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Rachel A. Jankowski

Associate

rjankowski@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2647
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Rachel A. Jankowski is an Insurance/Reinsurance Group associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial insurance coverage disputes and bankruptcy litigation. Her work includes preparing amicus briefs and tracking COVID-19 business interruption cases to counsel insurers and reinsurers on litigation trends and emerging risks.

Before joining the firm, Rachel served as a law clerk for the Honorable Wendy W. Berger in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the Honorable James J. Tancredi in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut. Prior to her clerkships, Rachel worked as claims counsel for the largest title insurance company in the country, making coverage determinations for secured lenders and homeowners and defending the insurer against bad faith lawsuits.

A proud Double Wolverine, Rachel received both her J.D. and B.A. in political science and history from the University of Michigan. While in law school, Rachel worked as an advanced student attorney in the Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic, securing an acquittal for her client in a criminal assault trial. She also represented survivors of sex and labor trafficking in the Human Trafficking Clinic. She was an editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law and argued in the Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition. During law school, Rachel interned for Deloitte in its tax and legal services department, advising clients on tax advice and penalty abatement, and spent a summer in London working for a bioethics organization analyzing international stem cell laws.

Representative Matters

  • Represent insurers in complex commercial coverage litigation involving cyber issues.
  • Defend insurers and excess insurers in mass tort bankruptcy litigation, including talc and asbestos.
  • Counsel insurers on the duty to defend in coverage disputes involving reinsurers.
  • Prepare amicus briefs for trade associations for submission to appellate courts across the country.
  • Counsel clients on litigation trends and emerging risks in COVID-19 business interruption and pollution exclusion litigation.

Education

  • University of Michigan, B.A. (2013)
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (2016)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice in District of Columbia and Illinois.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Federal Bar Association

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"Insurers’ COVID-19 Notepad: What You Need to Know Now - Week of October 11, 2021," Insurance/Reinsurance Alert (October 11, 2021). 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 4)," Insurance/Reinsurance Alert (October 4, 2021). Contacts: Laura Foggan, Rachel A. Jankowski, Samuel H. Ruddy, Adam J. Singer
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Sixth Circuit Vacates Henderson Road Ruling That Had Favored Policyholders on Covid-19 Claims," Insurance/Reinsurance Alert (October 1, 2021). Contacts: Laura Foggan, Rachel A. Jankowski
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Insurers’ COVID-19 Notepad: What You Need to Know Now - Week of 09.27.2021," Insurance/Reinsurance Alert (September 27, 2021). Contacts: Laura Foggan, Adam J. Singer, Rachel A. Jankowski, Samuel H. Ruddy
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Third Straight Appellate Court Joins in Unanimous View: No Coverage for COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims," Insurance/Reinsurance Alert (September 23, 2021). Contacts: Laura Foggan, Rachel A. Jankowski
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Insurers' COVID-19 Notepad: What You Need to Know Now, Week of 9.20.2021," Insurance/Reinsurance Alert (September 22, 2021). 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 September 13, 2021," Insurance/Reinsurance Alert (September 13, 2021). 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 August 30, 2021," Insurance/Reinsurance Alert (August 30, 2021). 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 August 16, 2021," Insurance/Reinsurance Alert (August 16, 2021). 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 August 9, 2021," Insurance/Reinsurance Alert (August 9, 2021). Contacts: Laura Foggan, Adam J. Singer, Rachel A. Jankowski, Samuel H. Ruddy
Client Alert / Newsletter

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