Antonia B. Ianniello heads the Litigation Department at Steptoe and is one of the leading insurance coverage lawyers in the nation. Over more than 30 years of practice, she has served as lead counsel for major insurers in dozens of courts across the United States and arbitrations both here and in London.
She is a versatile coverage lawyer, handling a broad range of complex, high stakes coverage disputes, including asbestos, environmental, pharmaceutical and medical device, professional liability, products liability, first party property, construction defects and bad faith claims, as well as all manner of policies such as CGL, E&O, professional liability, D&O, workers compensation, excess and Bermuda Form policies. She often represents European insurers in courts in the United States as well as insurers in Bermuda Form Arbitrations.
Winner of the Business Insurance “Women to Watch” Award, Toni has been described in trade publications as a “first-rate lawyer” who produces “outstanding results in the most difficult cases,” “the person you want sitting next to you in a tough situation” and “an amazing litigator.”
Her talents have been recognized in numerous industry guides, including Chambers, Toni is recognized not only for aggressive trial advocacy, but for understanding her client’s objectives and crafting creative solutions for some of the most intractable disputes in an efficient and effective way.
A former member of the Board of Governors of the DC Bar and former General Counsel of the DC Bar, Toni also represents law firms and attorneys in defense of legal malpractice, professional negligence and ethics complaints and in business disputes involving law firm departures.
Her cases have involved RICO, securities fraud, conflicts of interest, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of partnership agreements. She has spoken extensively on professional liability and insurance subjects and was appointed to the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability. Toni serves on the Executive and Management Committees of Steptoe.
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