mold and water damage, products liability, mutual fund late-trading and market timing lawsuits, regulatory investigations, and intellectual property.
Before joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Jacobs had led the insurance
coverage practice of the Washington, DC office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart
Preston Gates Ellis LLP since 1989.
Prior to practicing at K&L Gates, Mr. Jacobs served as law clerk to
John W. Kern, III of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and worked
for more than five years as an associate at Covington & Burling LLP.
“We’re confident that our corporate clients will be as pleased as we
are by the veteran talent and expanded range of service Matt brings to our insurance practice,” added Jenner & Block’s Managing Partner, Gregory S. Gallopoulos.
Mr. Jacobs has published extensively and lectured widely on insurance
coverage topics. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of
Law (J.D. 1981) and Princeton University (B.A. 1977).
Jenner & Block LLP (http://www.jenner.com) is a national law firm with offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York and Washington, DC. Founded in 1914, the Firm has over 450 lawyers offering experience in virtually every area of the law and industry. Jenner & Block’s reputation as one of the country’s most successful law firms has been established by consistently delivering excellent legal counsel to clients in the boardroom and in the courtroom, from the trial level through the United States Supreme Court. In
January of 2006, the Firm also placed among the top five litigation
departments in The American Lawyer’s biennial “Litigation Department of the Year” award competition.