In its 2021 rankings, Benchmark Litigation has recognized Pasich LLP Partners Kirk Pasich, Shaun H. Crosner, Peter A. Halprin, and Mikaela Whitman. Pasich is noted as a California – Litigation Star and Local Litigation Star. Crosner is recognized as a California – Future Star and Halprin and Whitman are both recognized as New York – Future Stars.
Pasich represents insureds in a wide range of disputes with insurers and insurance brokers, and focuses on maximizing the value of clients’ insurance portfolios. Pasich has represented insureds in obtaining more than $8 billion in coverage for losses from civil unrest, earthquakes, explosions, floods, hurricanes, mass shootings, natural gas leaks, product tampering, terrorism, and wildfires and for class, derivative, and mass tort actions for claims of bodily injury, property damage, intellectual property violations, and other alleged wrongs. He also represents motion picture and televisions studios and producers, actors, musicians, and others in the entertainment industry in coverage matters. Pasich has handled more than 60 trials and arbitrations and more than 50 appellate proceedings.
Crosner represents insureds in all aspects of insurance recovery and has helped clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars. He routinely advises clients regarding risk management issues and pre-litigation disputes with their insurers and maintains an active insurance coverage litigation, arbitration, and appellate practice. Crosner focuses his practice on complex disputes concerning employment practices liability insurance, commercial general liability insurance, and large property damage, business interruption, and theft losses.
Halprin represents commercial insureds in complex insurance coverage matters with a focus on recovery strategies in relation to cyber breaches and cybercrime, COVID-19 and natural disasters, professional services, regulatory investigations, and technology disputes. Over the course of his career, Halprin has arbitrated, litigated, and mediated claims involving a broad range of insurance policies and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance proceeds for insureds.
Whitman litigates and mediates insurance disputes across the United States and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for insureds. In addition to her litigation practice, Whitman is a strategic advisor to in-house counsel on mitigating risk and maximizing value from insurance assets. Her areas of expertise include disputes concerning directors and officers (D&O) insurance, first-party property insurance, employment practices liability insurance (EPL), commercial general liability insurance (CGL), and media liability insurance.
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