Cara Vecchione

Cara C. Vecchione

Counsel

Cara C. Vecchione

Counsel

  • Overview

    Biography

    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, directors and officers and first-party property policies. Cara regularly provides advice to insurers with respect to the availability of coverage for various types of claims, including intellectual property infringement, technology/digital media, security breaches, workplace injury, abuse, wildfire, product liability, environmental contamination, pharmaceutical and asbestos bodily injury claims. She also counsels clients regarding additional insured coverage and bad faith issues. In addition, Cara has experience representing insurers in bankruptcy court 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

      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.

      • Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J. v. Brickman Grp. Ltd., et al., 181 A.D.3d 1 (1st Dep&#’;t>Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J. v. Brickman Grp. Ltd., et al., 181 A.D.3d 1 (1st Dep’t 2019). Appellate court modified trial court’s order to grant partial summary judgment in favor of insurer with regard to the duty to indemnify.

      • Greenway Mews Realty, LLC v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc., et al., 180 A.D.3d 104 (1st Dep’t 2020). Appellate court held that trial court properly denied motion to dismiss insurer’s interpleader action.

      • Greenway Mews Realty, LLC v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc., et al., 2021 WL 112030 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., N.Y. Cty. Jan. 11, 2021). Trial court denied motion to sever cross-claims as integral to insurer’s interpleader claim and denied motion for summary judgment seeking dismissal of insurer’s interpleader action.

      • 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
      Engagement Co-Chair, 2021 Mid-Year Meeting
      Co-chair, Young Women Lawyers Group
      Women in Insurance Practice Group

      Federal Bar Council

      New York City Association of Insurance Women (NYCAIW)

      Association of Professional Insurance Women (APIW)

      National Association of Women Lawyers
      Engagement Co-Chair, 2021 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon (served on Planning Committee since 2014)
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Recognized in the National Association of Women Lawyers' inaugural NAWL Rising List, 2021

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      New York Junior League
      Co-chair, Senior Friends Committee

      Junior League of Morristown
      Board Member (2015 - 2016)
      Chair of Children Making Healthy Choices Committee (2015 - 2016)
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Quick Conversation: Deeper Dive in Finding Purpose In Your Career," co-presented with Emily A. Zaklukiewicz, during the National Association of Women Lawyers' 2021 Mid-Year Meeting (3/26/2021)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • March 18, 2021

        Cara Vecchione Named to NAWL 2021 Rising List

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      • December 15, 2017

        New York Office Hosts Toy Drive to Benefit Safe Horizon’s Queens Child Advocacy Center

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