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University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1988.Executive Editor, Journal of Law and Politics.
Virginia Tech, B.A., 1985.
David Killalea is a partner in the Litigation Division in the Washington, D.C., office. His diverse practice spans all aspects of insurance recovery, including litigation, complex multiparty negotiations and strategic counseling, as well as other civil litigation.
Mr. Killalea represents companies large and small in securing insurance coverage for their liabilities. Such liabilities arise from claims ranging from mass torts, shareholder derivative suits and securities class actions, environmental property damage and bodily injury, advertising injury, False Claims Act, FCPA, and more. He also represents clients in first-party property damage and business interruption claims. His insurance recovery efforts have included litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts, mediations, arbitrations, and complex multiparty negotiations.
Mr. Killalea has represented debtor companies and corporate parents of debtors in several of the most hotly contested asbestos-related bankruptcy cases in the country. He has successfully litigated complex disputes at the intersection of insurance and bankruptcy law and has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in coverage for bankruptcy debtors.
Mr. Killalea is also an accomplished litigator outside the insurance recovery area, having successfully litigated consumer class action, antitrust, receivership, breach of contract, employment, white collar criminal, and other cases during the course of his career.
Before joining Manatt, Mr. Killalea was a founding partner at Gilbert LLP.
Some of Mr. Killalea's recent engagements include:
"Insurance Coverage for FCPA Investigations," Executive Counsel Magazine, October/November 2012.
"Be Careful What You Wish For, You Might Just GIT It," Law 360, June 7, 2011.
Quoted in media, such as "Business Interruption Insurance Claims Loom After Sandy," USA Today, October 31, 2012.
Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia.
Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference, Perin Conferences, Chicago, IL, June 20, 2011.
Andrews Asbestos Litigation Conference 2010: Insurance Issues, New Orleans, LA, October 28-29, 2010.
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