David F. Klein

David Klein is a Litigation partner located in the firm’s Washington, DC, office. His practice focuses on resolving disputes with insurance carriers through litigation and negotiations. The 2015 edition of Chambers USA, Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business cites Mr. Klein as "an expert in the practice area" with "very strong" ability as a negotiator; "[h]is attention to detail is great and he is on the ground leading this work." Previous editions of Chambers described him as an "eloquent" and "outstanding" lawyer "admired by clients for ‘his extensive experience.’”

Mr. Klein is experienced in matters involving general and excess liability, pollution legal liability, first party/business interruption, fidelity/crime, directors and officers and errors and omissions coverage. He has represented and counseled corporations in the petrochemical, mining and metals, forest products, transportation, manufacturing and utility industries in litigation, settlement negotiations and mediation to resolve coverage disputes involving environmental and asbestos claims worth billions of dollars in the aggregate. He also represents clients in litigation to recover from insolvent insurers under state insurance rehabilitation laws and in negotiations with insurers under schemes of arrangement under U.K. law. He regularly advises clients on proposed terms of insurance coverage at placement and renewal.

Mr. Klein devotes a significant portion of his time to pro bono activities. For example, he has assisted needy individuals with insurance coverage disputes, successfully prosecuted a Second Circuit appeal from immigration proceedings, and pursued precedent-setting litigation on behalf of organizations and individuals seeking to vindicate their First Amendment rights.


Good to know

Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Litigation and 2) Insurance Recovery & Advisory
Law School Yale Law School (J.D.,1988)
Education Boston University (B.A.,1985)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia State Bar Associations,New York State Bar Associations
Most recent firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
Relevant Jobs
Trademark Paralegal
USA-DC-Washington

We have an immediate opening for a Trademark, Branding and Copyright Paralegal to join our team in our Washington, D.C., office.  This position provides support to associates and partners with assess...

Apply now

Litigation Associate
USA-DC-Washington

Established DC firm seeks Attorney in Washington DC, to provide legal services & advice in the practice areas of real estate; personal injury; family law; immigration, labor; contract disputes and A...

Apply now

Associate Counsel
USA-DC-Washington

Associate Counsel Duties: Perform legal work to assure consistency with and advancement of business objectives and policies, and applicable legal requirements. Confer with senior counsel and manager...

Apply now

+ View more jobs
A. Harrison Barnes
A. Harrison Barnes

A. Harrison Barnes is a well-known attorney throughout the United States. As a member of the Malibu community, Harrison is committed to serving the needs of Malibu residents and businesses in legal matters.

Benjamin P. Smith
Benjamin P. Smith

Benjamin P. Smith is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. He is a trial lawyer with a particular focus on high-stakes disputes in the biotechnology, medical device, and internet industries.

Brian M. Jazaeri
Brian M. Jazaeri

Brian M. Jazaeri is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Jazaeri represents clients in complex commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on class action matters and financial services, healthcare and technology litigation.