Heidi Lawson


What would you do today if you weren’t afraid to fail?

Heidi is the global chair of Cooley’s insurance practice group and is a sought-after lawyer for her international perspective and deep knowledge of the insurance industry. Heidi started in insurance operations, and over the course of her career, she has developed a breadth of experience representing clients in a wide range of insurance and financial services focused legal work. Her current practice encompasses both transactional and litigation related matters, including regulatory and enforcement actions. She is often called upon to assist clients with various insurance and risk management related projects.  

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  • Cooley Secures Win in Mallinckrodt Chapter 11 Case 


  • Stetson University

  • Eckerd College

  • Insurance Institute of America
    Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU); Associate in Insurance Management (AIM)

Admissions & Credentials

New York


England & Wales


  • International Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers USA: Nationwide, Insurance; Transactional & Regulatory

    Super Lawyers New York: Insurance Coverage

On Board

  • Advisory Board Member, Energetic Insurance, Inc.