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Our Washington, DC team provides comprehensive advice to the aviation and insurance industries, and is part of our nationally recognized insurance coverage and disputes practice, focusing on the insurance, corporate, and professional practice sectors. 






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Our specialized lawyers represent insurance companies facing high-value exposure claims under directors' and officers' (D&O), financial institutions, professional liability, cyber and general liability policies. We regularly advise insurers in litigated and non-litigated matters, including with respect to claims against public companies and their executives arising from shareholder, ERISA and antitrust suits and E&O and management claims of all kinds against private equity firms and other professional service providers. Our team litigates complex coverage disputes in state and federal courts nationwide, at both the trial and appellate levels. We have handled coverage disputes in claims for asbestos, environmental and mass tort liability, including against large target insureds and the largest environmental sites in the US, and litigated claims for business interruption in connection with the Covid 19 pandemic. We represent insurers in high stakes bad faith claims. Our dedicated team has also represented US corporations, professional services firms and other organizations in major litigation across diverse areas including antitrust, securities, commercial fraud and breach of contract.

The Washington, DC office also advises and provides counsel for domestic and international airlines, urban air mobility companies, OEMs, airport operators, aerospace companies, lenders/lessors, private equity/hedge funds, online travel and social media companies, airport developers, and other aviation companies. We have litigated aviation disputes in state and federal courts on a wide range of issues, from class-action cases against airlines to NEPA-related environmental challenges to infrastructure development, to airport access and airline certification. Members of our team have been involved in some of the highest profile aviation cases, including the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, the 9/11 events for a major airline and security screening companies, and the grounding of the B787 Dreamliner.

Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms in the US. With 14 offices across the country, we are well-placed to help clients succeed in a volatile world in which managing risk requires experience across a range of business areas and economies.

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