Sarah Gordon maintains a multifaceted litigation practice that encompasses insurance and reinsurance, employee benefits, and professional liability. She handles a wide variety of coverage disputes, reinsurance arbitrations, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation, professional malpractice matters, and more. Clients appreciate her practical approach and ability to translate complex matters into concise, persuasive arguments.
In the insurance and reinsurance realm, Sarah represents clients in complex litigation before federal and state courts and arbitration panels. She represents insurance companies involved in a wide range of coverage disputes, including latent health coverage claims, long-tail environmental coverage claims, and claims against directors and officers.
Most recently, she has been centrally involved on behalf of insurers in coverage disputes over sports-related brain injury claims (concussions), personal and advertising injury claims, cyber coverage claims, and abuse claims. On the reinsurance side, Sarah has extensive experience representing cedents and reinsurers in the life, health, and property/casualty industries.
Sarah’s work in the reinsurance area routinely involves the duty of utmost good faith, the interpretation of treaty language, claims management, premium disputes, and underwriting practices. Sarah has extensive arbitration experience.
In addition, Sarah partners with clients on employee benefits matters, with a concentration on ERISA litigation and administrative investigations. She has litigated matters involving breach of fiduciary duty, failure to monitor, and other ERISA claims. On the investigative side, Sarah has represented venture capital operating companies, insurers, financial advisors, and pension plan sponsors before the Department of Labor.
Sarah’s practice also includes high-stakes commercial litigation and professional malpractice matters. And, she maintains a robust pro bono practice, which includes, among other things, drafting Supreme Court amicus briefs and obtaining political asylum for refugees.
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