- Doug has been named to the Insurance Authority Property Editorial Advisory Board by Law360 (2022)
- New York
- US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- US District Court, Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York
- US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
- US Supreme Court
- St. John's University School of Law, JD, 2005
- Columbia University, MS, 1999
- The Johns Hopkins University, BA, 1998
Doug is a Partner in the New York office who has successfully represented insurers in numerous actions in state and federal courts across the United States as well as in a variety of arbitrations. He also counsels carriers in cross-border matters and claim disputes outside the United States. Doug has extensive experience handling and resolving insurance coverage disputes involving environmental, toxic tort, asbestos, construction, bad faith, products, professional liability, fraud, commercial property, business interruption, cyber, and technology claims.
Doug has briefed and argued motions and appeals in multiple jurisdictions and has handled a wide array of notable insurance coverage disputes involving high-dollar amounts. He has experience with many different lines of coverage, including commercial general liability, commercial property, umbrella, excess and surplus lines, ocean and inland marine, political violence and political risk, professional liability (errors and omissions), pollution liability (environmental liability), and cyber risk. Clients have entrusted Doug to handle many different complex insurance issues including trigger and allocation, exhaustion, the duty to defend, the duty to indemnify, settlement obligations, late notice, rescission, reformation, the applicability of policy conditions and exclusions, bad faith, and extra-contractual liability. He regularly represents insurers in first-party commercial property disputes and in connection with COVID-19 and pandemic-related claims.
Doug’s practice includes counseling (re)insurers regarding large losses, risk analysis, policy drafting, and other business matters. In addition, Doug has represented (re)insurers in disputes regarding quota share and excess of loss treaties, facultative certificates, and retrocession agreements.