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Tacie H. Yoon

Counsel

tyoon@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2557
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Tacie H. Yoon is a counsel in the firm's Insurance/Reinsurance and Bankruptcy groups in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office. Tacie represents insurers in bankruptcy litigation and coverage disputes typically involving underlying mass tort claims arising from asbestos, talc, and sexual molestation.

Most recently, Tacie has represented insurers in the bankruptcy cases of Imerys, the Diocese of New UlmDuro DyneGarlock, Geo. V. HamiltonBudd, Plant Insulation, W.R. Grace, Flintkote, Thorpe Insulation, Leslie Controls, Chemtura, and Canal Corporation. She has litigated a broad range of bankruptcy matters, including plan confirmation objections, automatic stay issues, issues concerning the sale and disposition of significant assets, claim objections, motions to appoint trustees, adequacy of disclosure statements, and approvals of settlements. She also has experience in counseling insurance clients concerning the implications of a potential bankruptcy filing by an insured. 

Tacie also counsels and represents insurance carriers in complex coverage disputes, including those arising from underlying claims involving exposure to asbestos, environmental liability under CERCLA or similar state statutes, and sexual molestation in academic or religious settings. Tacie has experience handling policy interpretation and insurance coverage issues such as trigger of coverage, number or occurrences, choice of law, duty to defend, allocation of liability among insurers, contribution among insurers, enforceability of anti-assignment provisions, and successor liability.

On occasion, Tacie works with teams of lawyers from the firm's Insurance Group, Torts Group, Bankruptcy Group, and Corporate Group to perform due diligence and counsel clients who are considering purchasing or investing in companies that face exposure to asbestos liabilities, or that have emerged from an asbestos bankruptcy, regarding the risks and benefits of such proposed transactions.

Tacie is also involved in national and local bar associations. She has held leadership positions as an officer on the Board of Governors of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and on the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington D.C. Area (APABA-DC). She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the NAPABA Law Foundation.

Education

  • Yale University, B.A.
  • Boston College Law School, J.D.

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania (inactive)

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"INSIGHT: Companies May Be Thwarted By These Business Interruption Defenses," Bloomberg Law (April 13, 2020). Authors: Mark D. Plevin, Tacie Yoon, Austin J. Sutta.
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"A Look Back At Mass Tort Bankruptcy Classes In 2019-Asbestos And Beyond," Journal of Bankruptcy Law (April/May 2020). Authors: Mark D. Plevin, and Tacie H. Yoon.
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"A Look Back at Mass Tort Bankruptcy Cases in 2019 – Asbestos and Beyond," (January 22, 2020). Contacts: Mark D. Plevin, Tacie H. Yoon
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Insurers' Obligations to Defunct Insureds: Recent Cases, Arguments From Policyholder and Insurer Perspectives," Strafford Live CLE Webinars (November 2019). Speaker: Tacie H. Yoon.
Speech/Presentation
Forbes Names Crowell & Moring to List of America's Top Corporate Law Firms (Oct.10.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"Courts Adopt More Demanding Standards For Appointing Future Claimants' Representatives In Asbestos Bankruptcy Cases," Journal of Bankruptcy Law (July/August 2019). Authors: Mark D. Plevin, and Tacie H. Yoon.
Publication
Crowell & Moring Elects Eight New Partners and Promotes 21 Associates to Counsel (Jan.03.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"Liability Insurance Coverage from the Policyholder and Insurer Perspective – Tips and Practice Pointers on Identifying, Evaluating and Handling Insurance Claims," National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual Convention (November 2017). Speaker: Tacie H. Yoon.
Speech/Presentation
"Where Are They Now, Part Eight: An Update On Developments In Asbestos-Related Bankruptcy Cases," Mealey's Asbestos Bankruptcy Report, Vol. 16, No. 2 (September 2016). Co-Authors: Mark D. Plevin, Tacie H. Yoon, Leslie A. Davis, Brendan V. Mullan, Belinda Y. Liu, and Galen P. Sallomi.
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"Where Are They Now, Part Seven: An Update On Developments In Asbestos-Related Bankruptcy Cases," Mealey's Asbestos Bankruptcy Report, Vol. 13, No. 12 (July 2014). Co-Authors: Mark D. Plevin, Leslie A. Davis, Tacie H. Yoon, and Rebecca Suarez.
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