Andrew W. Smith serves as coverage and litigation counsel to domestic and international insurers in professional liability coverage matters, including D&O, E&O, and EPL coverage matters. He serves as counsel with respect to complex insurance claims such as securities class action lawsuits, derivative actions, regulatory investigations and proceedings, and employment-related litigation.
Andrew has represented primary and excess insurers in the most significant D&O and E&O industry exposures, including the credit crisis, subprime meltdown, stock options backdating, mutual fund scandal, contingent commissions, analyst conflicts, and IPO laddering.
Andrew also has extensive experience serving as coverage and litigation counsel to insurers on fidelity matters involving employee dishonesty, forged or altered documents, commercial crime, and computer fraud coverage. Andrew has also represented general liability insurers in mass tort, environmental and other products liability cases.
Andrew regularly speaks and provides in-house seminars on claims, underwriting, policy drafting, new product development, and topical issues concerning the insurance community.