Lawrence Klein is consulted by insurance companies from around the world on large and complex insurance coverage issues. He is a member of the firm’s Insurance + Reinsurance Group.
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Mr. Klein is a commercial trial lawyer who represents insurers in coverage disputes before state and federal courts and arbitration panels throughout the United States and in Bermuda. During his career, he has handled hundreds of cases, many of which have involved sophisticated insurance programs, multiple parties, and complex issues.
Mr. Klein has successfully represented clients in numerous high-profile cases that have made national news. Many of these have involved insurance transactions in various disciplines, including construction projects, class actions, pollution catastrophes, financial transactions, mass torts, product recalls, and healthcare coverage. He has handled numerous high-stakes, multimillion dollar cases. He is currently involved in coverage issues regarding the opioid epidemic that is plaguing dozens of municipalities throughout the United States. He recently resolved a significant $100+ million pollution coverage claim arising out of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and he is involved with hundreds of claims that arose out of Superstorm Sandy. He continues to handle coverage issues and lawsuits related to exposure to the chemical methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), a gasoline component.
Mr. Klein advises insurers on policy drafting and complex insurance coverage issues. He has extensive experience providing advice and handling disputes relating to sophisticated retrospective premium and risk-transfer issues. Mr. Klein has provided coverage advice to insurers in connection with a range of cases, such as environmental catastrophes, terrorist attacks, product liability, and widespread construction defects.
Mr. Klein holds an AV Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating, the highest ranking for legal ability and general ethical standards, as reported in the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He was named a top lawyer in Legal Media Group’s 2015 Insurance and Reinsurance Expert Guide, and has been selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list since 2010.
Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Mr. Klein focused on insurance-related litigation and counseling at an international law firm, where he held many senior positions.