Cara Vecchione

Cara C. Vecchione


Cara C. Vecchione


  • Overview


    Cara Vecchione focuses her practice on complex insurance coverage litigation and counseling. She is a member of the firm's Insurance + Reinsurance Group.

    Insurance Coverage Litigation and Counseling

    Cara represents domestic and international insurers in a broad range of insurance coverage disputes. She has extensive experience in coverage matters involving commercial general liability, professional liability, Bermuda form excess liability, technology errors and omissions, and directors and officers policies. Cara regularly provides advice to insurers with respect to the availability of coverage for various types of claims, including intellectual property infringement, security breaches, product liability, environmental contamination, and asbestos bodily injury claims. She also counsels clients concerning insurers' rights in bankruptcy proceedings, additional insured coverage, and bad faith issues. In addition, Cara has experience evaluating and drafting policy language and endorsements.

    Cara began her career as a law clerk for the Honorable Margaret Cangilos-Ruiz, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of New York.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J. v. Brickman Grp. Ltd., et al., 2018 WL 3145930 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., N.Y. Cty. June 27, 2018). Trial court granted insurer’s motion to dismiss, as the purported additional insured was the sole proximate cause of the underlying injuries and the policy at issue restricted the availability of additional insured coverage to liability for underlying injuries “caused, in whole or in part, by” the named insured’s acts or omissions.

      • The University of Pittsburgh v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2016 WL 4991622 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 16, 2016). District Court granted summary judgment in favor of the insurer based on the policyholder’s failure to provide sufficient notice of a potential claim within the policy period. *

      • The University of Pittsburgh v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2016 WL 3963104 (S.D.N.Y. July 21, 2016). Successfully opposed a motion for partial summary judgment seeking a declaration that the policyholder provided adequate notice. *

      • Uffer v. Travelers Cos., Inc., 88 A.D.3d 690 (2nd Dep’t 2011). Appellate court affirmed dismissal of the complaint on the ground of res judicata. *

      * Atty. Vecchione was counsel in these representative matters before joining Robinson+Cole.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      National Association of Women Lawyers
      Planning Committee for Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon (2014 - present)
      Women in Insurance Practice Group

      Federal Bar Council

      New York City Association of Insurance Women (NYCAIW)

      Association of Professional Insurance Women (APIW)
    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      New York Junior League
      Vice Chair, Senior Friends Committee

      Junior League of Morristown
      Board Member (2015 - 2016)
      Chair of Children Making Healthy Choices Committee (2015 - 2016)
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