Awards & Rankings

Chambers USA

Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass
Recognized in Chambers Guide 

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Chambers USA 2021
“They are an excellent firm. They’re collaborative and look out for clients.”
Lloyd Gura maintains a respected carrier-side disputes practice and counts premier insurance companies among his clients. “He is very well respected.”


“Effective lawyers and great assets to our team.”, “They’re a go-to firm.”
“They’re really well known and well respected in the insurance and reinsurance arbitration space and I have a lot of confidence in them for this kind of work.”

Chambers recognized Lloyd A. Gura as a notable practitioner:
“Lloyd Gura has a respected carrier-side disputes practice and counts premier insurance companies among his clients. He is exemplary in the way he works and is highly practical and creative in finding resolutions.”


“[They] have a great appreciation of 9-dimensional chess. They have the ability to wade through really complex and high-value cases, in multiple jurisdictions and fora.

Both Lloyd A. Gura and Philip C. Silverberg were recognized as notable practitioners:
Lloyd A. Gura: “his experience advising insurance market clients on a range of high-value coverage and bad faith litigation. “He is extremely responsive and very practical” and “He goes to great lengths to understand our business and the types of issues that we face, and to weigh up the business risks.”

Philip C. Silverberg: “his handling a broad range of complex contentious insurance and reinsurance market matters. He is particularly highlighted for his experience advising on property damage and catastrophic loss litigation.


“[They] produce high-quality work, are responsive and great problem solvers for us.” “A very professional team whose strengths are understanding their client’s needs and wishes and the ability to carry out requests.”

Lloyd A. Gura and Philip C. Silverberg were recognized as notable practitioners:
Lloyd A. Gura: “has expertise in representing insurers in a range of coverage litigation, including environmental, mass tort and healthcare-related disputes. He also has experience handling reinsurance arbitration matters.” “very detail-oriented.”

Philip C. Silverberg: has experience handling an array of coverage litigation and arbitration matters, with particular expertise in catastrophic damage claims.” Interviewees praised Philip for his “knowledge, responsiveness and advocacy.”


Mound Cotton lawyers “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 C. Silverberg and Lawrence Greengrass were recognized:
“Philip Silverberg is noted 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 noted 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 “bring[s] 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.”


“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.”

“Across the board, MCWG lawyers are responsive, technically excellent and reasonable and realistic in their assessments.”

“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.’”




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