Cozen O’Connor: Anderson, Mark S.

Mark S. Anderson

Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, Northwest Region

Seattle

(206) 224-1247

(206) 621-8783

Mark S. Anderson is currently chair of the Northwest Subrogation and Recovery practice group and is co-chair of the firm's national Maritime Recovery practice group. He concentrates his practice in subrogation and recovery, energy claims, construction claims, maritime law, and casualty defense.

Mark has tried several cases to verdict in Washington, Oregon, and Montana. He has represented the insurance industry and vessel owners in several major marina fires in the northwest. Mark has also handled a variety of construction defect and product liability cases, including several involving power generation facilities.

Mark is a frequent lecturer for the insurance industry, maritime groups and the University of Washington School of Engineering. He has also acted as a neutral arbitrator in a variety of cases.

Mark attended the University of Washington in 1985, where he received his Bachelor of Arts, and received his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 1988. Mark is licensed in Washington, Oregon and Hawaii and has handled a variety of cases throughout the Northwest.  A few notable cases include: The Bellevue, WA tower crane collapse; flood damage to the University of Hawaii-Manoa; the Whatcom Middle School fire loss; a CPVC water main failure in a 25 story condominium tower and an electrical failure to a co-generation facility in Montana.

 

Publications

Summer 2010 [Subrogation & Recovery Observer]

July 29, 2010

Summer 2010 - Subrogation & Recovery Observer -

Winter 2010 [Insurance Coverage Observer]

February 21, 2010

Winter 2010 - Insurance Coverage Observer -

Fall 2009 [Subrogation and Recovery Observer]

October 01, 2009

Fall 2009 - Subrogation and Recovery Observer - Welcome to the Fall 2009 issue of the Cozen O'Connor Subrogation and Recovery Observer. In this issue, we report on our recent trial victories, notable settlements, and other newsworthy developments in subrogation issues

Winter 2009 [Insurance Coverage Observer]

January 29, 2009

In this issue, we identify key coverage developments from the year 2008. We summarize recent court decisions dealing with coverage for toxic torts, environmental losses, construction defect and property losses. We also address new decisions in the areas of insolvency and reinsurance.

Recovery in Employee Dishonesty Cases [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

April 25, 2006

Recovery in Employee Dishonesty Cases - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - 11 pgs. In an employee dishonesty claim, there are a number of theories from which to pursue recovery and a number of targets that may be responsible. This five-step process is designed to aid recovery in such cases.

Emerging Defense Trends in Subrogation Cases [Subrogation and Recovery Theories of Liability - Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers]

January 13, 2006

Emerging Defense Trends in Subrogation Cases - Subrogation and Recovery Theories of Liability - Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers - 13 pgs total. Topics & an ensuing discussion for each: SPOLIATION OF EVIDENCE; CONTRACTUAL WAIVERS; THE ECONOMIC LOSS DOCTRINE; THE EMPTY CHAIR DEFENSE – DOES IT APPLY TO A COMPONENT PART MANUFACTURER?; ATTACKING AN EXPERT'S QUALIFICATIONS THROUGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS AND THE USE OF DAUBERT

Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers [Subrogation and Recovery Theories of Liability - Recovery in Construction Defect Cases]

January 13, 2006

Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers - Subrogation and Recovery Theories of Liability - Recovery in Construction Defect Cases - Claims involving construction and design defects present unique issues for subrogation recovery. This presentation discusses various considerations surrounding the liability of the various players connected with the construction project...

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2009 Insurance Conference

September 22, 2009 - Seattle, WA

Industry Sectors

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • University of Washington, B.A., 1985
  • Hawaii
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court -- Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court -- Oregon
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Washington
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association