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Haynes and Boone

Adrian C Azer

Adrian C Azer



  • Insurance Recovery
  • Litigation

WSG Practice Industries


Haynes and Boone
D.C., U.S.A.

WSG Leadership

WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Adrian is a counsel in the Insurance Recovery Practice Group, who exclusively represents corporate policyholders in a variety of complex insurance coverage matters.

His practice focuses on insurance recovery for cybersecurity breaches, government investigations, and mass tort claims. He has handled disputes over general liability coverage for various toxic tort and environmental claims, including claims by governmental entities; disputes over directors and officers coverage; and disputes over errors and omissions coverage. Adrian has represented public and private companies, non-profit entities, and government contractors, and litigated against insurers in state and federal courts across the nation and various arbitration tribunals.

Adrian has also worked on corporate bankruptcy and insolvency matters, complex commercial litigation, and complex claims resolution. As part of his bankruptcy work, he represented multiple creditors’ committees and various other financial institutions.

Adrian’s articles on cyber insurance have been published in Inside Counsel magazine and in Law360. He has also written about government investigations for Corporate Counselor magazine, an AmLaw publication.

Bar Admissions

Washington, D.C.


J.D., University of Miami School of Law, Law, 2003, magna cum laude
B.A., Emory University, Undergraduate, 2000, with honors
Areas of Practice

Insurance Recovery | Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Represented a Fortune 100 company in massive litigation, against nearly 60 insurance companies, over coverage for hundreds of thousands of asbestos-related and silica-related bodily injury claims. The case, which involved a dispute over hundreds of millions of dollars in coverage, resulted in numerous favorable rulings for the client.

Represented Fortune 100 company in environmental insurance coverage litigation in multiple jurisdictions, obtaining several favorable rulings.

Represented non-profit entity in pursuing D&O coverage for a government investigation, with the litigation resolving in a favorable settlement for the non-profit entity.

Represented a broker dealer in pursuing D&O coverage for numerous third-party claims, where the insurer agreed to pay on-going defense costs.

Represented a “start-up” business in placing its insurance coverage program.

Represented a Fortune 100 company in addressing its rights under various COLI policies.

Adrian Azer and Michael Scanlon in Claims Journal: ‘Another COVID-19 Worry: What is My Deadline to File Suit?’
Haynes and Boone, January 2021

When the scope of the COVID-19 pandemic became apparent in March 2020, an avalanche of articles appeared in which many insurers took the position that there was no coverage for losses associated with the SARS-CoV-2 virus due either to a lack of physical loss or damage to property necessary to trigger coverage under most commercial property policies, or to the effect of virus exclusions found in many such policies...

Insurance Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Navigating Your Policy's Microbe and Pollution Exclusions
Haynes and Boone, May 2020

As corporate policyholders continue to submit claims to their insurers for business interruption and related losses sustained from the COVID-19 pandemic, insurers appear to be denying such claims routinely where the policies at issue contain exclusionary language specific to viruses — whether in stand-alone virus exclusions or other types of exclusions...

Bill of Health: Insurance Coverage for Coronavirus-Related Loss and Force Majeure Clauses
Haynes and Boone, March 2020

Since its emergence from Wuhan, China, in December, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has exacted an immense human cost in death and suffering, with tens of thousands of confirmed cases worldwide. As the world reacts, the spread of this disease has also impacted businesses and world markets. Governments around the globe have restricted travel from areas with widespread, sustained transmission rates. Corporations have also suspended travel and operations in areas with high rates of infection...

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