David Attisani Named Elite Insurance Lawyer

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David Attisani Named Elite Insurance Lawyer

The Legal 500

 | June 3, 2011

David Attisani, co-chair of the Insurance & Reinsurance Group at Choate, has been named a “Leading Insurance Lawyer” by The Legal 500, a guide to the preeminent law firms in the US.  Attisani was one of only 11 attorneys in the country named to the elite “Leading Insurance Lawyers” list in the reinsurance category.  Choate’s Insurance & Reinsurance Group also received a Tier 2 national ranking from the publication, which noted that the firm is regularly sought out for “matters of the highest significance and complexity.”

According to The Legal 500, Attisani was singled out as an “extremely effective reinsurance dispute lawyer,” “skillful,” and able to “provide a responsive service and imaginative advice.”  The publication also noted that Choate’s senior partners, including John Nadas, who was recommended for his “out of the box thinking,” are “supported by a first-rate team.”

“We are very proud of David and the leadership he brings to our Insurance & Reinsurance Group,” said Bill Gelnaw and John Nadas, co-managing partners of Choate.   “He is one of the leading experts in this very complicated and competitive area of the law, and we are thrilled to see him recognized by the prestigious Legal 500 guide.”

As co-chair of Choate’s internationally recognized Insurance & Reinsurance Group, Attisani directs more than 20 insurance/reinsurance lawyers who represent national and multinational insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries in complex litigation, arbitration and bankruptcy proceedings.  Choate has clients in over 25 states across the US, and abroad in the UK, France, Switzerland, Bermuda, Barbados and other offshore locations.  Attisani focuses his practice on reinsurance arbitration and litigation on behalf of reinsurers and cedents, and arbitration and litigation for insurance companies involving coverage disputes regarding financial issues, hazardous waste sites, asbestos, 9/11 losses, archdiocese claims, toxic tort and breast implants.  Attisani is also a member of Choate’s Executive Committee.

Attisani has been elected to The International Who’s Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers (2005-2010) and to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers (2006-2009).  He was selected as one of the “10 Most Admired Insurance Attorneys in America” in 2010 by Law360 and for Best of the Best USA (2009-2011) in Insurance & Reinsurance, along with only 25 other US industry professionals.  He also has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer.  Attisani received his JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1991 and his BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Williams College in 1987.

Choate also received a Tier 1 ranking for its Mergers & Acquisitions Middle-Market practice, with The Legal 500 noting the firm’s extensive experience “in representing acquirers, targets, financing sources and investment bankers in public and private M&A, both at domestic and international levels with major deals.”  In addition, Choate received top rankings for its Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practice and Private Equity Buyouts Group.  Read more...

Published for over 20 years, The Legal 500 series of guides reviews the strengths and strategies of law firms, providing research and law firm rankings to enable clients to identify the best law firm for the job.  Research includes in-depth interviews with law firm clients and lawyers across the country.  Inclusion in The Legal 500 is based solely on merit and the series is widely regarded as offering the definitive judgment of law firm capabilities.



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