David M. Halbreich is the practice group leader of Reed Smith’s Insurance Recovery Group, with more than 80 exclusively policyholder focused attorneys in offices throughout the United States, as well as around the world, including Europe and Singapore.
He also represents clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, financial services, real estate development, electronics, telecommunications, construction and others.
He is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, named one of the “leading lawyers nationwide,” and awarded Band 1 (highest) rating for insurance in each of its 2004 through 2008 guides. In 2004, David was named California Lawyer of the Year (“CLAY”) for Litigation in connection with the work done on behalf of Western Mac Arthur which led to settlements valued at approximately $2.2 billion.
David has represented policyholder clients seeking coverage for securities fraud claims, fiduciary liability claims, mortgage claims, asbestos and other toxic tort related claims, environmental/hazardous waste clean-up claims, product liability claims, first-party property claims, professional malpractice claims, construction defect claims, Y2K remediation costs, earthquake damage claims, claims by former employees, and patent infringement claims.
He has also represented media and entertainment companies in a variety of recovery claims and litigation arising out of contract disputes. His complex business litigation experience includes a class action against a major technology company under Business and Professions Code § 17200; a worldwide franchise dispute with a major soft drink company; several cases involving complex breach of fiduciary duty claims involving trade secret, copyright and unfair competition issues.
- George Washington University Law School, 1983, J.D.
- Binghamton University, State University of New York, 1980, B.A.
Professional Admissions & Qualifications :
- District of Columbia
Professional Affiliations :
- State Bar of California
- American Bar Association, Litigation Section
- Committee on Insurance Coverage, Former Co-Chair of Sub-Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Former Member, Committee on Administration of Justice, appointed September 1992
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