September 20, 2020

Volume X, Number 264

Lawrence J. Bracken II

Larry Bracken has more than 30 years of experience litigating and investigating insurance coverage, class action, technology, environmental and commercial matters.

Larry has represented clients in federal and state courts throughout the United States in a broad range of cases, particularly the litigation of insurance coverage disputes, class actions and other cases involving allegations of unfair trade practices, environmental matters , and complex contract disputes. Larry has extensive experience representing technology companies and their customers in litigation and investigations involving technology service and IT infrastructure agreements; licensing; cyber security and privacy issues; and alleged misappropriation of trade secrets.

Larry is admitted to practice in Georgia, New York and Virginia, as well as before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin. After earning his law degree, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable D. Dortch Warriner of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He is a Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel.

Relevant Experience

  • Negotiated, arbitrated and litigated more than 500 insurance coverage  matters involving general and excess liability, D&O liability, E&O, technology E&O, cyber and data security, property, business interruption and time element, pollution liability, builders risk, inland marine, and other insurance.
  • Class action practice concentrates on the defense of unfair trade practice/false advertising claims, privacy and data security issues, consumer class actions, and environmental claims.
  • Advising major petroleum pipeline company about insurance coverage issues arising out of recent accidents and environmental incidents. Also advising the client about potential recoveries from contractors’ insurers and additional insured coverage.
  • Advising one of the U.S.’s largest energy infrastructure companies concerning insurance coverage issues arising out of petrochemical plant explosion. Assisted client in recovering more than $200 million from liability insurers.
  • Advising major U.S. electric utility concerning insurance coverage for alleged emissions from power generation plants.
  • Litigating claim to recover defense costs and amounts paid to settle class claims concerning allegedly improper bank fees and assessments.
  • Advising major REIT concerning first-party insurance coverage issues arising out of property damage and construction errors at residential housing complex.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Lawrence J. Bracken II

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