Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has bolstered its insurance and reinsurance dispute capabilities with the addition of Marc L. Abrams, who joins the firm’s Litigation practice. Mr. Abrams, who was previously a partner at Nelson Brown & Co., will be a Member in the firm’s New York office.
With more than 15 years of focused insurance and reinsurance experience, Mr. Abrams has guided domestic and international insurances, cedents and reinsurers through all aspects of complex dispute resolution, both in U.S. courts and before arbitration panels. His expertise encompasses such matters as: rescission, allocation, aggregation, notice, follow the fortunes, security, payment of interest, set-offs, insolvency, captives, claims handling practices, claims control, special acceptances, underwriting intent, and other matters of contractual interpretation.
Mr. Abrams also litigates and arbitrates insurance coverage matters and other commercial disputes involving insurers. Most recently, he resolved a number of matters involving retrocessional business placed in the London Market. He has been admitted as pro hac vice in various U.S. federal courts.
“To stay competitive, the insurance market requires legal counselors who can develop nimble, sophisticated approaches to litigation challenges and other pressing issues,” said Scott C. Ford, Section Head for the firm’s Litigation Practice. “Marc’s depth and breadth of experience adds to our ability to provide our clients with the highest level of advice and counsel.”
“Marc joins a skilled group of litigators here in New York and across the firm,” said Stephen J. Gulotta, Jr., Managing Member of the New York office and head of the Corporate Securities Practice in New York. “His ability to handle some of the most sophisticated and complex insurance issues will no doubt be a tremendous asset to our clients. We are delighted to welcome Marc to the firm.”
Mr. Abrams has been named a “Leading Lawyer in Insurance & Reinsurance Dispute Resolution” by Chambers USA for four consecutive years. He holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. from Northwestern University, where he graduated cum laude.