Nicholas Insua joined Reed Smith’s insurance recovery group as a partner in its Princeton and New York offices.
Insua focuses his practice on insurance recovery litigation and counselling, as well as general business litigation. He joins the firm from Anderson Kill, where he was a shareholder.
“Nick has significant experience handling claims involving catastrophic first-party property damage and business interruption; among the most in demand areas right now due to two major forces – the pandemic and an increase in catastrophic natural disasters,” said partner David Halbreich, chair of Reed Smith’s insurance recovery group. “We’re looking forward to the talent and additional bench strength he will bring to the group at an incredibly busy time.”
Insua represents companies and executives under Directors & Officers and Errors & Omissions policies, as well as under general liability insurance policies, employment practices liability policies, inland marine insurance policies, and fidelity and crime policies. His experience extends to reinsurance arbitration, including handling confidential domestic and foreign matters.
Insua is the co-author of the book “Business Income Insurance Disputes” with Reed Smith partner Richard Lewis, which was published in 2006. He is a frequent author and lecturer on time-element insurance.
“Nick has spent his career representing policyholders in obtaining insurance benefits that they paid for but are in dispute; his practice is perfectly aligned with our firm’s policyholder practice,” said New Jersey Office Managing Partner Diane Bettino in a prepared statement. “He already has strong relationships and a strong reputation here and we are thrilled he has rejoined the firm.”
Reed Smith’s insurance recovery practice was named Insurance Litigation Department of the Year for 2021 by The American Lawyer for its handling of several landmark cases over the past two years.