Jamie Sanders 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, commercial general liability, professional liability, and first-party property. Jamie has acted as trial and appellate counsel in both insurance and non-insurance matters. Prior to joining Clyde & Co in 2017, he was a partner at Troutman Sanders.
Jamie is the managing partner of Clyde & Co's Chicago office.
US Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
US District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia, 2006. Notes Editor, Georgia Law Review.
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Georgia, 2003
Trial counsel for insurers in multi-month trial where insured sought coverage for hundreds of millions of dollars in underlying asbestos bodily injury liabilities.
Represented insurers in both first-party and third-party Covid-19 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.
“The Changing Litigation Climate for Formerly Peripheral Asbestos Defendants,” Emerging Insurance Coverage and Allocation Issues Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2015
"Extra-Contractual Liability Arising from Failure to Settle Within Policy Limits," Chicago Bar Association, February 2015
Co-author with William P. Pipal, "Protection Against Extracontractual Exposure: The Duty of an Insurer to Affirmatively Initiate Settlement Negotiations with Tort Claimants," Journal of American Law, Summer/Fall 2015 Ed.