Cozen O’Connor: Toren, Jonathan

Jonathan Toren

Member

Seattle

(206) 224-1260

(206) 621-8783

Jonathan Toren practices insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, as well as general commercial litigation. Jonathan also advises insurers on claims and coverage issues.

Jonathan has extensive experience with a wide variety of claims and issues, including directors & officers liability, E&O claims against investment advisers, broker/dealers, and other financial institutions, construction defects, architects professional liability, environmental liability, attorney malpractice, medical malpractice, intellectual property, antitrust, sexual abuse, personal injury, automobile liability, property insurance, and other complex claims. Jonathan’s commercial litigation experience includes large-scale contract disputes, malpractice litigation, and securities litigation. Jonathan has experience with all phases of litigation, from pleadings and dispositive motions, to large-scale discovery, to trial and settlement. Jonathan has represented insurers and other clients in mediations and arbitrations.

Jonathan earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law, and his bachelor's degree from Columbia University.

Experience

News

Cozen O’Connor Elects 19 Associates to Membership

April 09, 2018

Cozen O’Connor has elected 19 associates to membership in the firm. The management committee appointed this qualified group of attorneys to membership based on demonstrated professionalism, leadership, dedication, and loyalty to Cozen O’Connor.

Publications

Washington Appeals Court Shoots Holes in Bad Faith Setup, Attorney-Client Privilege

June 29, 2017

Jonathan Toren discusses a recent Washington Court of Appeals decision on three important issues for insurers relating to bad faith actions.

The Eighth Circuit Applies Insured vs. Insured Exclusion to Non-Insured Co-Plaintiffs [Global Insurance Alert]

February 08, 2017

Jonathan Toren discusses a recent Eighth Circuit ruling that an Insured vs. Insured exclusion applied to an insured director’s entire lawsuit, even though other non-insured shareholders were also plaintiffs in the suit.

Washington Supreme Court: Corporate Attorney’s Communications With Former Employees Not Privileged [Global Insurance Alert]

October 21, 2016

William Knowles and Jonathan Toren discuss the latest Washington Supreme Court decision regarding the attorney-client privilege and whether it protects a corporation’s attorney’s communications with former employees of the corporation.

LexisNexis Practice Guide: Washington Insurance Litigation

June 01, 2016

Jonathan Toren co-authored two chapters with Frank Cordell of the 2016-2017 edition, which offers a comprehensive understanding of the key types of cases and considerations inherent in insurance litigation in Washington.

The Reference Handbook on the Commercial General Liability Policy [ABA Publishing]

March 03, 2014

Jonathan Toren of the Global Insurance Department is co-author of Chapter 14, “Deductibles and Self-Insured Retentions,” in The Reference Handbook on the Commercial General Liability Policy, Second Edition. In the commercial insurance industry, the commercial general liability (CGL) policy is the most common form of liability insurance purchased by both public and private sectors throughout the United States and, as a result, is arguably the most litigated insurance product in the marketplace. This book is a survey of the current developments and issues that can arise from a liability policy.

Retained Limits, Deductibles, and Self-Insurance [For The Defense]

May 01, 2013

In DRI’s For The Defense, Jonathan Toren of the Global Insurance Department is co-author of this article, “Retained Limits, Deductibles, and Self-Insurance. “ The last few years have been challenging for insurers and policyholders alike. As the economy has faltered and competitive pressures have increased, many companies have tried to restructure their insurance programs to reduce premium outlays. Insurers, meantime, have looked for ways to manage their limits more conservatively.

Case Study: Acticon V. China North East Petroleum [Law360]

September 04, 2012

Jonathan Toren of the Global Insurance Department authored this article in Law30 discussing Acticon V. China North East Petroleum. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently held that even if a stock recovers its value after dropping following a corrective disclosure, a showing of loss causation is not necessarily negated at the pleading stage in a claim for securities fraud, in Acticon AG, et al. v. China North East Petroleum Holdings Ltd., et al., No. 11-4544-cv (2nd Cir., August 1, 2012).

Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal [ABA Publishing]

December 01, 2011

In this Winter 2011, Volume 46 Issue 2 edition of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, published by the American Bar Association, Jonathan Toren of the Global Insurance Department co-authors a chapter with other leading industry professionals, titled “Recent Developments in Excess Insurance, Surplus Lines Insurance, and Reinsurance Law.”

Business Judgment Rule Will Help ARS Defendants [Law360]

November 11, 2010

Jonathan Toren of the Global Insurance Department is co-author of this Law360 article titled “Business Judgment Rule Will Help ARS Defendants.” This article discusses the derivative suits against mutual fund issuers of auction rate securities (ARS) that hit the courts.

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Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • Columbia University, B.A., 2002
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Washington