Attorney Fee Petitions in Insurance Cases: Emerging Trends, Clemens v. New York Central
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A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide counsel with a review of recent court rulings, including Clemens v. New York Central Mutual. The panel will discuss this decision and other emerging trends in how courts handle attorney fee petitions and related issues.
- Review of Clemens v. New York Central Mutual
- Lower court decision
- Third Circuit decision
- The potential application of Clemens in other factual contexts
- Lessons and best practices for fee petitions
- Implications for settlement assessment
- Vetting attorney fee petitions
The panel will review these and other priority issues:
- What are the practical applications of Clemens and other recent cases on fee shifting?
- What strategies can counsel use to effectively petition for and oppose fee requests?
- What are the best approaches for developing evidence to support or challenge fees as unreasonable?
- Practical tips for all counsel
Leslie S. Ahari
Clyde & Co
Ms. Ahari focuses her practice on directors' and officers' (D&O) and other professional liability claims.... | Read More
Ms. Ahari focuses her practice on directors' and officers' (D&O) and other professional liability claims. She represents insurers in coverage disputes in federal and state courts nationwide, at both the trial and appellate levels. For over 25 years, Ms. Ahari has represented and provided counseling to insurers in complex coverage claims arising from shareholder litigation, fiduciary liability, antitrust, private equity and investment management disputes, legal malpractice, bankers professional liability, and other professional liability matters. She has served as coverage counsel for insurers in some of the most serious D&O exposures that have occurred in the United States, including Enron, Adelphia, Refco and MF Global. Ms. Ahari is the managing partner of Clyde & Co's Washington, DC office and a member of the firm's US Management Board.Close
Jay M. Levin
Mr. Levin is an insurance recovery attorney and serves as the chair of the firm's Insurance Recovery practice... | Read More
Mr. Levin is an insurance recovery attorney and serves as the chair of the firm's Insurance Recovery practice group. He focuses his practice on representing policyholders in disputes with insurance companies involving all types of insurance coverage. Mr. Levin has extensive litigation experience in multi-million dollar property insurance coverage cases, including suits involving policy construction and application, cause and origin, valuation, and business interruption issues. He has assisted clients in successfully resolving eight and nine figure Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy cases without litigation, and successfully representing other policyholders in litigating Katrina and Sandy cases. Mr. Levin represents financial institutions and other commercial policyholders in claims arising under fidelity and crime policies, including claims arising out of defaulted mortgages and employee embezzlement. He has also litigated significant professional liability and general liability coverage cases.Close