chorrigan@reedsmith.com

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Courtney is the Deputy Group Head of Reed Smith's Insurance Recovery Practice Group and the Hiring Partner in the Pittsburgh office of Reed Smith from 2012 - 2017. She concentrates on insurance coverage counselling, negotiation, and dispute resolution on behalf of policyholders. Courtney represents policyholders in directors and officers liability, professional liability and errors and omissions, cyber liability, commercial general liability, employment practices liability, fidelity and surety bond, fiduciary liability, first person property and product liability insurance coverage trials, arbitrations and mediation proceedings throughout the country. She also works with clients to manuscript stand-alone coverage and blended policy programs and endorsements. Courtney regularly counsels corporations and partnerships, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, boards of directors, independent directors and risk managers on insurance coverage and corporate indemnification. She also assists clients in evaluating and negotiating insurance coverage when obtaining or renewing coverage. She regularly performs corporate due diligence on insurance and litigation matters, and provides advice on transactional risk protection, including representations and warranties insurance.

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Insurance Law (2007-2017)

Civic & Charitable Affiliations

  • Pittsburgh Public Theater – Board of Trustees; Member, Executive Committee

In the News

  • 29 September 2015 “Axis Bid to Escape $25M PNC Coverage Called Premature” Law360
  • 1 February 2015 “Derivative litigation prompts some firms to reconsider Side A coverage” Business Insurance
  • 24 June 2014 “Insurers On Hook For $30M Of PNC Overdraft Deals: Judge” Law360
  • 9 April 2014 “Santander Dismisses $20M Coverage Suit Over Row With BNY” Law360
  • 14 June 2011 “Mutual Fund Co. Battles Insurers For More Than $25M” Law360

Credentials

  • Harvard Law School, 1993, J.D., cum laude
  • Bryn Mawr College, 1988, A.B., Economics and the Russian language, magna cum laude

  • Pennsylvania

  • State Supreme Court - Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance