John H. Fontham focuses on litigation and arbitration of insurance coverage disputes and related contractual indemnity claims. A partner in our Insurance Coverage and Recovery practice, Jack exclusively represents insurance policyholders. Jack advises clients on the form and structure of their insurance programs and the insurance and indemnity provisions in their contracts, and litigates disputes arising in those areas.
Jack regularly handles first- and third-party insurance coverage claims for leading companies in the construction, energy, life sciences and consumer products sectors. Jack has a proven track record of securing insurance recoveries for asbestos-related bodily injury claims and other mass tort liabilities, as well as for large business interruption and property damage losses incurred in connection with construction projects and in a variety of other venues. Jack has helped recover more than $1 billion for policyholder clients through prelitigation settlements, trials and arbitrations.
Jack assists policyholder clients and their brokers with all phases of claims analysis, claims submission, claims adjustment and prelitigation settlement negotiations. Jack also advises clients on the form and structure of their fronting, captive and self-insurance programs, and on the allocation of insurance assets in corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Jack has handled matters under a wide variety of insurance policies, including general liability; “all risk” property; business interruption; builder’s risk and delay in start-up; directors’ and officers’ liability; political risk; employment practices liability; automobile liability; errors and omissions liability; environmental and pollution; and fidelity and crime.
- J.D., University of Virginia
- B.A., University of Virginia
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
- American Bar Association (sections: Litigation, Tort & Insurance Practice)
- District of Columbia Bar
- Louisiana State Bar Association
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