Milad Emam is a Special Counsel whose practice focuses on advising and representing insurance carriers in a variety of complex disputes, including those involving professional liability claims. 

Milad regularly provides his clients with comprehensive coverage analysis in coverage disputes involving primary and excess D&O, E&O, and EPL policies. He has experience with coverage disputes relating to securities claims, including securities class actions, derivative lawsuits, and government enforcement actions, as well as matters involving employee lawsuits, professional malpractice claims, and bankruptcy. Milad also has experience litigating issues relating to various policy exclusions. 

Prior to joining BatesCarey, Milad worked as a civil-rights litigator at a national public-interest law firm. While there, he served as lead counsel in multiple federal First Amendment cases and in a successful state-court challenge to a municipality’s ban on food trucks, and he served as co-counsel in class actions that overhauled Philadelphia’s and New York City’s law-enforcement practices. Milad also previously represented insurer carriers as coverage and monitoring counsel while working at a law firm in Washington, D.C.

Representative Matters

Obtained district court decision granting summary judgment in favor of insurer, finding that, because of an errors and omissions exclusion, no coverage was owed under a D&O policy for a bad faith claim filed against a medical malpractice insurer. 

Represented excess insurer in a confidential arbitration before the American Arbitration Association relating to a multimillion-dollar dispute over coverage under a D&O policy for defense counsel fees and class settlement in connection with merger litigation. 

Assisted trade group of property and casualty insurers in presenting industry views, as amicus curiae in courts of appeal, with respect to pollution exclusions.


"No Coverage for Engine Failure under All-Risk Marine Policy," BatesCarey LLP News (June 22, 2022)

"U.S. Ninth Circuit Reverses Cases Enforcing Maritime Statute's Time Bar," BatesCarey LLP News (May 23, 2022)

"Court Enforces International Arbitration Provision in Marine Insurance Policy," BatesCarey LLP News (April 7, 2022)

"Court Enforces Primary-Residence Exclusion in Boat and Personal Watercraft Policy," BatesCarey LLP News (February 2, 2022)

"Counterclaim in Admiralty Case Does Not Create Right to Jury Trial," BatesCarey LLP News (December 22, 2021)

"Fifth Circuit Overturns Precedent Deeming Maritime Statute’s Time Bar Jurisdictional," BatesCarey LLP News (December 10, 2021)