J.P. Jaillet

Chair - Insurance & Reinsurance

J.P. Jaillet focuses on financial litigation. J.P. represents insurers, reinsurers, lenders, and secured creditors in court and arbitration.

J.P. is Choate’s Hiring Partner, where he helps lead firm-wide attorney recruitment.


  • Chambers USA
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • The Legal 500: Next Generation Partner (2020-2023)

Representative Engagements

Insurance and Reinsurance

  • Advise reinsurers concerning COVID-19 coverage issues in connection with property, liability, and workers’ compensation losses.
  • Trial counsel for reinsurers concerning large property claims and aggregation issues, including with respect to ice dam, wildfire, and storm losses.
  • Advised life insurers and reinsurers concerning variable annuity disputes.
  • Trial counsel for leading reinsurer in $75 million arbitration concerning treaty underwriting issues.
  • Obtained $100 million recovery in catastrophe bond dispute.


  • Represented secured lenders as litigation counsel in various Chapter 11 cases.
  • Trial counsel for secured lender in contested debtor-in-possession proceedings in Tuesday Morning bankruptcy.
  • Represent major technology company in connection with alleged $40 million fraudulent transfer.
  • Obtained summary judgment for investor in lawsuit alleging $25M million investment fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.

Publications and Presentations

  • “Post-Pandemic COVID Losses,” moderator, ARIAS Re/insurance Seminar, March 2023.
  • “An Update on Complex and Emerging Risks: Revivor Claims, Opioids and PFAS,” panelist, ARIAS-US Spring Conference, May 2021.
  • “Opioid Coverage Issues:  A Primer,” Boston, MA, February 5, 2018.
  • “After the Final Award: When is it permissible and appropriate for panels to retain jurisdiction?,” ARIAS webinar, September 2017.
  • "Reinsurance Risk," speaker, American Bar Association – Insurance Litigation Conference, March 2017
  • "Reinsurance Primer," speaker, Boston Bar Association, April 2016.
  • "Deflategate, Reinsurance and Arbitrator Bias," author, Employment Law360, August 2015.
  • "Ex Parte Communication in Reinsurance Arbitrations: Impact of Recent Cases," speaker, ARIAS Arbitrator Workshop.
  • “The Ins and Outs of Cyber-insurance,” speaker, Boston Bar Association seminar.

Education & Credentials

University of Virginia School of Law
JD, 2000
University of Notre Dame
BA, 1997, magna cum laude



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