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Christine Haskett
Christine S. Haskett
San Francisco +1 415 591 7087 chaskett@cov.com Download V-card

Christine Haskett represents global companies in complex coverage disputes with their insurers. Ms. Haskett’s practice encompasses disputes involving property and business interruption insurance, asbestos liabilities, product liability claims, construction claims, and D&O insurance. Ms. Haskett represents companies in a wide range of industries, and she has particular expertise within the chemical, oil, and manufacturing industries and with cases involving technologies that leverage her Chemical Engineering background.

Ms. Haskett has also represented semiconductor and pharmaceutical companies in patent and intellectual property-related disputes.

  • Represents a leading semiconductor manufacturer in disputes with its property insurers over coverage for business interruption losses arising from incidents at its manufacturing facilities.
  • Represents a private equity firm in a dispute with its representations and warranties insurer.
  • Represents Wilbur-Ellis Company, a leading international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed, and specialty chemicals and ingredients, in an insurance coverage dispute relating to product sales (Ironshore Specialty Ins. Co. v. Wilbur-Ellis Co., San Francisco Super. Ct.).
  • Represents a property developer in disputes with its liability and property insurers over coverage for damage to a 58-story apartment tower in downtown San Francisco.
  • Represents Noranda Aluminum in an insurance coverage lawsuit involving business interruption coverage for an aluminum plant that experienced two major accidents (Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. v. XL Insurance America, Inc., et al., Del. Super. Ct.).
  • Represents Freeport-McMoRan Inc. in a lawsuit involving insurance issues arising from asbestos and talc lawsuits (Columbia Cas. Co., et al. v. BP Corp., et al., San Francisco Super. Ct.).
  • Represented two major chemical companies, as co-owners of a chemical plant, in obtaining more than $550 million in property damage and business interruption insurance losses through negotiation and arbitration.
  • Represented Hudson Transmission Partners in an insurance coverage lawsuit involving business interruption coverage for a power transmission cable (Hudson Transmission Partners, LLC v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, et al., N.J. Super. Ct.).
  • Represented Samsung, SK hynix, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., and Allergan in numerous district court patent infringement cases.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel
  • State Bar of California

Previous Experience

  • Prior to law school, Ms. Haskett worked as a Process Engineer for Shell Oil Company.
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, Insurance Coverage (2017-2018)
  • Legal 500 US, Intellectual Property - Patent Litigation (2015)
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation (2014-2016)