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Teresa Lewi
Teresa T. Lewi
Associate
New York +1 212 841 1254 tlewi@cov.com Download V-card

Teresa Lewi represents policyholders in insurance coverage disputes relating to numerous types of claims, including first-party property and business interruption, cyber, asbestos, environmental liability, employment practices, and professional liability. She has represented policyholders in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, medical, entertainment, sports, and financial services.

Ms. Lewi also 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 prominent health services and pharmaceutical companies in obtaining coverage for product liability claims.
  • Represents a global security company in connection with its environmental liability claims.
  • Advises a leading entertainment and media enterprise on a variety of claims under its media liability and general liability policies.
  • Represents sports organizations seeking liability coverage for claims by former athletes.
  • Successfully resolved many millions of dollars of asbestos-related coverage disputes for a global manufacturer.
  • Advised a healthcare provider on maximizing recovery for its cyber and business interruption claims in connection with a ransomware attack.
  • 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

  • Advises non-profits, including schools and churches, on numerous coverage issues.
  • Advises non-profits in New York and D.C. on personnel policies and developments in federal, state, and local employment laws.
  • Achieved a favorable settlement for a prominent D.C. non-profit in connection with property damage to its historic buildings.
  • Achieved a 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)