P: (212) 804-4282
F: (212) 344-8066
 

Lloyd A. Gura

 

Lloyd A. Gura is a partner and member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  He has more than twenty-five years of experience in reinsurance, insurance, ERISA, environmental, tort, and healthcare litigation and arbitration. His practice includes complex insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes, subrogation, fraud, life and health claims, bad faith, property and casualty losses, directors and officers, errors and omissions, and all facets of professional liability claims, personal injury claims, premises liability, allocation disputes, insolvency issues, clergy molestation, Bermuda Form arbitrations, construction defect coverage and claims involving asbestos products and non-products.

Mr. Gura has published articles in Best’s Review, Business Insurance, the New York Law Journal, CPCU Claims Quarterly, and the Risk Management Newsletter concerning insurance and reinsurance issues. Mr. Gura lectures at seminars and conferences sponsored by, among others, AIRROC, ARIAS-US, Mealey’s, American Conference Institute, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Reinsurance Association of America, HB Litigation Conferences, Perrin Conferences, Zurich, The Hartford, R&Q, ACE, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Riverstone and Lehman Brothers on insurance and reinsurance law and practice. He has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States and participated in more than one hundred and fifty reinsurance/insurance arbitrations in the United States and London. He is admitted to the New York and Connecticut bars and is a member of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, where he is on the Committee on Insurance, and of the New York State Bar Association.

Memberships/Honors

  • Recognized in Who's Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance 2019
    The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers:
    The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers list is issued by Law Business Research Ltd. Learn more about the selection methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
  • Nominated by peers and in-house counsel to appear in 2018 Insurance and Reinsurance Expert Guide
    Guide to the World's Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers:
    The Guide to the World's Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers list is issued by Expert Guides. Learn more about the selection methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
  • Recognized in Chambers USA 2018 Guide: "very detail-oriented." Mr. Gura "has expertise representing insurers in a range of coverage litigation, including environmental, mass tort and healthcare-related disputes. He also has experience handling reinsurance arbitration matters."
    Chambers
    The Chambers list is issued by Chambers and Partners researchers. Learn more about the selection methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
  • Recognized in The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers 2015-2018: Mr. Gura is "'a great representative' and a formidable name in the insurance and reinsurance market, according to interviewees. His enviable practice sees him assist clients with a broad range of complex matters."
    The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers:
    The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers list is issued by Law Business Research Ltd. Learn more about the selection methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
  • Selected to New York Magazine's Leaders in the Law, New York's Leading Lawyers Guide 2018
  • Named as one of Expert Guide’s top Insurance and Reinsurance Practitioners - 2015
    Guide to the World's Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers:
    The Guide to the World's Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers list is issued by Expert Guides. Learn more about the selection methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
  • Recognized in Super Lawyers 2010-2018
    Super Lawyers:
    The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. Learn more about the selection methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
  • Journal Of Reinsurance, Advisory Panel member
  • AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Society (ARIAS-US)
  • Finalist LexisNexis Insurer Attorney of the Year 2008
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, Committee on Insurance
  • Nassau County Bar Association

undefined

Publications

  • Co-author, “Two Decisions Under New York Law on “Pro Rata” vs. “Joint and Several” Allocation, MCWG Newsletter, issue 4, Volume 23 – Winter, 2015/16.
  • Author, “Pros and Cons of a Flexible Process” a chapter in “Straight From the Top: Leading ADR Lawyers Discuss Best Practices for Alternative Dispute Resolution”  published by ExecSense and available on line at Apple, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble book stores, September 14, 2012.
  • Co-Author, “Arbitration and Federal Post-Judgment Interest: Superseding Statutory Rate?,” New York Law Journal, February 21, 2012.
  • Co-Author, “Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Reinsurance Issues,” The Journal of Reinsurance, Fall 2011 Issue Vol. 18 No. 4.
  • Author, “Declaratory Judgment Expenses,” Global Claims Consulting – Guy Carpenter 2008.
  • Author, “Midland Insurance Company, in Liquidation: Twenty Years Later, Focus Turns to Reinsurers,” MCWG Newsletter, Winter 2006.
  • Author, “Molestation Claims- Legislative and Judicial Developments Regarding the Statute of Limitations,” Claims Quarterly, December 2005.
  • Author, “Non-Product Asbestos Liability Claims: The New Phenomenon” The Risk Management Newsletter Vol. 25, Issue 2 (2004).
  • Author, “Looming Asbestos Liabilities Raise Coverage Questions,” Business Insurance, September 15, 2003.
  • Author, “Compelling Resolution,” Best’s Review, July, 2002.
  • Author, “When is an Occurrence not an Occurrence – When it is a Breach of Contract,” MCWG Newsletter, 1999.

