Nationally Prominent Insurance Recovery Team Joins McGuireWoods in Atlanta

February 22, 2021

McGuireWoods is expanding its insurance recovery capabilities with the addition of highly accomplished insurance recovery lawyers Tony Tatum, Shelby Guilbert and Joe Englert who join McGuireWoods as partners in the firm’s Atlanta, GA office.

Tatum litigates insurance and related complex commercial disputes on behalf of financial institutions and global companies, including clients in the healthcare, food and beverage, mining, energy and infrastructure industries. In addition to stateside litigation and arbitration, his insurance recovery practice includes cross-border disputes and international arbitrations administered through the ICDR, LCIA and ICC.

Tatum has advised and litigated for clients on coverage disputes related to multi-hundred-million-dollar business and property losses from catastrophic incidents, long-tail environmental liabilities, losses from foreign government confiscation / expropriation of assets, and bet-the-company D&O and E&O claims. He has obtained some of the largest insurance recoveries for financial institution clients for losses sustained as a result of the 2008 credit crisis. In addition to his disputes practice, he frequently counsels companies and their boards of directors on a range of issues, including those related to D&O insurance and indemnification issues.

Guilbert represents businesses, financial institutions, manufacturers, energy companies and healthcare providers in insurance recovery litigation, contract disputes, and cross-border litigation and international arbitration. He was appointed co-lead counsel in the COVID-19 business interruption insurance multidistrict litigation pending in the Northern District of Illinois, and he has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies recover hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance coverage for catastrophic losses arising from data privacy incidents. He also works with companies and their boards to address risk management issues related to insurance policy renewals, mergers and acquisitions, and IPO transactions.

Englert represents insurance policyholders in complex insurance recovery and indemnification litigation and arbitration matters and counsels them before disputes arise to help them obtain best-in-class terms and conditions for multiple lines of coverage. His clients include financial institutions, healthcare companies, energy and infrastructure companies, technology companies, restaurants, and hospitality and manufacturing companies. He defends insurance brokers against professional negligence claims involving complicated coverage issues. Englert also advises companies on complex risk management and insurance continuity issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions.

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