Nigel provides his insurer clients with a unique depth and breadth of experience in coverage (more than 20 classes of business) and disputed claims (litigation, arbitration and/or mediation in more than 50 countries) as both outside (a former partner at two AmLaw 100 international law firms) and in-house counsel (leadership roles at two major international insurers) over a twenty-five-year career.
Nigel is a dual-qualified U.S. attorney (New York and Georgia) and English solicitor. He is a tenacious litigator with a keen commercial sensibility who understands that contentious proceedings and negotiated resolutions are both merely means to the clients’ end: i.e., an efficient and, when possible, relationship preserving claim resolution with minimal adverse business impact.
Nigel has litigated and arbitrated high-severity claims in over 50 countries, typically as lead counsel. While in-house, Nigel`s responsibilities included handling all classes of ECO and bad faith claims against the company, as well as the most complex and significant claims across most lines of business.
Areas of coverage experience include: Accident and Health, Aviation, Bermuda Form, Construction Defect, Contingency, all Crisis Management lines, Cyber, D&O, E&O, Environmental, Equine and Livestock, Financial Lines, Fine Art and Specie, Marine and Energy, Professional Indemnity, Product liability, Political Risk and Trade Credit, Property (including CAT losses), as well as Reinsurance.
Lead counsel in numerous mass-tort, multi-jurisdictional claims.
Represented industry bodies in EU investigations in the UK.
Comprehensive responsibility (claim handling, regulatory and litigation) for claims arising out of Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina.
Served simultaneously as the US attorney and UK solicitor in multiple Bermuda Form and International arbitrations, while based in the US.
Represented a Lloyd’s syndicate during its start-up phase as national (US) coverage counsel.
Contested claims experience in over 50 countries.
Handled ECO and bad faith claims for a major international insurance company.
In-house claim portfolio with over $200m net exposure annually.
Lead counsel in numerous AAA, London and Paris arbitrations.
Extensive domestic and international mediation experience.
Nottingham University, LLB 1986
College of Law, 1988
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (1990), New York Bar (2003), Georgia Bar (2004).