Jamie Sanders is the Managing Partner of Clyde & Co’s Chicago office. He represents insurers in complex, high-stakes insurance coverage disputes. He has litigated and provided coverage advice to clients for claims across a variety of lines, including architects and engineers, environmental clean-up, product recall, commercial general liability, and professional liability. Jamie has acted as trial and appellate counsel in both insurance and non-insurance matters.
Jamie is ranked by Chambers & Partners, which described him as “a rising star in the coverage litigation and counseling world.” Prior to joining Clyde & Co in 2017, he was a partner at his previous firm.
John Crane Inc. v. Allianz Underwriters Ins. Co., 2020 IL App (1st) 180223. Trial counsel for insurers in multi-month trial where insured sought coverage for hundreds of millions of dollars in underlying asbestos bodily injury liabilities.
Obtained summary judgment for insurer in construction liability coverage lawsuit.
Secured dismissal of multiple first-party COVID-19 insurance coverage lawsuits.
Represented insurers in multiple high-exposure product recall and architects & engineers insurance claims.
Represented insurer in high-profile environmental contamination lawsuit in Madison, Wisconsin, where the insured sought defense and indemnity coverage for two class action lawsuits and a DNR-mandated remediation.
Represented insurers in multiple bad faith actions involving multi-million dollar "excess verdicts" in underlying tort cases.
Secured a finding of no coverage in favor of insurer in litigation where plaintiffs sought to collect an underlying arbitration award from a USD 5 million directors' and officers' liability policy.
Secured dismissal of garnishment action against liability insurer in which the underlying plaintiff sought to collect on a multi-million-dollar personal injury judgment.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of insurer in a dispute over the insurer’s obligation to cover approximately USD 5 million in post-judgment interest (affirmed by Illinois Appellate Court).
Obtained summary judgment for an insurer in a breach of contract and indemnity action filed against its managing general agent, which resulted in the insurer recovering more than USD 1.3 million in damages, including attorneys’ fees