Cozen O’Connor: Subrogation & Recovery

Subrogation & Recovery

Cozen O’Connor founded the subrogation and recovery practice in the early 1970s and remains the world’s leading subrogation and recovery law firm. Our team of more than 100 attorneys represents the largest insurers and reinsurers in the United States, Canada, England, and other international venues. In addition to representing the insurance industry, we handle self-insured recovery claims for many Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies. We recover in excess of $200 million annually on behalf of our clients.

In a field as distinctive and technical as subrogation, experience is the difference between success and failure. The foundation of an effective subrogation and recovery program is having a process in place to conduct timely, accurate, and cost-effective investigations. Because catastrophe can strike at any moment, our attorneys are available around the clock via a subrogation hotline. We can coordinate a thorough investigation into the causes of a major loss within 24 to 48 hours of notification. When warranted, our attorneys are on site to interview witnesses, liaise with public authorities, and identify, preserve, and analyze relevant physical evidence. By performing activities that otherwise would be outsourced to hourly fee consultants as part of our contingent-fee services, we reduce investigation expenses. When retention of forensic experts is authorized by our clients, we work closely with those experts to establish a complete scientific understanding of the causes of the loss.

We can respond to events whenever and wherever they arise. Firm attorneys are licensed in all 51 U.S. jurisdictions, including the District of Columbia, as well as England, Wales, Canada, Germany, China, and various international jurisdictions. Moreover, the firm has partnerships with experienced insurance litigation firms throughout the world. We are able to handle complex multijurisdictional losses, and are at the forefront of spotting new trends, especially regarding repetitive failures in product liability claims.

In addition to our broad geographic reach, we have formed subject matter task forces in numerous industry sectors and lines of business. Through repeated prosecution of similar claims, our task forces are able to develop comprehensive electronic databases of technical and forensic information, which can then be used to accelerate and maximize recoveries.

Clients are able to independently review real-time information about all of their claims using the firm’s highly secure web-based data management system. In addition to narrative reports from our attorneys, we also provide monthly and quarterly electronic claim database management reports. To ensure individual attention is given to specific client needs, we meet with clients on a regular basis to review pending and recently closed claims and confirm compliance with all reporting and budgetary requirements.

Our claim portfolio includes losses ranging from hundreds of millions of dollars to those involving several thousand dollars. Firm attorneys are assigned to handle all large losses, while recovery analysts at our subsidiaries, National Subrogation Services and Maritime Subrogation Services, are responsible for perfecting recoveries for smaller and moderate sized losses.

SERVICES

  • Pursue claims on behalf of property and other first- and third-party underwriters with losses incurred as a result of fires, explosions, structural collapses, machinery and equipment failures, transportation and logistics accidents, gas and water leaks, and natural catastrophes, including wildfires, windstorms, and floods
  • Serve insurers writing for specialized sectors such as the energy and petrochemical, construction, products liability, fidelity and surety, environmental, maritime, and other lines of business
  • Operate a 24-hour subrogation hotline for clients to report losses
  • Conduct timely and accurate investigation and analysis of losses for subrogation and recovery potential, including on-site investigation by the firm’s attorneys
  • Pursue subrogation and recovery claims against responsible tortfeasors and other culpable third parties in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as in over 50 international venues
  • Provide access to our secure subrogation claims database that provides information about all pending and closed subrogation claims, such as status, work stage, loss description, responsible parties, and financial data, including projected and realized recoveries
  • Allow access to our proprietary subrogation and recovery electronic library, including numerous jurisdictional comparative charts, international law digests, and over 400 papers and reference materials authored by our attorneys on a wide spectrum of insurance, subrogation, and liability issues
  • Conduct client training sessions to update our clients  about legal and technical developments in the subrogation industry

 

CLIENTS

We represent primary insurers, reinsurers, self-insurers, insurance syndicates, third-party administrators, managing general agents, insurance brokers and agents, and independent adjustment companies. Client references are available upon request and include most of the largest property & casualty underwriters in the United States and internationally.

TEAM

Cozen O’Connor’s subrogation and recovery team includes top trial lawyers and prominent industry innovators in this highly specialized field. We are nationally ranked by Chambers and Partners. Senior members of the team have and continue to hold leadership positions with the Property Loss Research Bureau, the Loss Executives Association, the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, and other insurance trade associations. Our attorneys publish and lecture extensively on subrogation and recovery, and are frequently called upon to provide commentary on new developments.

