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Kim V. Marrkand

Member / Chair, Insurance Practice

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Kim founded and Chair's the firm’s Insurance Practice. She specializes in representing and advising insurers and reinsurers on the business and legal implications of a variety of complex coverage issues.

Her breadth of experience includes representing insurers with respect to coverage issues involving pollution, environmental, bad faith, tobacco, construction defect, product liability, directors and officers, bankruptcy, asbestos, and emerging risks. Kim represents cedants and reinsurers in disputes and litigation with respect to the applicability and/or scope of coverage under treaties or facultative certificates. Her practice also includes representing insurers in the London market and in state, bankruptcy, and federal courts across the country.

As lead counsel in numerous high-exposure coverage cases, Kim has developed successful models for effective case management and has designed and implemented litigation strategies that are driven by the business needs of the client. Kim also has a broad range of experience in advising and representing companies with respect to commercial business disputes in general, and environmental matters in particular.

She frequently speaks and writes on coverage issues and is an editor of the Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin.

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School (JD)
  • Northeastern University (MS)
  • Marquette University (BA)

Experience

  • Defended an insurer through summary judgment and on appeal against breach of contract and bad faith claims by immediately deposing the insured and proving no damages, while preventing any depositions of the insurer.
  • Defended an insurer against claims that it converted subrogation claims, obtaining summary judgment from the US District Court for the District of Oregon.
  • Served as national coordinating coverage counsel for an insurer on a broad range of general liability claims, including concussion, cyber liability, environmental, and sex molestation claims.

Recognition & Awards

  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts – Insurance (2017 – 2018)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Insurance Law (2007 – 2018)
  • Boston Globe Magazine: Boston’s Best Lawyers (2008)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Insurance Coverage (2005 – 2017)
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Involvement

  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Member, American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Member, ARIAS
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association

Recent Insights

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Events

News & Press

Member and Chair of the firm’s Insurance Practice Kim Marrkand authored this Law360 “Expert Analysis” piece. The column discusses Ohio’s unprecedented step of signing into law an amendment that specifically rejects the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance. Kim also addresses the impact of Ohio’s decision and which states could follow next.
Mintz partner and Massachusetts lawyer Julie Korostoff is one of 49 attorneys recognized as “Leaders in Their Fields” by the 2018 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide. Chambers named Korostoff a “Recognized Practitioner” in Technology.
Best Lawyers named 85 Mintz attorneys to its 2018 list of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Mintz attorneys Matthew J. Gardella and Samuel M. Tony Starr were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas.
Kim Marrkand is quoted in a Forbes article on the American Law Institute’s internal fight over the direction of its Restatements, which are distillations of years of case law used by judges as guidance in presiding over future cases.
Kim Marrkand, Co-Chair of Mintz’s Insurance, Reinsurance, Investigations & Risk Management Practice, is included in this Forbes article on the American Law Institute’s (ALI) Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance (RLLI).
Kim Marrkand, a Member in Mintz’s Boston office, is featured in a Forbes article on the American Law Institute’s mistake in revising the law where they were only meant to produce their Restatement of the law.
Fifty-three Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2016 and thirty-one have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars. The findings will be published in the November 2016 issue of Boston Magazine and in a stand-alone magazine, New England Super Lawyers. 
Best Lawyers named 73 Mintz attorneys to its 2017 list of The Best Lawyers in America. Mintz attorneys selected for inclusion in this year’s list span 44 practice areas. 
Member and Co-Chair's the firm’s Insurance, Reinsurance, Investigations & Risk Management Practice Kim Marrkand authored this column.

Events

Speaker
Nov
5
2018
Panelist
Oct
11
2018

MIReBA Symposium - "Broadening Horizons"

The ALI Restatement: Panic or Panacea

The Harvard Club of Boston - 374 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02115