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Thomas F. Breen


Thomas F. Breen is a partner with extensive experience representing domestic and international insurers in disputes involving directors’ and officers’ liability lawyers’ professional liability, miscellaneous professional liability and managed healthcare professional liability. He has also served as counsel of record in commercial general liability coverage litigation arising from construction defect claims. The underlying lawsuits often involve complex RICO, ERISA and federal securities law violations alleged by nationwide classes.

Mr. Breen’s professional practice emphasizes all aspects of claim evaluation and litigation assessment, focusing on prompt exposure reporting and efficient resolution. His background includes serving as lead trial counsel in the defense of major carriers in suits alleging wrongful disclaimer, bad faith and extra-contractual liability. Mr. Breen has considerable familiarity with all aspects of alternative dispute resolution, with specific expertise in successful negotiation tactics at mediations throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.


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New York
New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Second Department
U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States


• B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1973
• J.D., New England Law, Boston, 1976