Sergio represents companies in complex insurance coverage and bad faith disputes nationally and internationally.
Sergio counsels multinational corporations on insurance coverage and risk management issues arising in various industries – including financial services, retail, energy, technology, real estate, construction, and hospitality.
His insurance coverage advice focuses on risks such as: cyber and data breach; commercial general liability; directors and officers; professional liability; employment practices; property and casualty; business interruption; excess, umbrella, and integrated risks; and other insured and reinsured risks under occurrence based or claims-made policies. More recently, Sergio has counseled dozens of clients on insurance recoveries for COVID-19-related business interruption and other claims.
As part of his Latin America practice, Sergio advises Spanish-speaking corporate clients on cross-border exposures in connection with transactions, projects, operations, products, and services.
Sergio’s litigation, arbitration, and counseling experience includes insurance coverage and bad faith matters cumulatively exceeding one billion dollars in losses or exposures before federal and state courts throughout the United States and ADR tribunals. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and US District Courts in Virginia, Colorado and Washington, DC.
Sergio frequently makes presentations and writes articles, alerts, and contributions to the the firm’s Insurance Recovery Blog.
A strong advocate of public service, Sergio has served on the boards of several non-profits. His pro bono work includes advice to a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to combating gang violence and raising funds benefitting children living in poverty.
Advice and Counseling
Advised global investment group on coverage and other rights under complex Cayman Islands captive agreement in connection with acquisition of manufacturing company.
Advised European bank on successor liability and assignment of insurance rights under D&O and CGL policies in connection with M&A.
Advised global financial guarantee reinsurer in connection with analysis of obligations under reinsurance agreements.
Advised multilateral investment bank on borrower’s compliance with property and casualty insurance requirements in loan documents.
Counseled policyholder concerning insurer’s defense obligations under legal professional errors and omissions insurance policy.
Counseled multilateral lending institution on key-man insurance issues in connection with loans to Latin American companies.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Sergio F. Oehninger