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Brian Watson is a special counsel who concentrates his practice in the area of insurance coverage, with emphasis on Directors & Officers, Errors & Omissions and Employment Practices Liability coverage. Brian has considerable experience representing insurers in coverage disputes before state and federal courts. He has first-chair jury trial experience and he has resolved numerous disputes through alternative dispute resolution and negotiated settlements.

Representative Matters

AXIS Surplus Ins. Co. v. Geringer, Case No. 14-cv-00244 (D. Utah) Represented U.S. insurer in interpleader action over competing claims for amounts in excess of Side A D&O policy limits.

XL Specialty Insurance Company v. WMI Liquidating Trust, Case No. 499, 2013 (Del. Supr. Ct.) Defended U.S. insurer in declaratory judgment action seeking coverage under excess Side A D&O Policy.

Kruise v. Bloom Companies, LLC, Case No. 10-18726 (Wisc. Cir. Ct., Milwaukee) Defended U.S. architects and engineers insurer in direct action lawsuit.

YRC Worldwide, Inc. v. XL Insurance (Bermuda) Ltd., Case No. 11-cv-2534 (D. Kan.) Defended Bermudian insurer in a declaratory judgment and breach of contract action seeking coverage under an EPL policy.

J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. v. Vigilant Ins. Co., Index No. 600979/09 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.) Defended U.S. insurer in declaratory judgment action seeking coverage under Financial Institution E&O policy.

TOUSA, Inc. v. Federal Ins. Co., 09-02281 (S.D. Fla.) Defended Bermudian insurer in declaratory judgment action seeking coverage under Side A D&O policy.