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Chiara Tondi Resta



Chiara Tondi Resta

Chiara Tondi Resta


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Chiara Tondi Resta represents insurers in complex insurance coverage litigation in federal and state court, and arbitration regarding coverage disputes under E&O, D&O, CGL, malpractice liability, and cyber insurance policies. She also provides strategic counseling and serves as monitoring counsel for insurers under a variety of coverages. Chiara is dedicated to doing pro bono work, and in that capacity, she represented incarcerated individuals seeking sentence reductions under DC’s Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act (IRAA) in partnership with Second Look Project (SLP).


  • District of Columbia


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2018
  • B.A., University of Georgia, 2015


  • Professional Liability & Underwriting Society (PLUS)
    • 2023 Leadership and Mentoring Program (LAMP) Fellow
  • DC Women’s BAR Association
    • Young Lawyers Committee Co-Chair
  • DC Hispanic Bar Association
  • Obtained summary judgment that bump-up carve-out barred coverage under USD 50 million D&O tower for USD 78.5 million settlement of lawsuit alleging minority shares were purchased at artificially depressed price, and that certain insured was not entitled to defense costs (2022).
  • Won dismissal of coverage action for insurer in decision holding that neither Florida nor Delaware law requires insurer to establish prejudice to deny coverage under claims-made-and-reported policies (2022). 
  • Successfully defended against motion to dismiss claiming a competing, later-filed coverage action in Delaware denied jurisdiction to Texas court presiding over the earlier-filed action (2022).


  • “Hostage Crisis: The Insurance and Legal Ramifications of Negotiating with Cybercriminals During a Ransomware Attack,” Expert Panelist at ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Conference, March 2023


  • “Waiver of Late Notice Defense in New York: Cementing the Difference Between Occurrence, Claims-Made, and Claims-Made-and-Reported Policies,” PLUS Blog, 2022


  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Professional Practices