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Jason P. Minkin is a partner who serves as coverage and litigation counsel to domestic and international insurers and reinsurers.

Jason represents insurers in matters involving professional liability coverage, including D&O, E&O, and EPL coverage. He regularly counsels insurers in matters involving securities fraud, shareholder derivative liability, insurance broker liability, investment adviser liability, and employment practices liability.

Jason represents insurers and reinsurers in disputes in state and federal courts across the country and regularly participates in domestic and international arbitrations. He also advises insurers on claims handling practices, underwriting, policy drafting, new product development, and topical issues concerning the insurance community.

Jason has also represented clients in numerous maritime liability matters and has published extensively on topical marine insurance and maritime liability issues, including the enforcement of foreign arbitration clauses in Protection & Indemnity Club Rules, the scope of available damages under the Jones Act and the general maritime law, the nature and scope of Maintenance and Cure obligations, and the contractual right to an examination under oath in marine property damage investigations and the protections afforded to the policyholder under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Jason received his LL.M. in Admiralty from Tulane Law School. He is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, where he serves on the Marine Insurance and General Average Committee.

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.

Troy Lillie v. Stanford Trust Company, Case No. 13-3127 (N.D. Tex.) Defended Bermudian excess E&O 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.

Allied World National Assurance Company v. James A. Knight, Case No. 09 CH 27403 (Ill. Cir. Ct.) Filed declaratory judgment action on behalf of U.S. insurer seeking a finding of no coverage under primary D&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.

Frank Andrew Dunn v. Chubb Insurance Company of Canada, Case No. 5043/06 (Ontario Super. Ct.) Defended Bermudian and U.S. insurers in declaratory judgment action seeking coverage under D&O policies.

Presentations

A Claim Handler’s Roadmap to the Defense and Settlement of Claims, Chicago, Illinois (October 2015)

Enforcing "Foreign" Arbitration Clauses and Responding to Jurisdictional Challenges in U.S. Courts, Hamilton, Bermuda (September 2014)

ARIAS-U.S. Intensive Arbitrator Training Workshop, Tarrytown, N.Y. (March 2008)

Publications

"U.S. Federal Courts' Broad Jurisdiction Under the New York Convention," Kluwer Arbitration Blog (April 5, 2017)

"Professional Liability Roundup: Recent Cases Involving Attorneys and Brokers and Other Professionals" (May 2016)

"Professional Liability Roundup: Recent Cases Addressing Attorneys, Brokers and Other E&O Issues" (April 2016)

"Professional Liability Round Up" (January 2015)

"Recent Developments In Architects and Engineers Claims" (August 2014)

"The 2013 Captive Quandary and The Duty of Utmost Good Faith," 23 Mealey's Litigation Report: Reinsurance, No. 24 (April 19, 2013)

“An Examination of Coverage Disputes Involving Restitution and/or Disgorgement in Light of Pan Pacific v. Gulf,” Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes, Vol. 12, No. 1 (January 10, 2007)

“The Role of the Reinsurance Intermediary: Duties and Liabilities,” Coverage Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2 (March/April 2003)

“A Seaman’s Right to Recover Maintenance and Cure for Purely Emotional Injuries, West v. Midland Enterprises, Inc.,” 13 University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal 101 (Spring 2002)

“Maintenance and Shoreside Seamen: A Proposed Solution to Double Recovery During Convalescence,” 12 University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal 91 (Spring 2000)

“A Seaman’s Right to Recover Damages under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law for Purely Emotional Injuries Resulting from the Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress,” 23 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 507 (Spring 1999)

“United States Supreme Court Denies Survival Action Under General Maritime Law: Dooley v. Korean Air Lines, Co., Ltd.,” 23 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 229 (Winter 1998)

“When Should Seaman Maintenance and Cure Benefits Terminate?” 1 DePaul Journal of Health Care Law 323 (Winter 1996)