Press Release

Cooley Expands Transatlantic Insurance Group

Heidi Lawson and Greg Hoffnagle add litigation, regulatory and insurtech advisory strengths on US East Coast
April 16, 2018

New York – April 16, 2018 – Cooley is strengthening its global insurance capabilities by adding East Coast-based counsels Heidi Lawson and Greg Hoffnagle. Formerly members of Mintz Levin’s insurance, reinsurance, investigations & risk management practice, Lawson will join Cooley’s insurance & reinsurance practice as of counsel and Hoffnagle will join as special counsel.  

“Heidi and Greg add another arm and greater depth to our cross-border insurance practice, including in insurtech,” said Cooley London-based partner and head of the firm’s insurance & reinsurance group, Mark Everiss. “It is rare to find such well-developed litigation, regulatory and advisory practices sitting side by side. It’s even rarer to find insurance lawyers who are so focused on Cooley’s client base of young and emerging companies. Heidi and Greg are a perfect fit for the firm, and we’re thrilled to have them on our team.”

Lawson is a globally recognized insurance lawyer sought for her uncommon international business perspective as an industry insider and her reputation as a trusted legal advisor. She believes in partnering with clients to find strategic solutions and identify ways to advance their business objectives. She leads global insurers, capital providers, insurtech innovators, brokers, businesses and major sports franchises through insurance product innovation, coverage dispute resolution, strategic policy creation and investigation management. Lawson is based in Boston.

Hoffnagle’s practice focuses on complex insurance and reinsurance disputes as well as international commercial arbitration and litigation. Additionally, he counsels on regulatory and transactional matters, and works with insurtech startups, VC firms and insurance carriers to create innovative products and bring them to market. Hoffnagle is based in New York. 

“Greg and I believe it’s critical to be part of a culture and platform that is best suited to serve our unique client set,” said Lawson. “We’re eager to leverage Cooley’s deep relationships with emerging companies, and we look forward to helping broaden the firm’s overall insurance offering.”

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