PITTSBURGH – Reed Smith announced today that Andrew Roman and Richard Ejzak – both esteemed insurance lawyers who are authorities in handling policyholder disputes – have joined the firm as partners in the firm’s Insurance Recovery Group.

Formerly partners of Cohen & Grigsby, Roman and Ejzak further bolster the litigation side of Reed Smith’s recognized insurance recovery capabilities in the United States. 

“Richard and Andrew have deep roots in Pittsburgh, and we are thrilled to welcome these highly skilled senior litigators to the Insurance Recovery team,” said Doug Cameron, Reed Smith’s Managing Partner of Americas. “They are well known for their successful representation of policyholders, and their practices align perfectly with ours; it’s a great fit for both our clients and theirs.”

Roman has represented policyholders in insurance coverage and insurance law matters for nearly four decades, with a practice focus on business interruption claims and insurance coverage matters under various forms of property, liability and fidelity insurance. He has been counsel in numerous precedent-setting decisions for policyholders in trial and appellate courts across the U.S.

“I have known many Reed Smith attorneys throughout my career and have always had the highest regard for this skilled and talented group. In considering our move, Reed Smith was our first choice,” Roman said. “With the planned combination of our former firm with Dentons and that firm’s priority for representing insurance companies, we knew there was a need to move our insurance recovery practice, and since that has been completely amicable, we fully expect referral work from Cohen & Grigsby on policyholder matters that they cannot handle.”