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Maslon Attorneys Author Chapter in 2021 Update of the Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook, 5th Edition

July 28, 2021

Maslon attorneys Margo Brownell, Bryan Freeman, and Judah Druck authored a chapter in the 2021 update of the Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook, 5th Edition, the authoritative resource on Minnesota insurance coverage issues. The chapter, "Directors and Officers Liability Insurance," provides detailed guidance on liability insurance issues involving these leaders, including updates related to D&O claims stemming from COVID-19 and the #MeToo and racial justice movements.

Published by Minnesota CLE, the Deskbook addresses general issues such as rules of construction, duties of insured, and ethical considerations; and specific insurance coverages such as homeowners insurance, commercial general liability insurance, professional liability insurance, workers' compensation insurance, and cyber insurance. Although the emphasis is on Minnesota law, authors have referred to commentators or seminal cases from other jurisdictions, either as additional background or as authority on an issue not yet addressed by Minnesota courts.

For more information or to purchase, go to MN Insurance Law Deskbook.

Margo is a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group and head of the Insurance Coverage Group, where she zealously represents top-tier corporate clients, as well as individuals, religious institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Her advocacy has resulted in high-stakes insurance recoveries through litigation, arbitration, and negotiation in the United States and abroad. Specializing in policyholder coverage work for more than 20 years, she has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of her clients.

Margo has expertise in a wide range of insurance products and coverage areas, including mass tort and product liability (in medical technology and life sciences, among other areas), directors' and officers' and professional liability, antitrust and securities liabilities, employment practices liability, asbestos and other toxic torts claims, environmental liability, cyber liability, intellectual property liability, and corporate-owned life insurance (COLI) used for funding executive benefit plans, as well as other life insurance products.

Bryan is a partner in Maslon's Litigation and Corporate & Securities groups, focusing his practice on insurance coverage and complex commercial litigation. He helps business policyholders secure the benefits, protection, and dollars their insurance policies are meant to provide. Bryan has assisted in recovering millions of dollars in insurance proceeds in disputes over coverage for directors and officers; employment practices; product, environmental, and fiduciary liability; as well as in litigation over first-party coverage for fidelity and crime loss, property loss, business interruption, and cyber loss. He has been recognized in the insurance coverage category on the Minnesota Super Lawyers lists since 2013.

In his commercial litigation practice, Bryan has broad experience litigating business disputes in federal courts around the country. He's worked on complex class-action defense matters under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). He has also defended and successfully tried and arbitrated TCPA, breach of contract, and tort cases.

Judah, an attorney in the firm's Litigation Group, represents corporate and individual policyholders in insurance coverage and complex business disputes. His experience includes advising clients and litigating actions concerning product liabilities, environmental and toxic tort liabilities, director- and officer-related liabilities, first-party property loss, business interruption, and broker negligence. He has recently represented clients in insurance coverage disputes concerning COVID-19 losses. Judah also maintains a robust commercial litigation practice spanning multiple industries and forums, ranging from representing investment banking firms in federal appeals, to representing medical device manufacturers in federal and state courts, to litigating putative class actions under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).


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