I believe cases are won through rigorous detective work and legal analysis. My experience has taught me that the most effective litigators are those who actually assist the court by gathering evidence thoroughly and presenting it clearly along with a solid legal argument. I work hard to help the court help my client.
Ian Weiss advocates for insurance policyholders and other commercial clients in state and federal courts, and at the trial and appellate levels. Clients appreciate his dogged determination to leave no stone unturned when he builds a case.
Ian’s experience with insurance began during his first year in law school, working for a preeminent professor who served as the lead author of an influential legal text about liability insurance and who also served as an expert witness for policyholders in coverage litigation. Ian also wrote his own paper on insurance law that was published by the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and has been cited by multiple courts. Ian went on to represent policyholders as an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, where he also worked on some of the highest profile and highest stakes commercial cases in the world.
Ian enthusiastically follows developments in the realm of insurance coverage disputes. He aspires to work on cutting-edge issues, which he expects will likely include claims stemming from ransomware and other malware, hacks, data breaches, and cyber incidents.
Ian has worked on cases in a broad range of venues, from the American Arbitration Association to the United States Supreme Court. He also spent a year working directly with judges to help them analyze trial and appellate cases, when he served as law clerk to a federal trial judge in the Eastern District of New York who frequently heard appeals in the Ninth Circuit and the Second Circuit. Ian’s clerkship had a profound impact on his approach as a litigator, as it taught him firsthand what types of advocacy are effective and which are not.