Our objective, as subrogation and recovery counsel, is to identify, develop, and successfully prosecute actionable claims based on thorough analysis of potential third party responsibility. We pursue every loss with subrogation potential. At the same time, we strive to expeditiously recommend closing of non-viable claims; there is an incremental cost to insurers in keeping unmeritorious claims open. To further reduce clients’ legal expenses, Cozen O’Connor’s subrogation practice is structured to operate on a contingency fee basis. This enables us to handle claims creatively and aggressively without exposing our clients to significant out-of-pocket fees.

Attorneys

Allen, Richard F.

Allen, Richard F.

Of Counsel
Seattle

Anderson, Mark S.

Anderson, Mark S.

Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, Northwest Region
Seattle

Arogundade, Kathryn

Arogundade, Kathryn

Associate
London

Bailey, Michael

Bailey, Michael

Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, Canadian Region
Toronto

Bartolacci, Paul R.

Bartolacci, Paul R.

Member
Philadelphia

Batrouny, Charles

Batrouny, Charles

Associate
Toronto

Bauerle, Ashley

Bauerle, Ashley

Member
San Diego

Bell, Guy A.

Bell, Guy A.

Attorney
New York

Berenato, Nicholas

Berenato, Nicholas

Associate
Philadelphia

Berens, Philip

Berens, Philip

Member
Los Angeles

Bessellieu, Denise

Bessellieu, Denise

Associate
Charlotte

Bessho, David M.

Bessho, David M.

Member
Atlanta

Boyle, Christopher H.

Boyle, Christopher H.

Member
Philadelphia

Boyle, Traci Lynn

Boyle, Traci Lynn

Member
Dallas

Breslau, Brad W.

Breslau, Brad W.

Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, Rocky Mountain Region
Denver

Brisco, David D.

Brisco, David D.

Member
San Diego

Bush, Kevin

Bush, Kevin

Vice Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, West Region
San Diego

Campbell, Bryan R.

Campbell, Bryan R.

Member
Seattle

Caraher, Kevin P.

Caraher, Kevin P.

Member
Chicago

Carroll, Philip T.

Carroll, Philip T.

Member
Chicago

Carter, Sean P.

Carter, Sean P.

Member
Philadelphia

Cherevas, Kristina

Cherevas, Kristina

Associate
San Diego

Clark, William N.

Clark, William N.

Member
Philadelphia

Cooksammy, Natalie

Cooksammy, Natalie

Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, United Kingdom/European Region
London

Cullen, James P.

Cullen, James P.

Member
Philadelphia

Dendinger, James D.

Dendinger, James D.

Member
Dallas

Ditzler, J.C.

Ditzler, J.C.

Chair, London Market
Seattle

Duffey, Martin P.

Duffey, Martin P.

Member
Philadelphia

Dunford, Thomas M.

Dunford, Thomas M.

Member
Denver

Evans, Stacie M.

Evans, Stacie M.

Attorney
Philadelphia

Fallon, Christopher C.

Fallon, Christopher C.

Member
West Conshohocken

Farnam, Kyle A.

Farnam, Kyle A.

Member
Seattle

Feldman, Elliott R.

Feldman, Elliott R.

Co-Chair, Subrogation & Recovery Department
Philadelphia

Fiorita, Daniel A.

Fiorita, Daniel A.

Member
Toronto

Fox, Douglas B.

Fox, Douglas B.

Of Counsel
Philadelphia

Galligan, John B.

Galligan, John B.

Member
New York

Gerber, Steven K.

Gerber, Steven K.

Member
Philadelphia

Gericke, William E.

Gericke, William E.

Of Counsel
Philadelphia

Goodman, Joshua Ross

Goodman, Joshua Ross

Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, Southeast Region
Miami

Halbeisen, Stephen M.

Halbeisen, Stephen M.

Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, South Central Region
Dallas

Harrington, Daniel Q.

Harrington, Daniel Q.

Member
Philadelphia

Hazan-Cohen, Marcos Alfredo

Hazan-Cohen, Marcos Alfredo

Co-Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, Latin American Region
Dallas

Hernandez, Gilbert S.

Hernandez, Gilbert S.

Member
San Diego

Hitchcock, Sydney

Hitchcock, Sydney

Associate
Seattle

Huard, David S.

Huard, David S.

Member
Toronto

Hughes, Kevin J.

Hughes, Kevin J.

Co-Chair, Subrogation & Recovery Department
Philadelphia

Jimenez, Stephanie C.

Jimenez, Stephanie C.

Attorney
Miami

Jones, Jeremy L.

Jones, Jeremy L.

Member
Charlotte

Kelly, Ryan

Kelly, Ryan

Associate
Philadelphia

Keusseyan, Natalie

Keusseyan, Natalie

Associate
Los Angeles

Kiernan, Barrett

Kiernan, Barrett

Member
San Diego

Killeen, Sarah Earle

Killeen, Sarah Earle

Member
Denver

Kirker, Erick J.

