Lara Degenhart Cassidy is Special Counsel with the firm's insurance coverage practice, where she helps individuals, groups, and companies tackle their most challenging insurance problems.
Lara represents businesses and individuals in insurance-recovery negotiation, arbitration, and litigation over coverage for complex, high-value, multi-disciplinary commercial disputes and regulatory investigations. Her clients include well-known companies in the energy, chemical, retail, technology, manufacturing, construction, financial services, political law, and entertainment industries. Representative matters have included pursuing coverage for bet-the-company securities fraud litigation and regulatory investigations, media defamation claims arising out of politically charged social media posts, and wrongful death attributed to fouled groundwater. She is a creative problem-solver offering practical, strategic and business-oriented legal advice to her clients.
Lara has significant experience in pursuing insurance coverage for companies and their individual directors, officers, and managers under Directors & Officers (D&O) or Management Liability insurance policies. She has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of her clients, including investigation, defense, response, and settlement costs for class-action securities litigations, shareholder derivative suits, formal and informal regulatory and administrative proceedings, and internal corporate investigations. She also has extensive experience with commercial general liability, property, employment practices liability, cyber liability and media liability policies, under which she has pursued coverage for a wide array of environmental claims, product liability suits, business interruption claims, wrongful termination suits, data breaches, defamation claims, and misleading advertising.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Lara Degenhart Cassidy