Sedgwick Jeanite

Sedgwick M. Jeanite



Sedgwick M. Jeanite



  • Overview


    Sedgwick Jeanite is a member of the firm’s Insurance + Reinsurance Group.   

    Sedgwick's practice involves advising his insurer clients regarding assessing and evaluating coverage for complex matters such as shareholder and derivative class action matters; regulatory investigations involving the SEC and the Department of Justice; private equity and hedge fund disputes; and bankruptcy reorganization matters and adversary proceedings.

    Sedgwick also represents insurer clients handling employment practices liability matters. This includes assisting clients with assessing coverage for employee claims and lawsuits, including discrimination, harassment, employee discipline, wrongful discharge, breach of employment contracts and retaliation matters. His representation involves assisting insurers and insureds resolve claims prior to the filing of a lawsuit by a claimant. Sedgwick also assists insurers with monitoring defense counsel and the underlying litigation, negotiating settlements and the negotiating the terms and provisions of settlement agreements and releases.

    In addition, Sedgwick has assisted clients in analyzing and addressing cybersecurity risks and data breaches and provided guidance in complying with data privacy laws and regulations. He also has experience in construction litigation, including representing clients in connection with disputes between contractors and subcontractors, and in resolving issues involving mechanic’s liens.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Representation of insurance clients in several high-profile matters. *

      • Representation of a full-service sports marketing and promotions company in connection with the successful sale of all of its assets to a private equity company for $8 million. *

      • Representation of a multi-million dollar company engaged in the business of developing, designing and manufacturing buttons in connection with the successful sale of all of its domestic and foreign operations. *

      • Representation of a landlord in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. *

      • Representation of a creditor in a preference action in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Lyondell Chemical Company, Inc. *

      • Representation of a major client in connection with the initiation of a $63 million mortgage loan for a shopping center facility. *

      • Representation of a major client in connection with a $35 million First Mortgage Loan Modification transaction. *

      • Representation of a publicly-traded company in the defense and settlement of several mechanic’s liens filed against a $6 million construction project. *

      • Counsel to holders of mezzanine loans in connection with the sale of $300 million of Senior Mezzanine position in the Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant Town Apartment complex. *

      • * Attorney Jeanite was counsel in these representative transactions prior to joining Robinson+Cole.

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    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      New York State Bar Association

      Professional Liability Underwriting Society
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Robinson+Cole Diversity Equity + Inclusion Award, 2022

    • Publications


      "Perspectives: Environmental, social and governance considerations for corporations, D&O insurers," co-authored with Phyllis A. Ingram, published in Business Insurance (2/16/2021)

    • Presentations


      "Environmental, Social + Governance (ESG) and Beyond: Reaching for Excellence in Corporate Responsibility," co-presented with Phyllis A. Ingram, Abby M. Warren, James P. Ray and Virginia E. McGarrity (6/17/2021)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • August 2, 2022

        Robinson+Cole Presents Annual Awards for Outstanding Contributions

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      • February 26, 2021

        Phyllis Ingram and Sedgwick Jeanite Author Article on ESG Considerations for Corporations, D&O insurers

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