David Goodwin is partner in the firm’s San Francisco office and a member of the Insurance Coverage, Arbitration, and Appellate practice groups.
Mr. Goodwin is one of the nation’s leading insurance coverage practitioners, ranked in the highest tier by Chambers USA both nationally and in California. Law360 has named him one of the country’s top three “most valuable players” in the insurance practice area. Chambers USA described him as “one of the strongest players around in contentious insurance cases” and “a world-class litigator and an expert in insurance disputes.” Who’s Who Legal calls him a “superb coverage lawyer.”
With nearly 30 years of experience representing corporate policyholders in insurance coverage disputes and litigation, his practice runs the gamut of insurance issues, including major property damage and business interruption losses, errors and omissions, fidelity, crime, financial guarantee, and director and officer claims, offshore, and onshore construction insurance disputes, and marine, products liability and environmental insurance matters. Mr. Goodwin has served as a party arbitrator in numerous insurance arbitrations. He also is a highly experienced appellate advocate who has argued more than 50 appeals.
Mr. Goodwin is a vice-chair of Covington’s litigation practice. He also has served as an adjunct professor at The University of California at Berkeley Law School, where he taught courses on insurance law.