Matthew Schlesinger represents policyholders nationwide in insurance coverage disputes and counsels clients on insurance-related issues. Legal 500 reports that Mr. Schlesinger “has a depth and breadth of experience and is very sensitive to business needs.” Using a combination of litigation and alternative dispute resolution, Mr. Schlesinger has cost-effectively recovered hundreds of millions for clients in a wide variety of hotly contested complex, multi-party cases. His clients range from Fortune 100 and 500 companies to smaller public and privately held entities, and include large financial institutions and international technology companies.
Mr. Schlesinger has particular experience obtaining coverage under financial institution and other crime bonds for losses resulting from large, sophisticated frauds, as well as handling coverage for shareholder and customer-driven financial services related claims, including under directors and officers, professional liability, and specialty policies. He also has successfully handled cyber-liability, first-party property damage and business interruption, environmental and asbestos liability, intellectual property, and a range of other claims and coverage disputes and issues. He often is retained to help negotiate a resolution to the underlying matter as well as the insurance coverage dispute.
Mr. Schlesinger also actively consults on policy renewals, helping clients obtain the most favorable policy terms possible. He speaks, writes, and is quoted on insurance coverage issues and has co-chaired or participated in numerous insurance coverage conferences.