Energized by every challenge, CWP has carved a major niche in handling complex litigation at every level.
A practice of winning
In litigation, CWP is an informed, aggressive advocate, and the opposition knows it. That in itself is often enough to achieve a favorable out-of-court settlement. In the event a pre-trial resolution cannot be negotiated, CWP commands a bold presence in the courtroom, trying each case to completion when necessary while keeping clients well informed at every juncture along the way.
Over the years, CWP has litigated the following types of cases:
- Insurance Coverage Litigation
- Business Disputes Litigation
- Contract Litigation Construction and Construction Defects Litigation
- Catastrophic Personal Injury Litigation
- Professional Liability Litigation
- Large Loss Subrogation Litigation
- Product Liability Litigation
- High-Stakes Family Law Disputes
- Municipal Annexation and Utilities Litigation
Instead of burying the opposition in paperwork, CWP’s litigation process focuses on a highly researched, carefully orchestrated strategy intended to reach the desired resolution as swiftly as possible.
First-Party Property Coverage
In the domestic and international commercial property insurance and reinsurance markets, CWP is recognized as a formidable force in all aspects of complex insurance disputes — from representing insurers in the initial stages of the claims process to early dispute resolution, arbitration and/or litigation, trial, and appeal. CWP continues to earn recognition and accolades in the insurance industry as a result of its recent successes in various commercial insurance and reinsurance matters.
Third-Party Liability Coverage
CWP also has the knowledge and experience to effectively and efficiently represent and advise insurers in the arena of general and professional liability coverage determinations, disputes and litigation.
Bad Faith Litigation
CWP has successfully represented insurers in bad faith claims by policyholders seeking extra-contractual damages, statutory penalties, punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees. Whether these claims are first asserted in a separate action by an insured or are part of a counterclaim against insurers who have filed declaratory judgment actions, CWP has the knowledge, experience, and energy to mount an aggressive response.
Complex Losses, Catastrophic Damages, and Commercial Insurance
CWP understands the dynamics of large value cases with multiple parties and/or layers of insurance. This, as well as our vast experience and successes representing insurers, are why we are often called on to advise in situations where the stakes are high.
CWP has the distinction of representing some of the largest domestic and international commercial property and casualty insurers and reinsurers in a variety of recovery actions against responsible third parties across the U.S., as well as internationally. CWP’s subrogation practice is focused on recovering large claims paid for losses in the energy, petrochemical, and construction industries.
In matters that impact insurers, CWP’s record of success speaks for itself. This is one reason we are chosen by some of the largest insurers in the world, particularly in the most complex disputes.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
CWP is well versed in dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. CWP litigates complicated issues involving the Federal Arbitration Act, The Convention of the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, and the Inter-American Convention on International Commercial Arbitration. CWP knows how the domestic and international arbitration process works — from the initial demand to the final reasoned award — and can make the process straightforward and efficient for the benefit of its clients.
In addition, senior attorney Jim Warren is qualified to act as a neutral in a variety of matters involving dispute resolution.
CWP is extremely qualified and energetically engaged in all forms of dispute resolution, arbitration and mediation.
CWP is a capable partner to governmental entities, providing the full spectrum of governmental litigation, regulatory compliance, and administrative law representation. CWP has served as legal counsel to numerous municipal and county governments, as well as state agencies, private developers, and public utility companies.
CWP offers a range of governmental litigation services, including zoning litigation, employment and civil service litigation, Section 1983 federal court litigation, utility litigation, contract and utility construction litigation, and extensive state-court municipal annexation litigation and eminent domain proceedings.
Our awareness and expertise across broad areas of law, combined with seasoned litigators dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients, is a formula for success.
JONATHAN SARGENT, LL.B. MSc. MCIArb ACII
Head of Property & Engineering
London, United Kingdom