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Jorge R. Aviles

Jorge R. Aviles

Associate

Profile

Jorge’s practice concentrates on complex insurance recovery disputes on behalf of corporate policyholders. He also counsels clients on risk management and insurance recovery strategy. Jorge has helped clients secure millions in insurance coverage under claims involving a wide variety of losses.

Jorge represents commercial and governmental policyholders in all types of complex insurance matters throughout all stages of the insurance process, from pre-purchase policy analysis and review through litigation and settlement of contested claims. Jorge has handled claims involving CGL, D&O, E&O, and Cyber policies, among many others. Through trials, summary judgment, dispute resolution proceedings, and settlements, Jorge has assisted to recover millions of dollars in insurance proceeds for clients.

Jorge regularly writes on insurance topics and has lectured on insurance coverage issues. While in law school, Jorge interned for the US Senate and the New York Attorney General, served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Corporate & Financial Law, and received the Archibald S. Murray Award. Jorge is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese.

Jorge is also a contributor to the firm’s Insurance Recovery Blog.

Relevant Experience

  • Analyzed coverage for COVID-19 losses, including business interruption, for various industries, including REITs, hospitality / hotels, restaurants, health care providers and retailers.
  • Represented construction sub-contractor in insurance coverage claim for record-setting wrongful death verdict and obtained summary judgment on key coverage issue triggering millions in coverage.
  • Counseled global manufacturing company in coverage action for long-term bodily injury, asbestos-related claims under $100 Million+ multi-layer coverage tower.
  • Advised Fortune 500 company specializing in electronic components and computer products in claims regarding environmental pollution at major engineering site.
  • Mediated claim to recover settlement amounts paid by policyholder ($40+ million) to settle class action claims concerning allegedly improper credit card processing fees.
  • Represented municipality in litigation for equipment breakdown and flood-related coverage following loss in wastewater treatment facility.
  • Settled cyber breach claim for non-profit medical services provider.
  • Assisted in month-long trial of asbestos coverage claims regarding exhaustion and allocation of primary insurance coverage.

Education

BA, Harvard University, 2007
Areas of Practice

Cross-Border Insurance Coverage | Cyber Insurance | Insurance Coverage | Litigation | Transactional Insurance

Articles

  • Court Concludes That COVID-19 Losses Can Qualify as “Direct Physical Loss,” National Law Review
  • How Schools are Approaching the Concussions Crisis Proactively, District Administration
  • Drones May Expose Property Owners to Increased Liability, Risk Management Magazine
  • Getting a Handle on Handheld Risks, Risk Management Magazine
  • How to Defeat an Insurance Company’s Demand That the Policyholder Pay Back Defense Costs, ABA Journal
  • Insurance Coverage for Mass Shooting Events, Westlaw Journal of Insurance Coverage
  • Attorneys’ Eyes Only? Confidential? Really?, New York Litigator
  • As Amazon’s and Walmart’s Drones Take to the Skies, it is Important for Commercial Policyholders to Have a Strategy to Protect Against Drone-Related Risks and to Maximize their Recovery in the Event of a Loss, National Law Review
  • A Deeper Dive into the Test Case Decision by the English High Court - An analysis of the Test Case, including potential impacts of the ruling, ongoing negotiations, and potential appeal, Law.com
  • A Deeper Dive into the Test Case Decision by the English High Court — An analysis of the Test Case, including potential impacts of the ruling, ongoing negotiations, and potential appeals, Coverage Law Center

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