Kasowitz’s Insurance Recovery Team Named Practice Group of the Year

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Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman’s Insurance Recovery practice has been recognized by Law360 as an “Insurance Practice Group of the Year”. In a profile published last week, the legal news outlet states that the Kasowitz team last year “won precedent-setting victories for clients facing government investigations and privacy claims and won a landmark jury trial over hundreds of millions in asbestos coverage.” The recognition marks the second time that Law360 has named the Kasowitz team an “Insurance Group of the Year”.

Law360 notes that the group has “more than doubled in size in four years to upward of 50 policyholder recovery attorneys spread across four offices.” Part of that growth took place in 2013 when Kasowitz opened a Los Angeles office led by prominent insurance recovery lawyers Jerold Oshinsky and Linda Kornfeld.

Robin Cohen, head of Kasowitz’s insurance recovery group, told Law360 that the group’s success is due to factors such as its ability to use insurance litigation to generate revenue for companies, its deep bench of skilled trial attorneys, and the firm’s dedication solely to policyholder work.

Acknowledging the group’s reputation among insurance industry foes of never shying away from trial, Ms. Cohen noted in the profile, “the importance of having seasoned trial attorneys who are not afraid of going up against the insurance industry is critical.” This strategy, combined with a strategy revolving around monetizing insurance policies for clients, Cohen said, has won the goodwill of general counsel who are unaccustomed to having litigation bring in revenue rather than siphon it off.

Kasowitz is also recognized as the top-ranked policyholder practice in New York by Chambers USA, the only law firm to receive the survey’s top distinction, and Kasowitz was the sole recipient of Chambers USA’s prestigious 2011 “Award for Excellence for Insurance” in the Insurance Coverage: Policyholder category. Benchmark and Legal 500 also rank the group as one of the best in the country.

About Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP is a national law firm, numbering more than 375 lawyers, primarily focusing on complex commercial litigation. The firm has offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, San Francisco, Miami, Newark and Washington, DC.

For more information, visit www.kasowitz.com

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