Clyde & Co opens new office in Atlanta

Clyde & Co is delighted to announce the opening of its fourth US office in Atlanta on 19 June 2013.

Clyde & Co's new Atlanta operation will be led by partners Bob Fisher and James Chin who join the firm from Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi.

The firm's Atlanta office will specialise in complex insurance, reinsurance and recovery claims with a particular focus on first party property, third party liability, construction, and catastrophic losses. Bob's experience includes actions at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts involving complex insurance coverage disputes including property and business interruption claims, appraisals, construction and engineering defect claims, large scale subrogation recovery disputes and other commercial matters. James' commercial litigation and insurance practices focus on complex contractual disputes as well as insurance coverage and subrogation matters.

Senior partner elect James Burns said: “Our aim is to be the most complete provider of services to clients in our core sectors across the whole breadth of their global operations. Bob and James bring with them extensive experience of complex, high-exposure claims for some of the largest US, London Market and European insurers. In particular, their experience of significant first-party property disputes and third-party liability coverage matters is second to none and complements our already strong global practice in this area as well as our broader US capability."

US Board Member Bill Casey said: "Atlanta is a thriving business and transport hub and thus an ideal location for our fourth US office. Many of the world's largest insurers have a presence or regional headquarters in the city. We believe there is huge potential for growth there and we are building on the very solid foundation we have already in the US."

Bob Fisher said: "In less than seven years, Clyde & Co has rapidly grown into one of the premier specialist insurance and dispute resolution firms in the US. The firm continues to invest heavily in its international network and this provides James and I with a highly robust platform to grow our practices. This is an exciting opportunity and we look forward to working with the team to extend the breadth of Clyde & Co's US and global offerings."

James Chin said: "Clyde & Co's commitment to providing outstanding legal service to the insurance industry, worldwide, is unmatched. The firm has offices across the globe, which is consistent with the international nature of our clients’ business. I am thrilled and honoured to join the Clyde & Co team."