• Manatt Bolsters Insurance Recovery and Complex Litigation Practice with Prominent Litigator in Washington, D.C.

    Robert Shulman Joins Manatt's Growing National Litigation Division

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 6, 2012 - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced today that Robert Shulman has joined the firm's Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Insurance Recovery Practice Group. Shulman comes to the firm from Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman.

    "Robert is an extraordinary litigator and will be an enormous asset to our clients across industry sectors because of his wide range of litigation experience, including his insurance recovery expertise," said Amy Briggs, chair of Manatt's Insurance Recovery Practice Group. "We are delighted at his arrival, and look forward to the multiple ways in which his depth of knowledge will enhance Manatt's ability to serve its clients."

    Shulman has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance recovery area. His practice includes litigating on behalf of corporations and in complex disputes with insurance companies regarding coverage for environmental claims, products claims, asbestos and other large-scale tort claims, construction claims, directors and officers' claims, securities-related claims, hurricane-related claims, and claims for business interruption losses. He also is experienced in class action litigation, including opposing certification as well as the development and implementation of both certification and the merits. He has represented clients in cases designated for multidistrict coordination and has considerable experience in all forms of alternative dispute resolution in the context of a wide range of matters.

    Shulman's clients have included International Paper Co., MBIA, Amerada Hess Corp., Electrolux, Phillips Petroleum Co., DuPont, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Highly regarded by colleagues and clients, he is listed in Chambers USA, The Legal 500, and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the nation's leading insurance recovery lawyers.

    William T. Quicksilver, Manatt's chief executive officer and managing partner, said, "Robert's expertise and reputation align with our commitment to excellence. His arrival bolsters our growing litigation presence in Washington and our strong national team. We are pleased to welcome him to the firm."

    "After splitting my time between New York and Washington, D.C., I am thrilled that Manatt has provided me the opportunity to return home permanently," said Shulman. "Manatt offers the perfect platform to continue to represent national and international clients in solving some of their more complex disputes."

    Shulman earned a B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. cum laude from Tulane University Law School.

    About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
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