Laura Dowgin focuses her practice on litigating and pursuing alternative dispute resolution of insurance coverage and commercial litigation disputes in both state and federal courts. She is an experienced coverage litigation attorney, handling declaratory judgment actions involving interpretation of commercial general liability and errors & omissions policies, as well as bad faith coverage disclaimers and additional insured disputes. Laura primarily represents insurers in complex coverage disputes arising out of general liability policies, professional liability policies, errors and omissions policies and directors and officers liability policies. Laura also regularly provides analyses and advice to insurers with respect to the availability of coverage for various types of claims, including mass toxic torts, allocation issues particular to long tail claims, construction defects, New York’s Labor Law, additional insured disputes, late notice disclaimers and bad faith issues.
Laura is co-vice-chair, office managing partner of the firm's New York office. Before joining Cozen O’Connor, Laura was an associate with a leading New York insurance law firm, focusing on commercial general liability insurance coverage. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Laura was a paralegal at a large international firm working on professional liability claims.
From 2016 to 2020, Laura was selected to the Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars list. Laura earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, graduating in the top 4 percent. She was also the editor-in-chief of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif honor society. She received her B.A. in history from Colgate University.