Kevin F. Harris is an associate whose practice focuses on advising insurance carriers in a variety of complex disputes involving commercial general liability, products liability, professional liability, and cyber liability. Kevin is a contributor to BatesCarey’s Opioid Coverage Task Force, which is dedicated to monitoring and analyzing lawsuits filed by state and local governments nationwide against pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, and retail pharmacies in order to assess insurance coverage issues and the risk exposure of BatesCarey’s clients and the insurance industry at large.

Prior to joining BatesCarey, Kevin gained significant international business and legal experience while working in China for Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Co. in Shanghai, and in the Beijing offices of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

Representative Matters

City of Newport v. Westport Ins. Co., No. 2022-CA-0384-MR, 2023 WL 6522204 (Ky. Ct. App. Oct. 6, 2023) (to be published) Defeated $28 million insurance claim and established Kentucky precedent that malicious prosecution “personal injury” “occurs” only on date of wrongful charging, and that insurance is not continuously triggered during the subsequent years of suffering and deprivation of rights.


Under the Influencers: The Scope of Media Coverage in the Digital Age; Client seminar (February 2024)

America On Opioids:  The Issues, The Claims, and The Coverage (Perrin Conferences, October 17, 2017)


What Conn. Opioid Ruling Means for Liability InsurersLaw 360 Insurance Expert Analysis (January 15, 2018)

Settlement Aspirations Enter the Opioid MDL” Law360 Expert Analysis (January 10, 2018)

MDL Hearing Signals a New Phase in Opioid SuitsLaw360 Expert Analysis (December 1, 2017)

“Big Pharma Faces Insurance Hurdles in Opioid Suits” Law360 Insurance Newsletter (November 8, 2017)

“The Opioid Epidemic: As the Pharmaceutical Industry Is Targeted, Will It Be Covered by Insurance?" Mealey's Emerging Insurance Disputes (July 6, 2017)

“Oppressive Conduct and Failure to Follow Court Orders Leads to Punitive Damages Against Shareholder’s Estate” Illinois State Bar Association Business and Securities Law Newsletter (June 2015)