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Negar Azarfar Lencioni

Senior Associate

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Negar Azarfar Lencioni

Negar Azarfar Lencioni

Senior Associate

People

Negar Azarfar Lencioni

Negar Azarfar Lencioni

Senior Associate

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Negar Lencioni supports national and international insurance companies on issues arising under claims-made and occurrence insurance policies, with an emphasis on professional liability, general liability, D&O, E&O, EPL, umbrella, and excess policies. She handles significant litigation involving coverage and bad faith issues relating to bodily injury, property damage, personal injury, and advertising injury.

Having spent over five years working in-house at a national professional liability company, Negar understands the business challenges and the litigation environment faced by the insurance industry. She regularly advises clients on pre-litigation issues such as general claims handling, claims investigation, defense and indemnity obligations, as well as compliance, market conduct, sales practices, licensing, surplus lines, product development, and government relations issues.

Negar provides insurers strategic analysis and advice attendant to bad faith litigation, e-commerce, marketing, product development, regulatory compliance, market conduct, agency relationships, loss control, risk management, and reinsurance. She also continues to emphasize a coverage and bad faith practice that includes litigation, coverage analysis, and other issues related to the business of insurance.

Negar presents regularly to claims and underwriting professionals on various topics, including insurance coverage analysis, evidence in a bad faith lawsuit, fair settlement practices, additional insureds and contractual indemnity coverage, the duty to defend, deductibles and SIRs, DOI regulations, reservation of rights, mid-term policy cancellations, non-renewals and renewals with material changes, underwriting in New York, tail coverage, damages caps, and patient compensation funds.

Negar has collaborated on pro bono matters with KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), wherein she assisted unaccompanied minors in navigating their way through the US immigration system. She has also volunteered with Election Protection and The Andrew Goodman Foundation, which supports youth leadership development, voting accessibility, and social justice initiatives on campuses across the country.

Admissions

  • California

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, University of California, Hastings School of Law, 2009. President, Iranian Law Students Association. Member, Hastings Women’s Law Journal.
  • B.A., University of California, Irvine, 2005. Dean’s List.

Memberships

  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
Experience
  • Discretely resolved multiple claims against an insurer involving USD multi-millions claims for fractions of the original damages requested by the plaintiffs.
  • Drafted winning summary judgment motion on a complex, multi-party claim involving a USD 200 million case.

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