Guyon Knight represents insurers and reinsurers in high-stakes coverage and bad faith disputes across the country. He has been ranked by Legal 500 as a recommended lawyer for advice to insurers. Guyon has extensive experience with the various phases of litigation and arbitration, including arguing dispositive and procedural motions; taking and defending fact and expert witness depositions; evaluating claims and drafting complaints; briefing motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, motions for preliminary equitable relief, Daubert motions, discovery motions, and appeals; mediating disputes; and going to trial and arbitration. Guyon has also represented clients in litigation and arbitration in a wide range of fields, including financial products, complex contracts, class actions, trademarks, trade secrets, trusts and probate, and the False Claims Act.

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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*
  • Obtained dismissal on summary judgment of bad faith and breach of contract claims for an independent infrastructure insurance specialist in a case involving a business interruption claim due to a fire at an oil refinery*
  • On behalf of an insurer, obtained the pre-discovery dismissal from a large putative class action concerning “collapse” coverage related to faulty concrete building foundations. Also obtained dismissal of a related test case at summary judgment and affirmance by the Second Circuit, creating favorable precedent for the insurer*

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  • Legal 500 US, 2018 and 2021-2022
  • Chambers USA, 2021, Commercial Disputes/Insurance
  • Rising Star, Tax – Euromoney Expert Guide 2021
  • International Financial Law Review: Rising Star Awards Americas, Insurance and Reinsurance winner, 2020
  • Recipient of The Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico for outstanding service to The Legal Aid Society and its clients, 2018


Fordham University School of Law, JD, Order of the Coif, 2011
Oxford University, MSt, 2005
University of Chicago, AB, 2003

US Supreme Court
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

New York