Andrea Cortland

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2751

(215) 665-2013

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.

Publications

Ultimate Game-Changer? Concussion-Related Injuries and Litigation

April 01, 2017

Joe Ziemianski and Andrea Cortland, of Cozen O'Connor's Global Insurance department, co-authored an article for FDCC Insights titled, "Ultimate Game-Changer? Concussion-Related Injuries and Litigation."

Ultimate Game-Changer? Concussion-Related Injuries and Litigation [The FDCC Quarterly]

July 01, 2015

Joseph Ziemianski, Andrea Cortland, and other industry professionals, co-wrote this article in The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Quarterly which discusses litigation related to concussions in sports.

Third Circuit Says No to Insured's Request for Reserve Information [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

May 13, 2014

In a victory for insurers, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently rejected an insured's discovery request for reserve information in a first-party bad faith action.  In its April 29, 2014 decision in Mirarchi v. Seneca Speciality Insurance Company, --- Fed.Appx. ---, 2014...

Social Media -- The Possibilities Are Endless! [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

March 27, 2014

Facebook.  Instagram.  YouTube.  Twitter.  LinkedIn.  SnapChat.  Flickr.  Google+.  Tumblr.   WeChat.  MySpace.  WhatsApp.  Reddit.  The list of social media and networking sites goes on and on.  It’s fairly common knowledge these days that a defendant can use social media and networking sites such...

The House and Senate Vote to Roll Back National Flood Insurance Program Premium Increases [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

March 17, 2014

Congress has officially placed the bipartisan Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act in hands of President Obama.  If enacted, it will undo significant provisions of a 2012 law that caused sharp flood insurance rate increases. On March 4, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 306-91 to...

Events & Seminars

Past Events

PLRB 2014 Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo

March 18, 2014 - Indianapolis, IN

2013 Professional Liability Seminar

October 10, 2013 - New York, NY

National Property Insurance Seminar

June 20, 2013 - New York, NY

Industry Sectors

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009
  • Rutgers College, B.A., summa cum laude, 2006
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey