John P. Malloy


  • Overview


    John Malloy concentrates his practice on representing and counseling insurers and reinsurers in first- and third-party coverage matters nationwide.

    Mr. Malloy has litigated on behalf of primary and excess carriers in a wide variety of coverage matters, including construction defect liability, toxic tort liability, environmental liability, employee fidelity, and property coverage cases. He has also been involved in litigation on behalf of a domestic reinsurer.

    Mr. Malloy is national coordinating counsel for a major property and casualty insurer on first- and third-party Chinese drywall coverage matters, which includes the litigation of parallel state and federal court actions in Virginia as well as in Chinese drywall multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Louisiana. He has also represented numerous insurers in complex litigation over time-element property damage and liability coverage issues arising out of Hurricane Katrina and the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

    Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Mr. Malloy was a partner in a large Chicago-based coverage firm; an associate with a large coverage firm in Washington, DC; and a prosecutor. He is also a former commercial marine underwriter.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Representation of a major property and casualty insurer as national coordinating counsel for commercial general liability and property insurance coverage litigation arising from alleged destructive and injurious effects of Chinese-manufactured drywall.
      • Representation of insurer in complex dispute in federal court, Eastern District of Virginia, over coverage for Chinese drywall involving $5 million in claimed damages.
      • Representation of insurer in $2.9 million lawsuit in federal court, Eastern District of New York, involving water and mold damage, which settled for less than 15 percent of original demand.
      • Representation of insurer in $250,000 dispute in federal court, Eastern District of Virginia, involving mold and water damage, where plaintiff withdrew the action after a motion for summary judgment was filed.
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association (2003 - present)

      Connecticut Bar Association (2004 - present)

      AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society, ARIAS US (2007 - present)
    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity
      Board of Directors, 2010 to 2011
    • Publications


      "Homeowners Build Cases Against Chinese Drywall," published in Connecticut Law Tribune, co-authored with Gerald P. Dwyer Jr. and Christopher R. Perry (11/23/2009)

    • Presentations


      "Is There Equity in Private Equity Insurance Coverage for Both the Investment Companies and Their Portfolio Companies?" at the 2017 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar in Tucson, Arizona (3/1/2017)
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      "'Additional Coverages' in Property Insurance Policies," at American Bar Association Insurance Law Meeting (Spring 2007)

      "Claims-Handling Issues in Mold Claims," at Institute for International Research, Mold Litigation Conference
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      "Construction Wrap-Up Coverage," at Mealey's Mold & Construction Defect Conference
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      "Contingent Business Interruption Coverage," at Mealey's Business Interruption Conference
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • March 9, 2017

        John Malloy Participates in Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

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      • August 16, 2010

        John P. Malloy Elected to Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors

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      • March 17, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Speaks at Insurance Coverage Litigation Conference

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      • December 29, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Author Article for Connecticut Law Tribune on Chinese Drywall

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