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Albert Wells
Albert (Bert) Wells
Partner
New York +1 212 841 1074 bwells@cov.com Download V-card

Bert Wells is a partner in the insurance coverage and litigation practices of Covington & Burling LLP.  He began representing commercial policyholders in connection with complex insurance recovery matters in 1995, and regularly represents policyholders, including Fortune 100 and 500 companies, in a wide range of insurance coverage matters.  He has assisted policyholders in recovering more than $500 million in insurance coverage.  He advises policyholders on assessing and maximizing the value of claims, developing and executing insurance recovery strategies, negotiating settlements, and resolving large claims through litigation, arbitration and mediation.

  • Represent a public entity in its claims for property damage, business interruption and other loss arising from Superstorm Sandy.
  • Represented policyholder in successfully obtaining directors and officers coverage in the US and Europe for multi-billion dollar underlying breach of fiduciary duty claim.
  • Represented Fortune 500 specialty equipment corporation in the successful recovery of insurance for asbestos claims, including resolution of multi-state coverage litigation through global coverage-in-place settlement.
  • Resolved claims of a regional bank against its non-performing mortgage-guaranty insurance carrier respecting half-billion dollar mortgage portfolio through federal litigation and mediation.
  • Represented Fortune 500 company in restructuring under-utilized insurance assets relevant to corporate divestitures resulting in substantial gains for client.
  • Represented the State of Minnesota in litigation and settlement of two litigations against insurance companies under Minnesota’s Landfill Cleanup Act.
  • Advise one of world’s largest retailers regarding its annual directors and officers insurance review and policy renewal negotiations.
  • Advise one of the largest financial advisors and financial institutions in the US on renewal negotiations for financial/professional liability lines.

Pro Bono

  • Safe Water Network

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Committee on Insurance Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Member
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Member
  • New York Hall of Science, Trustee
  • New York Super Lawyers, Insurance Coverage (2012-2013)