Kirker, Erick J.

Member
Philadelphia

Koury, Aaron G.

Koury, Aaron G.

Attorney
Dallas

Levy, Jonathan

Levy, Jonathan

Associate
Chicago

Lincicome, Brian L.

Lincicome, Brian L.

Attorney
Philadelphia

Lloyd, Susie

Lloyd, Susie

Associate
Denver

Loh, David Y.

Loh, David Y.

Member
New York

Luccaro, Daniel J.

Luccaro, Daniel J.

Member
Philadelphia

Lynch, Peter A.

Lynch, Peter A.

Member
San Diego

MacArthur, Cheri L.

MacArthur, Cheri L.

Member
Denver

Maleski, Richard J.

Maleski, Richard J.

Member
Miami

Markovich, Virginia

Markovich, Virginia

Member
New York

Mason, Angela P.

Mason, Angela P.

Attorney
Charlotte

Maycon, Howard D.

Maycon, Howard D.

Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, West Region
Los Angeles

McGuinness, Vincent R.

McGuinness, Vincent R.

President and Managing Partner
Philadelphia

Meyers, Dana

Meyers, Dana

Attorney
San Diego

Migliorino, Benjamin

Migliorino, Benjamin

Attorney
Denver

Miller, Kristy

Miller, Kristy

Associate
New York

Mohanty, Rohan

Mohanty, Rohan

Associate
Philadelphia

Morrone, Anthony J.

Morrone, Anthony J.

Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, Midwest Region
Chicago

Mullen, Mark T.

Mullen, Mark T.

Senior Counsel
Philadelphia

Myers, Lisa J.

Myers, Lisa J.

Member
Seattle

Noone, Matthew F.

Noone, Matthew F.

Member
Philadelphia

O'Donnell, Michael

O'Donnell, Michael

Associate
Philadelphia

O'Donnell, Sean P.

O'Donnell, Sean P.

Member
Philadelphia

O'Malley, Katherine

O'Malley, Katherine

Attorney
Chicago

Opalisky, Mark E.

Opalisky, Mark E.

Member
Philadelphia

Peitzke, Megan R.

Peitzke, Megan R.

Member
Los Angeles

Pengelley, Nicholas

Pengelley, Nicholas

Claims and Litigation Consultant
Toronto

Pengelley, Pamela

Pengelley, Pamela

Member
Toronto

Phelan, Robert W.

Phelan, Robert W.

Member
New York

Policastro, Matthew F.

Policastro, Matthew F.

Associate
Chicago

Punzo, Andrew

Punzo, Andrew

Law Clerk
New York

Radcliff, Suzanne C.

Radcliff, Suzanne C.

Member
Dallas

Raleigh, Christopher

Raleigh, Christopher

Member
New York

Rardin, Richard R.

Rardin, Richard R.

Member
Denver

Rayo, Janet

Rayo, Janet

Associate
Miami

Regan, Thomas M.

Regan, Thomas M.

Member
San Diego

Renegar, Zachary

Renegar, Zachary

Member
Charlotte

Rich, Joseph F.

Rich, Joseph F.

Member
Miami

Robbins, Christopher M.

Robbins, Christopher M.

Attorney
Denver

Rossi, Peter G.

Rossi, Peter G.

Member
Philadelphia

Roth, Mark S.

Roth, Mark S.

Member
Los Angeles

Saber, Marisa L.

Saber, Marisa L.

Member
Chicago

Schulze, Jason S.

Schulze, Jason S.

Member
Houston

Singh, Avin

Singh, Avin

Associate
Seattle

Skaggs, Jake P.

Skaggs, Jake P.

Member
Houston

Slavik, Robert J.

Slavik, Robert J.

Member
Seattle

Sottile, Robert

Sottile, Robert

Associate
Toronto

Tarbutton, J. Scott

Tarbutton, J. Scott

Member
Philadelphia

Tarman, James I.

Tarman, James I.

Chair, National Expansion
Chicago

Terry, David A.

Terry, David A.

Member
Atlanta

Theveny, Daniel C.

Theveny, Daniel C.

Member
Philadelphia

Utke, Mark E.

Utke, Mark E.

Member
Philadelphia

Walker, Lawrence F.

Walker, Lawrence F.

Member
Philadelphia

Walsh, Paula J.

Walsh, Paula J.

