David A. Attisani, co-chair of the
Insurance & Reinsurance Group at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, has been
selected by Law360 as one of its "10 Most Admired Insurance Attorneys in
America" for 2010 for his "uncanny grasp of complex coverage issues" and "desire
to be a staunch advocate for his clients."
According to Law360, "In his representation of national and international
cedents and reinsurers ranging from Swiss Reinsurance America Corp. to The
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. in litigation and confidential
arbitration disputes, Attisani brings a knowledge, intensity, focus and work
ethic to each matter that impresses colleagues and adversaries alike."
Attisani now ranks among a select group of 65 lawyers in seven practice areas
nationwide who were chosen for this distinction out of a field of 1,016
nominations from in-house counsel, law firms, and practice group heads at the
100 largest law firms in the U.S. Survey participants were not permitted
to nominate attorneys from their own firms.
"No one is more deserving of this recognition than David. He is one of
the leading experts in this very complicated area of the law and one of the most
respected," said William Gelnaw and John Nadas, Co-Managing Partners of Choate,
Hall & Stewart LLP. "David is able to articulate clients' positions in
a very clear, persuasive, and effective way. He is a problem solver who
inspires a lot of confidence in clients."
As co-chair of Choate's internationally recognized Insurance &
Reinsurance Group, Attisani directs more than 20 insurance/reinsurance lawyers
who represent national and multinational insurers, reinsurers, and
intermediaries in complex litigation, arbitration, and bankruptcy
proceedings. Choate has clients in over 25 states across the U.S., and
abroad in the UK, France, Switzerland, Bermuda, Barbados, and other offshore
Attisani focuses his practice on reinsurance arbitration and litigation on
behalf of reinsurers and cedents, and arbitration and litigation for insurance
companies involving coverage disputes regarding financial issues, hazardous
waste sites, asbestos, 9/11 losses, archdiocese claims, toxic tort, and breast
implants. Attisani is also a member of Choate’s Executive Committee.
He regularly speaks at conferences on a variety of insurance and reinsurance
topics and has served on the faculty at the Excess & Surplus Lines Claims
Association, Mealey’s Reinsurance, ARIAS (AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance
Arbitration Society), ABIR (Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers),
the ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Midyear Meeting, and the PWC/Hawksmere
Reinsurance Congress (Bermuda).
Attisani has also been elected to The International Who's Who of Insurance
& Reinsurance Lawyers (2005-2010) and to the World’s Leading Insurance and
Reinsurance Lawyers (2006-2009). He was selected for Best of the Best USA
2009 in Insurance & Reinsurance, along with only 25 other U.S. industry
professionals, and has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer.
He received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1991 and his
B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Williams College in 1987.
Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP is a leading law firm with nationally
recognized practices in insurance/reinsurance, commercial litigation, business
and technology, private equity, wealth management, and intellectual
property. The firm's clients range from Fortune 100 companies to leading
venture capital and buyout funds to technology startups.