Daren McNally focuses his practice on insurance coverage disputes, including numerous litigations and arbitrations in both domestic and foreign courts and in arbitral arenas. He has nearly 25 years of experience advising domestic, international and Bermuda insurers and reinsurers in every aspect of insurance coverage. Daren handles complex insurance coverage disputes involving asbestos and environmental pollution exposure and other long-tail claims, concussion cases involving major sports leagues, bodily and personal injury liability, and construction defect and property damage.
Daren has served as lead counsel in hundreds of disputes over the course of his career. Currently, Daren serves as coverage counsel for Bermuda insurers in numerous UK arbitrations, domestic insurers in asbestos bankruptcy matters. He also provides counsel for insurance coverage litigations related to head-injury claims against the NFL, NCAA, NHL, MLS and WWE.
Daren is a regular contributor to The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin and other industry trade publications. He is recognized by Chambers USA as a leading insurance lawyer, where clients comment on his being "well respected for his representation of domestic and international clients in both a court setting and in arbitrations." Daren is recognized by Who's Who Legal in the category of "Insurance & Reinsurance" for 2020, nominated by his peers as one of the world's leading practitioners in insurance and reinsurance.
Daren is a founding partner of the New Jersey office, which opened in 2010, and he is the New Jersey Office Managing Partner.
- New Jersey
- New York
- US District Court for the District of New Jersey
- US Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits
- US District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
- J.D., Rutgers University Law School, 1992. Articles Editor of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal. Interned with the Honorable Leonard I. Garth of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
- B.A., Political Science, William Paterson College, 1988
- In re Rapid-Am. Corporation, No. 13-10687 (SMB), 2018 WL 882398 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. February 12, 2018). The court ruled that Chapter 11 debtor, Rapid-American, lacked standing to challenge subpoenas issued by insurers seeking information on more than 450,000 claimants asserting asbestos-related claims against Rapid-American.
- Givaudan Fragrances Corporation v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Company et al, No. MRS-L-592-09 (May 5, 2017), motion for leave to appeal denied, Docket No. AM-000591-16T4 (N.J. App. Div. August 10, 2017), motion for leave to appeal denied, Docket No. 080033 (NJ Supreme Court, December 8, 2017).
- In re Rapid-Am. Corporation, No. 13-10687 (SMB), 2016 WL 3292355 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. June 7, 2016)
- Mine Safety Appliances Company v. AIU Insurance Company, No. N10C–07–241 MMJ, 2016 WL 498848 (Del. Super. Ct. Jan. 22, 2016)
- Mine Safety Appliances Company v. AIU Insurance Company , No. CV N10C-07-241 MMJ, 2015 WL 5829461 (Del. Super. Ct. Aug. 10, 2015)
- Mine Safety Appliances Company v. AIU Insurance Company, No. N10C–07–241 MMJ, 2014 WL 2536977 (Del. Super .Ct. May 20, 2014)
- Mine Safety Appliances Company v. AIU Insurance Company, No. N10C–07–241 MMJ ,2014 WL 1326536 (Del. Super. Ct. Mar. 24, 2014)
- National Football League and NFL Properties LLC v. Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company et al., No. B245619, 2013 WL 2316543 (Cal. Ct. App. May 28, 2013)
- O.K. Petroleum v. Travelers Indem. Company, No. 09 Civ. 10273, 2010 WL 2813804 (S.D.N.Y. 2010)
- Travelers Indemnity Company v. Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc., 73 A.D.3d 576, 905 N.Y.S.2d 11 (N.Y. App. Div.), motion for leave to appeal dismissed, 15 N.Y.3d 834, 935 N.E.2d 799, 909 N.Y.S.2d 8 (N.Y. 2010)
- OneBeacon Am. Ins. Company v. Newmont Mining Corporation, Index No. 601382/08 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Dec. 9, 2009)
- Johnson & Johnson v. Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, 285 N.J. Super. 575 (App. Div. 1995)
- Co-author, "Late Notice Under 'Claims Made' Policy," The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, May 2016
- Co-author, "NJ Supreme Court Decision Defines the Parameters of Acceptable Precedent in Bad-Faith Claims: A Light in the Dark," The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, November 2015
- Co-author, "Rare NY Court of Appeals Reversal: Protection From Potentially Automatic Liability," The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, October 2014
- Co-author, "Insurer May Disclaim Coverage Years After Commencement of Underlying Litigation," The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, July 2013
- Co-author, "Application of the Pollution Exclusion to Chinese Drywall Claims," The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, February 2013
- Co-author, "NY Insurance Law Section 3420(d)," The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, May 2012
- Co-author, "The Duty to Defend in New Jersey," The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, June 2011
- Co-author, "Coverage for Spoliation Claims," The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, July 2009