David Suchar, partner and chair of Maslon’s Construction & Real Estate Litigation Group, was interviewed for the September 26, 2019 episode of the American Bar Association's Construction Law Today podcast titled, "Insurance Issues in Construction Litigation." The episode discusses the basics of insurance law as it applies to construction litigation as well as some of the more complex insurance issues that arise in construction disputes. The American Bar Association plans to have David as a guest for a second installment of the “Insurance Issues in Construction Litigation” podcast later this year.
"As insurance coverage counsel, I am not just looking at the insurance issues in an academic way, I am trying to develop the best story for my client," David states on the podcast. He adds, "I also see myself as being part of the process of managing settlement and I think that is a unique role that we play as coverage counsel in these larger construction cases."
To listen to the full podcast episode, go to: Construction Law Today, "Insurance Issues in Construction Litigation."
David, a skilled trial attorney, regularly represents clients in construction and insurance coverage disputes, government and internal investigations, and a variety of commercial litigation. In the 2019 Who's Who Legal worldwide ranking of construction law "Future Leaders," David was the sole ranked practitioner from the United States, described as "an impressive trial lawyer whose practice spans the spectrum of construction matters from insurance to payment claims." The 2019 edition of Chambers USA ranks David as one of the top Minnesota construction lawyers and notes that sources describe him as "an excellent attorney with a superb grasp of construction law."
David has developed a niche national practice representing commercial policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, including on many of the largest construction projects and claims across the United States. A frequent presenter on construction and insurance issues, David draws from his experience on the Steering Committee for the ABA Forum on Construction Law's Division 7 (Insurance, Surety & Liens), as contributing editor of The Construction Lawyer, the flagship ABA construction publication, and as co-author of the Insurance chapter for the forthcoming ABA Construction Defects publication as well.
Before joining Maslon, David served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (federal prosecutor) at the U.S. Department of Justice. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Network of Trial Law Firms, a network of over 5,000 attorneys in 23 independent trial law firms, including Maslon.