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Leading Practitioner Joins Covington’s Insurance Recovery Practice

January 5, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC, January 5, 2016 - Covington announced that Matthew Schlesinger has joined the firm as a partner in its insurance recovery practice.

“Matt has a strong track record of success in the insurance recovery field, in particular on behalf of policyholders in the financial services sector,” said Mitchell Dolin, co-chair of the firm’s global coverage practice. “As a seasoned litigator and counselor, Matt is a terrific addition to our group, which had another banner year in 2015.”

Mr. Schlesinger represents corporate policyholders in coverage litigation, arbitration, and mediations with their insurance carriers and also advises clients on issues arising in the claims presentation and placement processes. He has successfully handled coverage disputes arising out of fidelity bonds, mortgage insurance, and for directors and officers, errors and omissions, cyber, environmental, asbestos, intellectual property, and a range of other liabilities, as well as first-party property damage and business interruption insurance losses. He also routinely consults on policy renewals.

“Covington’s insurance coverage practice has long been considered among the finest in the world,” said Mr. Schlesinger. “It is an honor to join the firm and to help expand the practice in the financial services sector.”

Mr. Schlesinger earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1989 and his B.A. from American University in 1985.

For more than 30 years, Covington has successfully assisted corporate policyholders maximize their available insurance coverage. For the seventh consecutive year, Covington was the only firm Chambers USA recognized in 2015 with its nationwide “band 1” rating in the policyholder category, describing the firm as “the strongest policyholder practice in the country.” The firm helps its policyholder clients recover insurance proceeds for a wide variety of claims, including mass-tort liabilities, property and business interruption losses, and D&O, E&O, and many other types of exposures. The group has more than 100 lawyers, including 25 partners, and a long history of successfully negotiating with and litigating against virtually all major insurers.

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