As a passionate advocate, I focus intently on resolving clients’ problems by getting them the largest possible recovery on their insurance claims. Always available to help with clients’ questions and concerns, I constantly think about how I can best move their claims towards resolution. I try to stay steps ahead of opposing counsel, devising creative strategies and crafting optimal game plans to maximize their coverage.
Highly experienced commercial litigator Andrew Bourne focuses his practice on working diligently to obtain the insurance proceeds and other recoveries to which his clients are entitled. He handles substantial and groundbreaking cases involving a wide range of insurance contracts, including cases that involve commercial general liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, property and business interruption, professional liability, and multimedia errors and omissions policies, as well as fidelity bonds.
Advocating for corporate and individual policyholders in federal and state courts across the country, Andrew draws on nearly two decades of insurance industry-related legal experience. With his deep knowledge of various jurisdictions, he considers the circumstances of each case and brings lawsuits in the venues that are most advantageous. The National Law Journal recently noted Andrew’s considerable skill and success by naming him an “Elite Boutique Trailblazer.”
On the front end, Andrew helps clients avoid pitfalls by thoroughly analyzing their policies to ensure they contain complete information. He carefully identifies any potential traps such as intentionally buried language that would eventually allow an insurance company to avoid paying on claims.
Andrew finds it extremely gratifying to recover money for his corporate plaintiff clients, who paid substantial premiums with the expectation of receiving adequate protection from financial loss. Because corporations rarely expect their legal departments to generate revenue, Andrew finds it rewarding to help turn that expectation on its head.
Before joining Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna, Andrew practiced at the women-owned litigation boutique of Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP. Prior to that he litigated in the policyholder-only coverage practices of both Dickstein Shapiro and Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman. Andrew also previously served as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.