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Latosha M. Ellis

Latosha M. Ellis

Associate

Expertise

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Profile

Latosha Ellis helps corporate policyholders facing large losses recover from their insurers.

Latosha has experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation, products liability, alcohol beverage control litigation, and other matters. She regularly counsels clients on directors and officers liability (D&O), commercial liability, business interruption, employment practices liability, and cyber insurance issues. She has presented at seminars across the country on topics related to insurance coverage, including presenting at the ABA Women In Insurance Network (WIN) annual conference on emerging issues in insurance coverage for cannabis operations. 

Relevant Experience

  • Represented the interests of a large utility provider in an action to recover costs related to environmental cleanup from more than two dozen excess liability insurance carriers
  • Represented the interests of a real estate developer of nationally leading portfolio in a wrongful death and survival action
  • Represented the interests of a multi-national automotive manufacturer in obtaining multiple voluntary dismissals of products liability suits alleging defective airbags
  • Successfully defended a multi-national automotive manufacturer in a two week trial in a wrongful death and survival action suit alleging manufacturer and design defects
  • Obtained reversal on appeal of a decision by the Virginia ABC Board to terminate an existing beer franchise agreement for a Virginia beer wholesaler
  • Prevailed on a motion to dismiss claims of breach of contract for a large garage door corporation
  • Represented the interests of a multi-national automotive manufacturer in successful settlement negotiations related to wrongful death and survival actions of five parties and injuries to twelve others

Education

BA, University of Cincinnati, 2001
Areas of Practice

Insurance Coverage | Litigation

Articles

Year in Review: Top Insurance Cases of 2018
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, January 2019

2018 was a busy year for courts deciding insurance coverage disputes. Many of those decisions will shape the coverage landscape for years to come. Policyholders enjoyed their fair share of the wins, including substantial victories in areas involving social engineering to disgorgement of corporate gain. We take this opportunity to reflect on some of the year’s most notable coverage decisions...

Additional Articles

  • Lift as You Climb: Accepting the Call to Mentorship, TYL Digital Publication, American Bar Association
  • When Good Isn't Good Enough: Interpreting Undefined “Best Efforts” Clauses in Virginia, VBA Journal
  • Noteworthy insurance cases from 2019, PropertyCasualty360
  • Year in Review: Important Long-Tail Claim and Malicious Prosecution Cases from 2019, Connecticut Law Tribune
  • What are the Options? Litigating the Availability of Safety Features, The Brief, ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Journal
  • Do the Right Thing: Do Virginia Lawyers Need a Rule for That? YLC Docket Call, Virginia State Bar
  • Top D&O insurance cases of 2019, NU Property Casualty 360
  • Year in Review: Top Social Engineering Insurance Cases of 2019, Insurance Coverage Law Center
  • Year in Review: Top Directors & Officers Insurance Cases of 2019, Insurance Coverage Law Center
  • On the Record: The Importance of Issue Preservation Throughout Litigation, Virginia Lawyer Magazine
  • Expert Analysis: Gov't Shutdown Can Trigger Event Cancellation Insurance, Law360
  • Year in review: Top insurance cases of 2018, Thomson Reuters Westlaw
  • Cybersecurity Insurance – Mitigating Compliance Risk Under the DFARS and Other Federal Regulations, Contract Management

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