Andrea Cortland focuses her practice on third-party insurance coverage litigation. Andrea has substantial experience defending large-scale coverage litigation pertaining to concussion-related injury cases, pollution cases, and Chinese drywall cases. She also has significant experience with mass toxic tort cases, large-scale property losses, and construction defect cases.
Andrea has been involved in litigation involving multi-million dollar coverage disputes related to primary and excess liability policies, as well as primary and excess property policies. She has analyzed and provided opinions to insurance company clients on a wide variety of insurance coverage issues involving occurrence issues, loss allocation, trigger, policy formation, coverage grants, loss exclusions, claim valuation, claim handling and bad faith. She also has experience in commercial and civil litigation.
Andrea was on secondment with a large insurance company from May 2015 to September 2015, during which time she was responsible for reporting to executive leadership regarding significant claims; identifying and investigating potential issues associated with claims, including complex coverage issues; and strategizing with in-house counsel and claims handlers regarding claims issues.
Andrea frequently writes articles and speaks at insurance industry events and in-house client seminars on a variety of liability and property insurance topics, including: bad faith and property insurance, concussion-related injury litigation and coverage issues, Chinese drywall, social media, cyber losses and cyber insurance, and more.
Andrea earned her undergraduate degree, highest honors, from the Rutgers College Honors Program of Rutgers University. Andrea earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. Andrea is a member of the New Jersey State, Pennsylvania, and American Bar Associations.