We are leaders in the insurance-coverage space for a reason—not just because of our mastery of the subject matter, but because of our ability to consistently zero in on, and proactively address, our clients’ needs.
Our multidisciplinary insurance-coverage team represents some of the nation’s largest primary and excess insurers in complex-coverage matters. Clients have trusted HSE to evaluate potential liability and risk, analyze coverage issues to assist in resolving high-exposure claims, provide proactive and strategic recommendations, and aggressively defend their interests.
Our team is well known and respected, locally and nationally, for their in-depth knowledge of insurance-coverage issues. They not only follow insurance-coverage trends and regulations, but also help educate clients and colleagues on regulatory matters, negotiation and placement of insurance, and dispute resolution. Our attorneys have deep industry knowledge and are committed to delivering winning results for our clients in an efficient manner. We are always mindful of the impact insurance disputes can have on our clients' business and we consistently strive to preserve and protect their public image.
When litigation is necessary, we advocate for the fairest, least costly, and earliest resolution of the dispute. Our team has earned a stellar reputation in shaping cases for favorable disposition principally through summary-judgement motions, mediations, arbitrations, and other cost-effective means. We have successfully secured summary judgments in major coverage litigations and have played a leading role in some of the most complex, high-profile actions throughout the United States.
Our firm’s litigation practice consists of nearly 40 attorneys (partners, counsel and associates), between the firm’s Buffalo and Rochester offices, who counsel clients on a wide range of litigation-related matters including insurance coverage, general business/commercial disputes, employment claims, intellectual property infringement, securities and construction project disputes, to name only a few. This team enjoys an excellent reputation. Recipients of Chambers and Partners highest ranking, the HSE litigation group is described in the 2016 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as having a: formidable litigation offering, frequently involved in complex and high-stakes civil cases … backed by a team of experienced trial lawyers … significant trial and appellate practice experience at both the federal and state level.”