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Laura Foggan

Partner


Laura Foggan is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and chair of the firm's Insurance/Reinsurance Group. She has been described by LawDragon 500 Magazine as "one of the most successful advocates for the insurance industry to ever practice." Laura was recently recognized as a Global Elite Thought Leader for Insurance & Reinsurance by Who's Who Legal (2019 and 2021), who praised her as a "dynamic and creative thinker" who has "very high standards and delivers superior work." She is a Chambers-ranked Band 1 practitioner and included in the Best Lawyers in America directory, including being named a "Lawyer of the Year" for 2020-2021. She is also consistently named one of Washington D.C.'s "Top 100 Lawyers" and "Top 50 Women Lawyers" and a "Super Lawyer" for Insurance Coverage by Super Lawyers Magazine

In addition to her litigation and counseling work, Laura represents insurers and reinsurers in arbitrations, as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and mediation proceedings.

Laura served as the insurance industry liaison to the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law on Liability Insurance Project. A former co-chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Litigation Section, Laura is praised by Chambers USA as "outstanding and the complete package" who has "encyclopedic knowledge and brings incredible depth and diversity of experience" (2019). Laura is regularly rated by Chambers USA as one of Washington's "Leading Lawyers" for insurers in commercial insurance work, is included in the Best Lawyers in America directory for insurance law, and has been named one of Washington's "Top 100 Lawyers" (2012 – 2019), "Top 50 Women Lawyers" (2009, 2011 – 2019), "Top 10 Lawyers" (2015), and "Super Lawyers" for Insurance Coverage (2008-2019), among many other honors.

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.S. Ed
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with high honors, Order of the Coif

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and District of Columbia Circuits; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Law360 Insurance, 2013 – 2015, 2019, 2021
  • Board of Regents and Founding Member, American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut School of Law, Insurance Law Center, 2017 – Present
  • American Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, 2012 – 2013, Section of Litigation, Sound Advice Committee
    • Past Chair, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (ICLC)
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), Appellate Advocacy Committee
  • Center for Public Resources, Distinguished Panel of Neutrals for the Inter-Insurer Program
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Appellate Advocacy and Insurance Coverage Committees
  • District of Columbia Bar
    • Co-Chair, 2002 – 2004 and Steering Committee Member, 2002 – 2007, Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice Section
  • Editorial Advisory Board, New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition
  • Member, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA)
    • Founding Co-Chair, Insurance Law Forum, 2008 – 2012

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Practices

Insurance/Reinsurance

Litigation & Trial

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Team

Arbitration

Appellate Work and Law Creation

Insurance Disputes

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Cyber Coverage

Insurtech

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  • Counseling insurers and reinsurers on strategic opportunities, litigation trends, and emerging risks such as COVID-19, autonomous vehicles and drones, privacy and cyberliability, global warming (climate change), internet-of-things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and utilization of blockchain or distributed-ledger technology.
  • Serving as national coordinating counsel and lead litigation counsel in a wide range of complex insurance matters, such as coverage disputes involving rescission, additional insureds, allocation, exhaustion, the duty to defend, settlement obligations, policy conditions and exclusions. She represents insurers in significant first and third-party coverage matters, including bad faith and extra-contractual claims.
  • Representing clients in both federal and state appellate courts. She has participated in more than 250 appellate cases including key national precedents on insurance issues. Laura argued before numerous federal circuits and state appellate courts.
  • Representing insurance trade associations in a wide variety of matters affecting the business of insurance, including an extensive amicus curiae practice. She provides technical analysis of insurance issues and analyzes and formulates regulatory and legislative proposals for trade associations and individual clients.
  • Assisting in drafting insurance policy forms and endorsements, offering strategic suggestions and form language to meet product goals and regulatory requirements. Particular focus on cyber privacy and data security exposures, including stand-alone cyber, professional liability, and general liability policies. Drawing on the experience of the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Group, monitor and analyze cyber-related claims and coverage issues.
  • Contributing to pro bono and community service activities.
"Insurers’ COVID-19 Notepad: What You Need to Know Now - Week of November 28, 2022," (November 28, 2022). Contacts: Laura Foggan, Adam J. Singer, Rachel A. Jankowski, Samuel H. Ruddy
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Insurers’ COVID-19 Notepad: What You Need to Know Now - Week of November 21, 2022," (November 22, 2022). Contacts: Laura Foggan, Adam J. Singer, Rachel A. Jankowski, Samuel H. Ruddy
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Insurer v. Insurer Battles - Should Where You Stand Always Depend On Where You Sit?", Insurance Industry Institute (I-3), Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (thefederation.org) (November 10, 2022). Panelist: Lauren Foggan.
Speech/Presentation
"Insurers’ COVID-19 Notepad: What You Need to Know Now - Week of November 7, 2022," (November 7, 2022). Contacts: Laura Foggan, Adam J. Singer, Rachel A. Jankowski, Samuel H. Ruddy
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Environmental & Toxic Tort – What’s Your Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) IQ Score?" 2022 CLM Focus: November (theclm.org) (November 3, 2022). Speaker: Laura Foggan.
Speech/Presentation
"Insurers’ COVID-19 Notepad: What You Need to Know Now - Week of October 31, 2022," (October 31, 2022). Contacts: Laura Foggan, Adam J. Singer, Rachel A. Jankowski, Samuel H. Ruddy
Client Alert / Newsletter
"The New ALI Restatement of Law of 'Consumer Contracts' and Related Developments," American Property Casualty Insurance Association, APCI National General Counsel Conference (apciaevents.com) (October 27, 2022). Speaker: Laura Foggan.
Speech/Presentation
"APCIA National General Counsel Conference," American Property Casualty Insurance Association, Atlanta, GA. (October 27, 2022). Speaker: Laura Foggan.
Speech/Presentation
"Insurers’ COVID-19 Notepad: What You Need to Know Now - Week of October 24, 2022," (October 24, 2022). Contacts: Laura Foggan, Adam J. Singer, Rachel A. Jankowski, Samuel H. Ruddy
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Insurers’ COVID-19 Notepad: What You Need to Know Now - Week of October 17, 2022," (October 17, 2022). Contacts: Laura Foggan, Adam J. Singer, Rachel A. Jankowski, Samuel H. Ruddy
Client Alert / Newsletter

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