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Scott Carey is a founding partner of BatesCarey LLP and a member of the management committee. His practice encompasses a wide variety of insurance-related areas, including coverage, reinsurance, transportation, professional liability, mass tort and insurance coverage litigation. Scott's transportation practice includes significant involvement in railroad, trucking, pipeline and oil and gas industries. Scott also counsels insurer-clients in claims administration, brokerage and regulatory matters, and he has served as U.S. Claims Counsel for Bermuda insurers, including industry captives and direct insurers and reinsurers. Before entering private practice, Scott was the senior claims officer of an international professional liability/surplus lines underwriting facility.

He has been recognized by clients and fellow lawyers as one of the Best Lawyers in America 2008-2016; The International Who’s Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers 2003-2015; Illinois Super Lawyers 2005-2015; Chambers USA 2008-2015 as one of America’s Leading Lawyers in the category insurance dispute resolution-Illinois (Band 2).  Scott has been described in Chambers as “keyed into the London and Bermuda markets,” and a “smart and reasonable insurance counselor.”

Representative Matters

Represented Bermuda insurer in breast implant litigation and coverage disputes culminating in settlement with Fortune 500 policyholder.

Represents European and Bermuda insurers in connection with pharmaceutical litigation, including oversight of mass tort litigation in U.S. and companion coverage arbitration in the U.K.

Represented Bermuda insurer in TMJ implant litigation and coverage disputes resulting in no payment on behalf of client.

Represented Bermuda insurers in connection with massive wildfire losses involving railroads and utility companies as policyholders with favorable settlements accomplished.

Represents U.S., Bermuda and London Market insurers in connection with dozens of large railroad losses, including derailments and collisions resulting in deaths, injuries and evacuations with focus on containment of exposure and coordination of defense of mass tort litigation.

Represents Bermuda insurers in connection with off-shore drilling catastrophes to include the resolution of coverage and quantum differences with policyholders.

Represents Bermuda insurers in connection with major pipeline explosions/losses.

Represented U.S. insurers in numerous professional liability Legal Malpractice, Accountants Professional and Management Liability/D&O cases, including coverage litigation with successful appellate outcomes.

Represents railroads and railroad holding companies in the areas of FELA applicability in the establishment of controlling precedent under federal preemption.