- Notable practitioner for 'Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (New York)'
"John Blancett is a key partner."
Chambers USA 2021
- New York
- US District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
- Emory University School of Law, JD
- Wake Forest University, BA (cum laude)
A partner in the New York office, John heads up the US Financial Lines Practice Group which provides specialized legal counsel from coast to coast across five offices to the insurance industry regarding financial institutions, directors and officers liability, professional liability, federal securities law, fidelity, commercial crime, representations and warranties, trade credit and political risk, dispute resolution, arbitration and litigation.
For over 25 years, John has been tapped by primary and excess specialty lines insurers across the US, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia for guidance in complex, high-exposure cases arising in the financial markets. Clients regularly turn to John for his expertise and insight in insurance, financial services, securities, financial crimes, fidelity, commercial crime, professional liability, management liability, mortgage bankers bonds, media liability and fine art coverage matters. He advises clients in the development of policy wordings across diverse product lines and partners with in-house teams to propose and develop prompt strategies for resolution of issues and disputes.
John is a recognized authority in the field and is often asked to speak at industry conferences and cross-jurisdictional Kennedys webinars. He regularly provides tailored client training to financial lines teams around the world on a variety of topics including US insurance litigation and US securities litigation trends.