Attorney
Dallas

Ward, Rachel

Ward, Rachel

Associate
Philadelphia

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Events & Seminars

Past Events

Cranes and Artwork 101

November 15, 2019 - Webinar

NASP 2019 Annual Conference

October 27, 2019 - National Harbor, MD

2019 Richmond Subrogation Seminar

October 16, 2019 - Richmond, VA

2019 Seattle Insurance Litigation Seminar

September 19, 2019 - Seattle, WA

2019 Denver Subrogation Seminar

June 27, 2019 - Denver, Colorado

Procedural Issues in Arbitration

April 17, 2019 - Toronto, Ontario

2018 Omaha Subrogation Seminar

June 21, 2018 - Omaha, NE

Webinar: Ethical Issues and Technology

February 15, 2018 - Webinar

Anatomy of a Subrogation Claim

February 08, 2018 - Houston, TX

Webinar: Understanding Common Water Losses

January 17, 2018 - Webinar

Webinar: Inland Marine Subrogation 101

August 09, 2017 - Webinar

Webinar: Ventilation Fan Fires

March 14, 2017 - Webinar

Combined Claims Conference

March 07, 2017 - Garden Grove, CA

Webinar: Building a Better Subro Claim

February 14, 2017 - Webinar

Houston Claims Association's February CE Seminar

February 08, 2017 - Houston, TX

Ethics in Claims Handling

January 19, 2017 - Leawood, KS

Orlando Claims Association Monthly Meeting

January 12, 2017 - Altamonte Springs, FL

Webinar: Circles of Trust

November 22, 2016 - Webinar

NEFCO Subrogation Seminar

November 17, 2016 - Houston, TX

2016 CLM Southwest Conference

November 03, 2016 - Dallas, Texas

18th Annual NASP Conference

October 23, 2016 - Colorado Springs, CO

2016 Southern California Subrogation Seminar

August 09, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA

2016 CLM Midwest Conference

June 23, 2016 - Omaha, NE

2016 Philly I-Day: Securing our World

April 28, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA

Webinar: Investigating Fires in an OSHA World

November 18, 2015 - Webinar

2015 Seattle Insurance Litigation Seminar

September 18, 2015 - Seattle, WA

2015 California Learn & Burn

September 10, 2015 - Costa Mesa, CA

2015 Denver Subrogation Seminar

September 03, 2015 - Denver, CO

2015 Omaha Subrogation Seminar

June 17, 2015 - Omaha, NE

IAFI: Understanding Daubert Challenges

June 04, 2015 - Webinar

Cozen O'Connor Richmond Subrogation Seminar

May 07, 2015 - Richmond, VA

2015 Alabama Learn & Burn

May 06, 2015 - Jemison, AL

2015 IL-IAAI Southern Zone Conference

April 15, 2015 - Fairview Heights, IL

2015 Texas Burn & Learn

April 08, 2015 - Wylie, TX

London Power Forum 2014

November 13, 2014 - London, UK

2014 Fall Fire Symposium

September 12, 2014 - St. Louis, MO

CSST: Flexible, Fallible?

August 21, 2014 - Webinar

2014 Southern California Subrogation Seminar

August 20, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA

2014 Denver Subrogation Seminar

August 14, 2014 - Denver, CO

2014 Omaha Subrogation Seminar

June 17, 2014 - Omaha, NE

2014 St. Louis Subrogation Seminar

June 16, 2014 - St. Louis, MO

NASP: Wisconsin Chapter Meeting

May 08, 2014 - Madison, WI

NASP: Texas Chapter Meeting

May 08, 2014 - Dallas, TX

NASP DC Chapter Meeting

May 02, 2014 - Columbia, MD

NASP: New York Chapter Meeting

April 30, 2014 - Latham, NY

CCAI Training Seminar

April 02, 2014 - San Luis Obispo, CA

2013 Toronto Subrogation Seminar

November 20, 2013 - Toronto, Ontario

2013 NASP Annual Conference

November 03, 2013 -

2013 Seattle Insurance Conference

September 25, 2013 - Seattle, WA

2013 Atlanta Insurance Litigation Seminar

September 23, 2013 - Atlanta, GA

2013 Denver Subrogation Seminar

August 28, 2013 - Denver, CO

2013 Des Moines Subrogation Seminar

August 22, 2013 - Des Moines, IA

2013 Milwaukee Subrogation Seminar

August 15, 2013 - Milwaukee, WI

London Market U.S.A. Study Tour

July 14, 2013 - Chicago, IL

2013 Omaha Insurance Litigation Seminar

June 18, 2013 - Omaha, NE

IAAI 2013 International Training Conference

May 06, 2013 - Orlando, FL

2012 Philadelphia Subrogation Seminar

July 25, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA

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Contacts

Elliott R. Feldman

Co-Chair, Subrogation & Recovery Department

efeldman@cozen.com

(215) 665-2071

Kevin J. Hughes

Co-Chair, Subrogation & Recovery Department

khughes@cozen.com

(215) 665-2739

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