Shawn's practice focuses on resolving complex insurance coverage and reinsurance disputes through litigation and arbitration. Some of his largest cases have involved sorting out insurance and reinsurance issues stemming from major asbestos, construction defect, health hazard, pollution, natural disaster, property, bankruptcy and insolvency actions. He has a long record of success in state and federal courts, including at both the trial court and appellate court level. His clients include some of the leading insurance companies in the US, with a growing insurance-based practice in the UK.
- Successfully represented a large domestic insurer in a massive asbestos coverage litigation involving more than $1.85 billion in asbestos liabilities, producing a multimillion-dollar judgment for insurer-client.
- Successfully represented ceding insurers and assuming reinsurers in a wide variety of reinsurance disputes, including numerous confidential arbitration proceedings and several matters before the US Court of Appeals.
- Successfully represented $11 billion in pension funds in the largest insurance rehabilitation proceeding in New Jersey history.