Speaking Engagements

  • Chair, New York City Reinsurance Conference, September, 2018.
  • Chair, New York City Reinsurance Conference, September, 2017.
  • Chair, New York City Reinsurance Conference, September, 2016.
  • Chair, New York City Reinsurance Conference, September, 2015.
  • Chair, New York City Reinsurance Conference, September, 2014.
  • Presenter, Reinsurance Association of America, Re Claims Bermuda, “Unique Issues Affecting the Reinsurance Industry Arising Out of 2015 Winter Storms,” March 16, 2016.
  • Presenter, IRUA’s Claims and Underwriting Aspects of Emerging Risks, “Medical/Legalized Marijuana,” March 9, 2016.
  • Presenter, IRU’s Reinsurance Contracts Seminar, “Dispute Resolution and Service of Suit.”  May 13, 2015.
  • Presenter, AIRROC’s Annual  Commutations and Networking Conference, “Supply Chain Disruptions/Contingent Time Element Coverage,” October 15, 2014.
  • Chair, HB Litigation Reinsurance Roundtable,  September 15, 2014.
  • Presenter, Zurich North America Actuarial Networking Conference, “Autonomous Vehicles: Emerging Legal Issues,” August, 2014.
  • Presenter, Zurich North America Actuarial Networking Meeting, August 2013.
  • Presenter, “Exploring the Interruption of Supply Chains after an ARkStorm,” ARIAS Spring Conference, May 8-10, 2013.
  • Co-chair, AIRROC’s Annual Commutations and Networking Conference October 16th – 19th 2011.
  • Presenter, “Climate Change/Natural Disasters,” Reinsurance Association of America, September 14-15, 2011.
  • Lecturer, “The Insurance and Reinsurance Impacts of the Japan Earthquake Webinar,” Perrin Conferences, May 2011.
  • Lecturer, “Survivor,” AIRROC/R&Q Commutations & Networking Event, October 2010.
  • Lecturer, “Exposure to Insurers/Reinsurers From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill,” Re Claims 2010, Reinsurance Association of America, September 2010.
  • Case Study Presenter, Re Claims 2010, Reinsurance Association of America, September 2010.
  • Lecturer, Reinsurance Magazine – Claims & Run-Off Seminar, London, England, December 9, 2009
  • Presenter, “Reinsurance Seminar: London v. New York,” MCWG/Reynolds Porter Chamberlain Joint Seminar, London, England, September 23, 2009.
  • Co-Chair, BVR Legal/Mealey’s Conference 2009 – The Insurance Industry’s Top 10 Risks and Opportunities.
  • Lecturer, ARIAS-US – Panel Discussion Concerning Ethical Problems in Reinsurance.
  • Lecturer, American Conference Institute – Reinsurance and Non Product Asbestos Coverage Issues.
  • Lecturer, American Conference Institute – Access to Records Clauses – Use and Abuse.
  • Lecturer, American Conference Institute – Organizational Meetings.
  • Lecturer, Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Recent Developments in Reinsurance Law
  • Lecturer, Reinsurance Association of America – Recent Developments in Follow the Fortunes and Follow the Settlements and their Impact on Allocation.
  • Lecturer, Reinsurance Association of America – Natural Catastrophes and Reinsurance.
  • Lecturer, American Conference Institute – Apportioning Losses – Allocating and Aggregating Complex Claims.
  • Lecturer, Lehman Brothers Global Reinsurance Conference – Reinsurance Disputes in the Global Marketplace.
  • Lecturer, Mealey’s – Reinsurance 101.
  • Lecturer, Marcus Evans – Reinsurance Case Studies.

Admissions

New York
Connecticut
First, Second, Third and Tenth Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal

Education

B.A., State University of New York, Binghamton
J.D., Brooklyn Law School