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Teresa Lewi
Teresa T. Lewi
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5045 tlewi@cov.com Download V-card

Teresa Lewi is a litigator who represents and provides strategic advice to clients in a broad range of industries. Ms. Lewi’s practice focuses on insurance recovery and employment litigation.

Ms. Lewi represents policyholders in insurance coverage disputes relating to numerous types of liability policies, as well as first-party property and business interruption claims. In addition, she regularly advises employers on federal, state, and local employment laws. Ms. Lewi’s litigation experience includes taking and defending depositions, and arguing before trial and appellate courts on motions and appeals.

  • Represents a global manufacturer against numerous excess general liability insurers for coverage of underlying asbestos claims.
  • Advises corporate policyholders seeking coverage under general liability, employers liability, and cyber policies.
  • Represents employers in litigation brought under federal and state laws concerning discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and related claims.
  • Represented a major energy company in litigation over umbrella and excess coverage for underlying environmental liability actions.
  • Represented a global food ingredients company in high-stakes commercial litigation in federal court.
  • Represented a prominent hospital in connection with its property damage and business interruption claims arising from Superstorm Sandy.

Pro Bono

  • Represents a prominent D.C. non-profit seeking coverage for first-party property losses to historical buildings.
  • Advises D.C. non-profits on personnel policies and developments in federal, state, and local employment laws.
  • Achieved favorable settlement with a government agency on behalf of a non-profit that advocates for policyholders.
  • Advised New York businesses and non-profits on maximizing insurance recovery for their Superstorm Sandy losses.
  • Represented non-profits in New York in connection with employment-related matters.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of D.C.
  • 2014 Pro Bono Publico Awards Recipient, The Legal Aid Society (October 2014)
  • Hot List 2014 Honoree, Lawyers of Color LLC (July 2014)