Global law firm Clyde & Co has today announced plans to open three new offices across the Southwestern United States region, in Phoenix, Arizona, Denver, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada, with the hire of leading insurance partner Amy Samberg and her team.
The opening of the offices continues Clyde & Co’s long term strategy to create a truly national US insurance practice by providing it with a leading presence in a rapidly growing region of the country and by further enhancing its national first party insurance practice.
Amy Samberg joins from Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff. Amy and her team advise insurers on coverage and bad faith matters across multiple business lines, including general, professional and financial, with a particular strength in first party property. Amy has also extensively litigated and tried bad faith and coverage suits in courts throughout the Southwest.
Amy brings with her six Senior Counsel, including Amy Stein (Phoenix), Jeri Wettestad, Kevin Hoskins and Tamara Jordan (Denver), Dylan Todd (Las Vegas), Jefferson Patten (based in Clyde & Co’s Chicago office) and several associates and staff who together comprise a market-leading insurance team in the region.
The openings reinforce Clyde & Co’s position as a preeminent insurance firm in the US adding to its nine existing offices there having first opened in New York in 2006. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, New York, Orange County, San Francisco and Washington DC.
The opening of these three offices represents a significant step in our aim to build the leading national US insurance practice. We have long sought a presence in this growing region to ensure we can serve our clients where they need us and with Amy and her team we’re confident we’re bringing on board the best insurance team in the region
Matthew Kelsall, Clyde & Co’s Chief Executive Officer
Insurers have demonstrated a flight to quality in recent years in their choice of counsel and this has been shown time and again during COVID-19. Clients increasingly want market-leading advice and service levels wherever they operate, across the US, North America and indeed the world and that is what we’re committed to providing them
Carolena Gordon, Chair of Clyde & Co’s North American Board
Opening in the Southwest provides us with enhanced strength in what is a key growth market for the insurance industry and many of our largest insurance clients. From a national perspective, Amy and her team’s practice complements the existing insurance expertise we have across the US. We welcome them to Clyde & Co.”
Eileen King Bower, Chair of Clyde & Co’s North American Insurance Strategy Group
I have long admired the scale and depth of expertise Clyde & Co has developed in the US market over the past 15 years, to become a premium brand for insurance in the country and globally. I am looking forward to driving this next phase of their growth story and heading up the firm’s Southwest regional push.”
The expansion is the latest international growth for Clyde & Co in the last year following the opening of an office in Munich, Germany in February 2021 and an associated office in Nairobi, Kenya in October 2020.
Clyde & Co’s is one of the largest international law firms in the US with nearly 60 partners and over 300 legal professionals with experience in insurance, domestic and international arbitration, and litigation. The firm represents insurers and reinsurers nationally and internationally in every type of claim and dispute, with the US insurance practice ranging from the validity of a loss under a single policy to complex cases involving an array of contracts and issues.