Overview


Mark A. Collins is co-head of the Firm’s Insurance Litigation & Counseling Team. He counsels clients on a wide array of insurance law issues, with a focus on D&O, E&O, EPL, cyber, crime/fidelity, property and transactional insurance products such as representations and warranties, and tax liability insurance.

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Results


  • Represents a federally funded captive liability insurer on various matters relating to World Trade Center (WTC) debris-removal liability claims, including the following:
    • Negotiation of landmark, comprehensive settlement with over 10,000 claimants alleging WTC-related injuries
    • Successful pursuit of equitable contribution claims against underlying insurers for reimbursement of defense and indemnity costs
    • Appeals to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which reversed in part and vacated in part two district court orders requiring approximately $49 million of additional payments to claimants

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Recognitions


  • The Financial Times, 2015 US Innovative Lawyers Award, for work on the settlement of WTC debris-removal liability claims

Community


  • DC Bar Pro Bono Program, advocate on behalf of pro bono clients in Social Security disability ALJ hearings
  • International Models Project on Women’s Rights (IMPOWR), participant

Credentials


Education
University of Southern California – Gould School of Law, JD, 1990
Loma Linda University, BA, cum laude, 1986

Admissions
District of Columbia
Maryland
California (Inactive)

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Mark A. Collins

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