Kevin J. Finnerty

Kevin Finnerty represents global insurers and reinsurers in significant coverage disputes, and helps financial services companies, biotech companies, and other industry-leading companies to resolve complex commercial litigation successfully and efficiently. He has handled cases in a variety of state and federal courts, and in arbitration.

In 2017, Kevin served as a Special Assistant District Attorney with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

Kevin’s clients have included Starr Insurance Companies, John Hancock Financial, and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.


  • Boston Magazine Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation (2022)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers "Rising Star"
  • The Legal 500: Rising Star (2022-2024)

Representative Engagements

  • Advise reinsurers concerning COVID-19 coverage disputes in connection with property, liability, and workers’ compensation losses.
  • Represent reinsurers and cedents in coverage disputes concerning property catastrophes, asbestos losses, construction defects, variable annuities, and industry loss warranties.
  • Advise insurers with respect to complex coverage issues, including talc losses, pharmaceutical losses, and nationwide clergy abuse claims.
  • Prevailed at trial while representing leading insurer in action to rescind $25 million product contamination policy based upon policyholder’s material misrepresentation during the policy application process.
  • Represented international financial services company in successful appeal regarding breach of pharmaceutical research funding agreement, leading to recovery of more than $50 million.
  • Represented industry-leading biotechnology company in trade secret misappropriation lawsuit.
  • Represented global private equity firm in successful motion to dismiss breach of contract action.

Presentations & Publications

Education & Credentials

Boston College Law School
JD, 2014, magna cum laude
Articles Editor, Boston College Law Review
Tufts University
BA, 2011



District of Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit