Paul Zevnik has nearly 40 years’ experience defending mass and toxic tort, environmental and product liability suits; handling insurance recovery disputes; and structuring captives, qualified settlement funds, and other risk transfer vehicles to meet mass and toxic tort, environmental, and product liabilities. His experience extends from the courtroom to the boardroom, embracing trial and appellate practice, arbitration, mediation, advice and counsel, bankruptcy and restructuring, and private and public company transactions and financial reporting.
Paul represents clients in product and mass and toxic tort exposure cases involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, industrial equipment, building materials, consumer products, commodities, oil and gas, ships, aircraft, and machinery. In the insurance area, he handles cases related to general liability, excess, umbrella, property, casualty, errors and omissions, directors and officers, fidelity, media liability, employment practices liability, pollution legal liability, fiduciary, mortgage insurance, captive, “bumbershoot,” difference-in-conditions, and manuscript policies.
While he practices regularly in the firm’s California, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania offices, Paul has litigated, mediated or settled cases, or is currently handling matters, in more than 30 jurisdictions. He has briefed or argued cases before eight federal appellate circuits and before the Supreme Courts of California, Rhode Island, Maryland, Iowa, and Minnesota, and has participated in briefing before the United States Supreme Court. Paul’s graduate work studying American legal history at Harvard is frequently used in briefing and oral argument.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Paul A. Zevnik