Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP
Recognized in Chambers & Partners Guide for 2015
According to Chambers, commentators — mainly clients — note that Mound Cotton “have demonstrated vast knowledge of crisis management and are particularly keen on the intricacies involved in handling a crisis management coverage issue.” “They provide quality service to their clients.”
Philip Silverberg is admired for his active participation in the first-party property claim arena, where he is frequently brought in by insurers on catastrophe losses. Recently he has been involved in claims arising out of Superstorm Sandy. One commentator noted that he has “the technical skills and experience to deal with complex matters.”
Lawrence Greengrass is admired for his extensive experience in the arbitration process. One commentator said: “He is one of the most experienced reinsurance lawyers in the US. He is calm, collected and has a not overly aggressive, professional air that I think serves us well in cases.”
Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass Recognized in Chambers & Partners Guide for 2014
Chambers and Partners lists the top lawyers in 185 jurisdictions throughout the world, ranking individuals in their practice areas on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client service.
According to Chambers, commentators — mainly clients — note that Mound Cotton “bring an incredible depth to the reinsurance world. They have a very deep bench and a lot of talent.” Further, “What’s attractive about the firm is they’re large
enough to deal with complex litigation but, at the same time, the partners are very approachable.” Stuart Cotton is admired in the market for his extensive experience. He represents insurers, reinsurers, managing agents, and brokers in matters including property damage, business interruption and environmental contamination. Lawrence Greengrass is adept at reinsurance and insurance matters, with areas of his strength including toxic torts and first-party property claims. According to sources, “he’s got a very broad knowledge of different types of reinsurance so he is able to advise on a wide range of issues.” Philip Silverberg handles litigation involving property and casualty losses, subrogation and environmental claims, as well as reinsurance matters. Sources say: “He’s a well-skilled negotiator and is effective counsel for insurance markets on first-party property claims.”
MCWG Increases Standing in Prestigious Legal Directory
Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass is pleased to announce that the firm has increased its standing in Chambers USA, the preeminent guide to “America’s Leading Lawyers” in the category Insurance-Dispute Resolution.
According to Chambers, “Clients see this firm as a go-to option for the more complex insurance disputes. The team has strong expertise in insurance and reinsurance matters due to a longstanding presence in the New York market. Primarily focused on representing the insurance industry, the group also deals with lawsuits involving agents and brokers, administrative agency proceedings and regulatory matters.”
A source quoted in Chambers states, “Across the board, MCWG lawyers are responsive, technically excellent and reasonable and realistic in their assessments.”
In addition to the firm’s honor, four MCWG Partners were recognized as “Key Individuals.”
“Stuart Cotton’s broad practice incorporates coverage litigation and arbitration relating to property damage, business interruption and reinsurance. ‘He’s a lawyer of great pedigree who never gets flustered,’ say sources. Peers hail Lawrence Greengrass as ‘a very reliable figure and extremely knowledgeable of the industry.’ David Silva has ‘a rather international profile, having served as lead counsel on arbitrations in London and Bermuda.’ Philip Silverberg has ‘the technical skills and experience to deal with complex matters.’”