Marialuisa S. "ML" Gallozzi

Marialuisa S. "ML" Gallozzi

Covington & Burling LLP

Recognized since 2014

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas

Insurance Law

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Marialuisa (ML) Gallozzi has helped for-profit and nonprofit policyholders develop and execute efficient and practical insurance recovery strategies that have secured over half a billion dollars for complex, high-value claims. She also helps clients to place and renew insurance coverage, transfer risk in contracts and transactions, and prepare for and manage crises.

Chambers USA described her as “incredibly good at complex settlement structures” and Business Insurance named her as one of its "Women to Watch" in 2014. In 2016, Washington DC Super Lawyers named her one of its "Top 50 Women Lawyers." Recent engagements include:

Cyber: Lead counsel to a hospital system in obtaining insurance recoveries for a system-wide ransomware attack.

Captive: Advice on business interruption coverage.

Employee theft: Represented global companies in significant employee theft losses in the United States and Africa.

Property: Represented D.C. nonprofit corporation in insurance recovery for earthquake damage to historic Union Station.

Product Contamination/Recalls: Advised U.S. suppliers and manufacturers in connection with first-party and third party coverage claims.

Ms. Gallozzi is co-counsel for nonprofit D.C. Appleseed in proceedings that led to an order by the DC Commissioner of Insurance, Securities and Banking directing a nonprofit health insurer to develop a plan to spend $56 million of excess surplus on community health needs in the District of Columbia.

Ms. Gallozzi acquired her A.B. from Harvard University in 1982 and her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1986. She is currently a Partner at Covington & Burling LLP.


  • One CityCenter
    850 Tenth Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20001-4956


  • French
  • Italian


  • Harvard University, A.B. cum laude, graduated 1982

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, District of Columbia Bar
  • New York, New York State Bar Association


  • National Head Start Association - 25th Anniversary Star Honoree

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia Superior Court, Civil Mediator

Federal Clerkships

  • United States District Court

Covington & Burling LLP
Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia

135 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

86 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Insurance Law


  • Recognized by Washington D.C. Super Lawyers as one of the “Top 50 Women Lawyers” (2016)
  • Named in 2014 by Business Insurance as among "25 Women to Watch," an annual recognition to business leaders and influential executives doing outstanding work in insurance-related fields.
  • Fellow, American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel
  • The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
  • Charles F.C. Ruff Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year (2004)
  • Chambers USA, leading Insurance - Policyholder lawyer

Uninsured Flying Objects

by Claire O'Rourke, Laura Beth Cohen and Marialuisa S. Gallozzi

As drones and other “unmanned aerial vehicles” increasingly crowd the skies, the law—and insurance policies—will have to figure out how best to bring them back safely to terra firma.


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