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Courtney handles complex insurance recovery litigation and arbitrations on behalf of policyholders in federal and state courts across the United States and in domestic and foreign arbitrations in London and Bermuda. She directs multiple large legal teams of up to 25 attorneys that span offices across the United States and in London. Courtney’s practice involves recovery under a broad range of insurance products, including directors and officers liability, professional liability, cyber liability, commercial general liability, products liability, employment practices liability, property, fidelity and surety bond, crime, and fiduciary liability. Clients that Courtney has represented in litigation include PNC Bank, N.A., Ally, Amtrak, H.D. Smith Drug Corporation, AmerisourceBergen Corporation, and Federated Hermes.


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

  • Pensilvania
  • Nueva York

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

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • 30% Club, Cross-Company Mentoring Program
  • Bryn Mawr College Reunion Gift Committee

Premios y reconocimientos

  • Nominated as a Stand-Out Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, 2023
  • Recognized as a notable practitioner in the 2023 Chambers Global rankings
  • Recognized as an Acritas Star: Stand-Out Talent by Acritas, 2020 and 2021
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Insurance Law, 2007-2024
  • Ranked in Chambers USA for Pennsylvania Insurance, 2020-2024 and Pennsylvania Antitrust, 2022-2023 and Nationwide Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder, 2024

Civic & Charitable Affiliations

  • Pittsburgh Public Theater – Board of Trustees; Chair, 2018 –2023
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust – Trustee – 2018 –2023
  • Hello Neighbor –  Board of Trustees and Member of Governance Committee – 2021 – 2022
  • Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh
    • Member, Constitution and Canons Community, 2017 – 2020

In the News

  • 6 March 2024 "Co. Says Chubb Unit Must Cover $5M Merger Dispute Defense" Law360
  • 17 November 2023 "W.Va. Continuous Trigger Ruling Will Spur Allocation Fights" Law360 Insurance Authority
  • 29 August 2023 "Drug Wholesaler's Win Shows Path To Opioid D&O Coverage" Law360 Insurance Authority
  • 10 July 2023 “$18M Shareholder Settlement Needs Coverage, Court Told” Law360
  • 5 December 2022 “Opioid Ruling Awards Insurers 'Windfall,' 9th Circ. Warned” Law360
  • 20 October 2021 “Amtrak Sues For Post-Sandy Tunnel Reconstruction Coverage” Law360
  • 15 February 2021 “"Mentoring Monday 2021:  What guidance would you offer to executives who are looking to start a mentoring relationship in these challenging times?”  Pittsburgh Business Times
  • 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