Duncan L. Clore counsels and represents clients on director & officer liability, fidelity, and surety issues. He has extensive experience representing foreign and domestic insurers on fidelity and D&O coverage matters, both regionally and nationally. He also has extensive experience representing contract sureties in construction disputes throughout Texas.
Duncan is a former Chair of the ABA/TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, and is the previous Chair of Strasburger’s Fidelity & Surety Practice Group.
Other Court Admissions — U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
— Represented fidelity bond insurer in connection with alleged claim against major stockbroker for over $100 million in alleged losses resulting from alleged embezzlement scheme by former affiliated broker.
Represented major fidelity bond insurer in claim by Ohio stockbroker for embezzlement loss involving its alter ego owner.
Represented sureties in various performance and payment bond disputes throughout Texas, including alleged contractor defaults on projects involving the City of Corpus Christi and Ellis County, Texas.
Represented one of the excess insurers in providing notice of intent to rescind a directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policy issued to Enron Corporation.
Represented captive insurer for Independent Bankers Association of Texas as primary coverage counsel.
Represented major fidelity insurer in coverage action involving prominent San Antonio hospital in action before United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on interpretation of “Covered Instruments” provision in commercial crime policy.
Represented the American Insurance Association in preparing amicus brief in successful appeal by surety, leading to an opinion that a surety does not owe a duty of good faith and fair dealing to its principal. Associated Indem. Corp. v. C.A.T. Contracting, 964 S.W.2d 276 (Tex.).