MORRISTOWN, NJ, October 06, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Paul R. Koepff with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Koepff celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Koepff is an esteemed attorney who presently serves as a senior equity partner at Clyde & Company in New York, a global law firm with offices located on six continents. His extensive portfolio includes handling numerous insurance coverage litigations, as well as trials and arbitrations, and serving as a lead counsel for many substantial insurance coverage disputes and appellate rulings throughout his 45-year legal career. Prior to his tenure with Clyde & Company, Mr. Koepff was a senior partner with O’Melveny &Myers LLP, a large, international law firm with offices in the U.S. and other locations throughout the world. Until 2012, when he retired from O’Melveny, he served as a partner of litigation and as the chairperson of O’Melveny’s Insurance Department, which was awarded the Best Insurance Department by Chambers.
Mr. Koepff has had a successful career in trials and arbitrations of complex coverage cases on key coverage issues, including numerous London arbitrations and trials in various states, including a3-month trial in Iowa, where he prevailed on behalf of Chubb. He also has been successful in appeals, including obtaining major favorable decisions from the New Jersey Supreme Court, the New Jersey Appellate Division, New York Appellate Courts, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Southern District of New York, to mention just a few examples.
Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Koepff has authored numerous articles in scholarly journals. He has been a contributing author of many different publications, including: New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide, the Matthew Bender Treatise on New York Insurance Law, authored “Inside the Minds: Steps That Can Be Taken In An Effort To Negotiate Successful Settlements Between Key Parties In An Insurance Dispute; “No Coverage For Insider Trading,” published by Law360, “When to Allocate Defense Costs in Covered and Non-Covered Claims,” published by Claims Journal; authored ebook chapter entitled “International Insurance Arbitration under Bermuda Form Policy,” published by ExecSense; authored published article in Mealey’s Litigation Report: An Examination Of Policy Language And Public Policy Concerning Insurance Coverage For Fines And Penalties, Restitution And Disgorgement And Civil Liability Arising Out Of Criminal Conduct, “Use and Legal Effect of Insurance Binders,” published by Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions; and “A Look At The Right To Associate,” are just a few examples.
He frequently gives presentations and webinars on a number of different insurance-related topics, including: “Reservation of Rights and Using Consent Judgments: Assigning Rights to the Plaintiff and Determining Whether the Settlement Could Result in a Bad Faith Suit”; “Insurer Bad Faith Set-Up Defense and ‘Reverse Bad Faith’ Claims: Insurer vs. Policyholder Perspectives”; “Examining The Impact of Additional Insured Coverage in the Industry and Marketplace”; “The Latest on Disputes Between Primary and Excess Carriers”; “Bad Faith in the Investigation of Insurance Claims: Strategies For Pursuing And Defending Allegations of Insurer Misconduct”.
An alumnus of Lehigh University, Mr. Koepff received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in 1969 and a Master of Business Administration in economics in 1970. He subsequently received a Doctor of Jurisprudence at Duke University in 1973. Mr. Koepff has been admitted to practice law by the New York and New Jersey Bar Associations, the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First through Sixth and the Ninth Circuits, various U.S. District Courts, including for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and District of New Jersey.
Mr. Koepff is a recognized member of the New York Bar Association, ARIAS-US, The CLM, The American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC). He is also a member of the litigation section and tort and insurance practice section of the American Bar Association. Celebrated for his success, Mr. Koepff has been and continues to be was recognized by Chambers USA for outstanding expertise in insurance dispute resolution. He is also an AV-rated preeminent attorney via Martindale-Hubbell.
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