Tancred Schiavoni, Chair of the Firm’s Insurance Practice, represents insurance and reinsurance companies in a variety of disputes, including bad faith claims and environmental coverage litigation. Tanc has represented carriers in cases in a number of states, including New Jersey, New York, and New Hampshire.
He has also conducted and assisted in mediations and provided coverage advice to clients to assist them in avoiding disputes without the need for litigation. Tanc participated at trial in the defense of a major environmental coverage action involving multiple parties and claims for coverage exceeding US$500 million.
Tanc also was involved in the trial of another major multiparty coverage dispute involving coverage claims in a dozen states and Canada.
Chambers USA notes that Tanc is “known as a go-to lawyer on high-stakes mass tort and insurance bad faith litigation.”
Apart from his work for insurance companies, Tanc has been active in a broad range of complex commercial litigation and appeals in both federal and state court, involving such issues as accountants liability, fraudulent conveyance, securities, and employment litigation.
Tanc has represented lenders and borrowers in actions involving securities transactions and loans. He has also been involved in a variety of adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court.
- New York
- US District Court, District of Connecticut, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of New York
- US Court of Appeals, Second, Third, Ninth, and Federal Circuits
- US Supreme Court
- Georgetown University, J.D., 1988: Member, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
- Georgetown University, B.S., 1984
- New York City Bar Association
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