Chicago, IL—Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Seth Lamden has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Insurance Recovery group. Seth’s addition brings the nationally celebrated practice to nearly 35 attorneys—a group that has more than doubled in size since joining Blank Rome five years ago when the firm welcomed more than 100 attorneys from Dickstein Shapiro, including 14 insurance recovery attorneys, as well as recently adding a prominent insurance recovery team in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Seth brings to the practice 20-plus years of helping policyholders understand and enforce their rights to coverage. Seth joins Blank Rome from Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP.
Seth has advised policyholders on insurance issues in many industries over the years, including: construction (contractors, design professionals, and developers); real estate; managed care; financial services; energy; professional services (law firms, insurance brokers, and healthcare providers); hospitality; and product manufacturing, among others. He helps policyholders avoid disputes with their insurers by counseling them through the insurance buying process to ensure that their policies have favorable terms and in presenting claims to their insurers.
When coverage disputes cannot be avoided, Seth represents policyholders in litigation and negotiation. He has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance proceeds on behalf of policyholders in connection with a broad array of claims and losses, such as: consumer class actions; professional liability claims; environmental claims; course-of- construction property damage and delay claims; construction defect claims; toxic tort claims; product liability claims; directors and officers liability claims; employment practices claims; ERISA fiduciary liability claims; property damage; cyber losses; and business interruption losses.
Recognized for his dedication to insurance recovery law, Seth was named a fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel, an honorary organization of the country’s top insurance coverage lawyers. He is also the incoming chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section. Furthermore, Seth is sought after for his commentary on insurance coverage issues, having spoken at many industry events and authoring dozens of articles and nine book chapters on issues related to insurance recovery.
Seth earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from UIC John Marshall Law School, and his B.A. from Brandeis University.