SOURCE: Sedgwick LLP

January 06, 2014 14:00 ET

Sedgwick Expands Insurance Litigation Practice in London

Insurance Partner David Murphy Joins Firm

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2014) - Sedgwick LLP announces the addition of David Murphy to its Insurance Practice as a partner in its London office. Joining from DLA Piper, Murphy focuses on complex insurance and reinsurance claims, including property, energy, engineering / construction, mining, BBB, financial lines claims, and treaty disputes. 

 "We are excited to have David join our team. When Karen Morrish joined us in late 2012, she brought a focus on UK-specific claims, particularly in the professional negligence markets. David brings the same UK-specific experience with a focus on complex property insurance disputes and reinsurance, but also vast experience in international markets including Latin America, the U.S., Continental Europe and Asia," said Edward Smerdon, London Office managing partner.

 "David is an outstanding litigator whose expertise will enhance our insurance and reinsurance litigation, arbitration and mediation offerings," said Michael Tanenbaum, Chair of the firm. "Through his widespread client base and vast experience, the firm will also be able to expand its reach within the U.K., throughout Europe and internationally." 

 As the second lateral addition to the London office in as many years, Murphy brings more than 20 years of experience to the firm - both international and domestic. He has handled claims and coverage issues around the globe, with extensive work in the Latin American and European markets.

 Murphy represents a broad range of clients including composite insurers, reinsurers, Lloyd's syndicates, brokers and corporate insureds. He regularly provides counsel on the applicability of policy exclusions, governing law and jurisdiction and insurance regulatory issues.

 Murphy is actively involved in the London insurance community. He frequently delivers seminars on aspects of insurance and reinsurance law to his clients and industry organizations, including IntAp, the Reinsurance Accounting Forum and the Companies Insurance and Reinsurance Claims Association. He regularly writes articles for industry press / journals and is a contributor to a number of text books. He is a member of the British Insurance Law Association (BILA), an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for International Legal Studies (CILS) and a member of the Law Society.

 Murphy previously worked in the insurance departments of Eversheds and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert. 

 Sedgwick, Detert, Moran and Arnold LLP (SDMA) (established in 1985) is a London based insurance and disputes resolution practice. It is a subsidiary of Sedgwick LLP, a California Limited Liability Partnership, and has been working closely with the London and international insurance markets for over 25 years. Sedgwick LLP provides trial, appellate, litigation management, counseling, risk management and transactional legal services to the world's leading companies. The firm's insurance-related practice groups comprise one of largest international insurance industry teams of trial lawyers and policy advisors dedicated to the institutional needs and success of insurance carriers. With more than 370 lawyers in offices in Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, Orange County (California), San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and an affiliated office in Bermuda, Sedgwick's collective experience spans the globe and virtually every industry. For more information about Sedgwick, its lawyers and services, visit:

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