Jane M. Byrne focuses her practice on insurance litigation. She advises an array of well-known domestic and international insurers in high-value coverage disputes, reinsurance litigation and arbitration, and transactional disputes.

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  • Obtained dismissal of all claims for a global insurance and reinsurance solutions provider in a suit brought under a Professional Liability Insurance Policy by an insurance brokerage company in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. The court found that under California law, the insurance brokerage company failed to state a claim for indemnity and bad faith against the client, arising from their alleged faulty handling of a claim that resulted in a significant jury award against their principal*
  • Represented a D&O insurer in a bench trial in State Court in California addressing a question of first impression and of critical importance to the D&O industry; namely, the definition of Loss and whether it covers indemnified settlements paid to resolve a shareholder dispute over the price per share paid for an American multinational biopharmaceutical company’s purchase of another pharmaceutical company*
  • Represented an insurer that issued a representations and warranties policy to a company that purchased a truck parts supplier. The policyholder commenced a confidential arbitrations seeking indemnity under the policy arising from alleged breaches of warranty and for bad faith stemming from the insurer’s decision that the claim was excessive. The matter was resolved amicably*

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  • National Law Journal, Insurance Law Trailblazer, 2021
  • Chambers USA, Insurance Litigation, 2010 to 2020
  • Benchmark Litigation, Top 250 Women in Litigation, 2015 to 2020

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  • AIDA Insurance and Reinsurance Society, member


Catholic University Law School, JD, 1988
State University of New York, BA, 1984

US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York

New York

Jane M. Byrne

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The New York Law Journal / October 2, 2020