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Marialuisa Gallozzi
Marialuisa S. Gallozzi
Washington +1 202 662 5344 mgallozzi@cov.com Download V-card

Marialuisa (ML) Gallozzi has helped for-profit and nonprofit policyholders develop and execute efficient and practical insurance recovery strategies that have secured over half a billion dollars for complex, high-value claims. She also helps clients to place and renew insurance coverage, transfer risk in contracts and transactions, and prepare for and manage crises.


  • Represented medical device manufacturer in obtaining a full limits recovery for costs of a government investigation.
  • Represented nonprofit media corporation in the recovery of defense costs under D&O coverage for a governmental investigation by obtaining a reversal of the insurer’s denial of coverage.

General Liability

  • Represented a nonprofit organization in securing coverage from an indemnitor for property damage claims.
  • Represented multiple pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in securing defense and indemnity coverage for mass tort claims and settlements.

Insolvencies/Guaranty Funds

  • Represented professional services company in negotiating settlement of multiple litigations involving several guaranty associations and an insolvent insurer.
  • Negotiated numerous multi-million dollar settlements with insolvent insurers for pharmaceutical, medical device, manufacturing and utility companies

Crisis Preparation and Management

  • Drafted protocols for after-action reviews for major international food manufacturer.
  • Assisted biotechnology company in preparing for crisis events, including product recall, public relations incident, executive absence, regulator investigations, and power failure.
  • Advised a consumer product marketing company on communications to interested parties related to a dietary supplement recall.
  • Representing a component manufacturer before FDA in connection with an international medical device recall.


  • Advised a multinational company on an international pooling agreement.
  • Advised a pharmaceutical company on insurance brokerage and consulting agreements.
  • Represented a major American food company in complex novation transaction involving workers compensation policies.

Product Recall

  • Developed an innovative coverage theory and recovered millions from first party and third party insurers who had sued to rescind coverage for losses in connection with an international food recall.
  • Advised food manufacturers on the procurement of specialty coverage for and claims under contamination and tampering risks.


  • Represented a nonprofit organization in seeking coverage for pharmaceuticals products destroyed by fire.
  • Represented a financial services company in recovering for its property and business interruption losses caused by the September 11 terrorist attacks.


  • Advised a media company on coverage for a claim under a technology errors and omissions (“E&O”) policy. 
  • Advised a sports league on its renewal of a privacy and network liability policy.

Employee Theft

  • Obtained multiple insurance recoveries for employee theft losses arising out of foreign operations for a global health nonprofit organization.


  • Advises biotechnology companies on procurement of insurance coverages in connection with clinical trials agreements. 
  • Assisted a government contractor in obtaining coverage for international medical evacuation costs.

Pro Bono

  • Ms. Gallozzi is co-counsel for nonprofit D.C. Appleseed in proceedings that led to an order by the DC Commissioner of Insurance, Securities and Banking directing a nonprofit health insurer to develop a plan to spend $56 million of excess surplus on community health needs in the District of Columbia.
  • District of Columbia Superior Court, Civil Mediator (1997-2009) and Child Protection Mediator (2004-2009)
  • National Head Start Association, 25th Anniversary Star Honoree
  • Recognized by Washington DC Super Lawyers as one of the “Top 50 Women Lawyers” (2018) 
  • Named in 2014 by Business Insurance as among "25 Women to Watch," an annual recognition to business leaders and influential executives doing outstanding work in insurance-related fields.
  • Fellow, American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel
  • Chambers USA, leading Insurance - Policyholder lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers, Legal Media Group/Euromoney
  • The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers
  • Washingtonian, Best Lawyers
  • Charles F.C. Ruff Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year (2004)