dhalbreich@reedsmith.com

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David is the practice group leader of Reed Smith's Insurance Recovery Group, with more than 80 exclusively policyholder focused attorneys in offices throughout the United States, as well as around the world, including Europe and Singapore.  He also represents clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, financial services, real estate development, electronics, telecommunications, construction and others.

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Insurance Law in 2018
  • Listed, Chambers USA, named as  Band 2 nationwide and in California in 2017
  • Listed, Chambers USA, named as  Band 2 nationwide and in California in 2016
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Insurance Law in 2016
  • Listed, Super Lawyers Business Edition in 2015
  • Listed, Chambers USA, named as Band 2 in 2015
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Insurance Law in 2014
  • Listed, Chambers USA, named as Band 2 nationwide and in California in 2014
  • Listed, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in 2014
  • Listed, The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers in 2013-2015 
  • Founding member of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Lawyers
  • Listed, Chambers USA, named as Band 2 nationwide and in California in 2013
  • Featured, As Seen In: Los Angeles Magazine - Top lawyers as chosen by their peers in 2013
  • Listed, World's Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers of The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in 2013 
  • Listed, Insurance and Reinsurance Expert Guide (10th edition)
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in Los Angeles in 2013
  • Listed, Super Lawyers in 2013
  • Listed, Best Lawyer in America 2013, 19th edition of Best Lawyers
  • Listed, Top Lawyers of Southern California in 2012, California Super Lawyers
  • Listed, Southern California's Best Lawyer 2012, 6th Annual edition of Southern California's Best Lawyers
  • Listed, Best Lawyer in America: Insurance Law, The 2011 Best Lawyers Annual Guide to Insurance Law (2011) 
  • Listed, Corporate Counsel, Top Lawyers, Annual Guide to Insurance Law (August 2010) 
  • Listed, PLC Which Lawyer?, Leader, Insurance and Reinsurance Handbook 2010
  • Listed, PLC Which Lawyer?, Leader, Insurance: policyholder-led practices (February 2010)
  • Listed, Insurance and Reinsurance Expert Guide (October 2009)
  • Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, named one of the "leading lawyers nationwide," and awarded Band 1 (highest) rating for insurance in each of its 2004 through 2008 guides, and Band 2 in the 2009 - 2011 guides
  • Listed, Guide to the World's Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers, 8th Edition
  • Nominated, ACQ Finance Magazine, Law Awards 2009, Insurance and Reinsurance Law Firm of the Year
  • Listed, Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, Insurance Coverage (2009-2010)
  • Listed, Who's Who Legal California 2009, Insurance and Reinsurance (2009)
  • Listed, One of the Top Attorneys in Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine (2008-2009)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2006-2011)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 25th Anniversary Edition (2008) 
  • Listed, Madison's Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals (2006-2007)
  • Listed, Southern California Super Lawyers (2004-2012)
  • Recipient, California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) in Litigation (2004)

Credentials

  • George Washington University Law School, 1983, J.D.
  • Binghamton University, State University of New York, 1980, B.A.

  • California
  • District of Columbia

  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Committee on Insurance Coverage, Former Co-Chair of Sub-Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Former Member, Committee on Administration of Justice, appointed September 1992