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Konrad Krebs

Senior Associate

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Konrad Krebs is a commercial trial and appellate lawyer representing insurance carriers and businesses in complex commercial, insurance, and bad faith litigation.  Konrad focuses his practice on disputes involves large exposures and emerging issues of law that are likely to impact future industry disputes.  As part of this practice, Konrad frequently represents insurance clients in emerging mass tort, environmental, and bankruptcy exposures.

Konrad advises insurers in coverage disputes under all types of policies, including commercial general liability, directors' & officers', errors and omissions, employers’ liability, professional liability, excess, cyber, and first-party policies. Konrad has been at the forefront of some of the most contentious insurance disputes of the past decade, guiding clients through a litany of major mass tort bankruptcies, multidistrict litigation, and coverage disputes receiving industry-wide attention.

Apart from his work for insurers, Konrad has also represented corporate clients and corporate officers in litigation arising out of myriad commercial disputes, and has secured successful outcomes for clients in state and federal courts throughout the country. Konrad has further represented clients with interested stakes in impact litigation, drafting and submitting amicus curiae briefs, including in the United States Supreme Court

Admissions

  • California

  • New Jersey

  • Pennsylvania

  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

  • US District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California

  • US District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
  • US District Court for the District of New Jersey

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, 2014
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2011

Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • Insurance Society of Philadelphia

 

Experience
  • Represented insurers in mass tort bankruptcies, including Boy Scouts of America and various Archdiocesan bankruptcies.
  • Represented insurer involving exposure in excess of USD 100 million regarding insured's disclosure of protected disability information.
  • Obtained judgment on the pleadings in favor of insurer against commercial builder and claimants.
  • Represented insurer in coverage dispute involving disclosure of employee biometric information in violation of privacy statutes.
  • Obtained trial verdict valued at over USD 2 million in dispute between commercial tenant and its landlord.
  • Represented retailer on appeal in an issue of first impression in unfair competition lawsuit. regarding attorneys’ fees award, resulting in the reversal of trial court decision and client receiving a full fee award.
  • Defeated preliminary injunction seeking to halt use of intellectual property.
  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuit against corporate officer seeking damages arising out of company's insolvency.
  • Successfully prosecuted breach of complex commercial agreement series regarding production of commercial media.

Publications

  • “No Global MDL for COVID Business Interruption Claims, But Panel Will Consider Separate Consolidated Proceedings,” Construction Defect Journal, 2020
  • “Insurer Paid Claim to Avoid Bad Faith; Reimbursed Because of Misrepresentation,” Claims Journal, 2020
  • “COVID-19: Why the Disconnect Between Perception and Reality for Business Interruption Coverage,” Coverage Opinions, 2020

Presentations

  • “Insurance Mediation in 2020: Essential Issues in Complex Mediations,” Coverage College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2020
Sectors

Sectors

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

Services

Services

  • Commercial Disputes

  • Insolvency & Reorganisation