LOS ANGELES – Barnes & Thornburg has added Alice Kyureghian as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office, where she will practice with the Insurance Recovery and Counseling group.
Kyureghian represents corporate policyholders in disputes against their insurance companies. Her practice is centered on defending clients in coverage matters such as commercial general liability, directors and officers (D&O) liability, and errors and omissions (E&O) liability, employment practices liability insurance (EPLI), business interruption and first party property insurance. She has experience in federal and state courts representing clients in a variety of coverage matters relating to government investigations, breach of fiduciary duties, wrongful termination, employee theft, cybercrime, professional athlete disability claims, and mortgage fraud, among others.
Kyureghian is the latest insurance recovery partner to join the firm following the addition of Lilt Asadourian last month. The nationally recognized Insurance Recovery and Counseling group has secured billions of dollars of insurance recovery for policyholders, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small, privately held businesses.
“We are continuing to see an increase in aggressive coverage denials by insurance companies eager to profit from restrictive claim-handling practices,” said David Wood, Insurance Recovery practice co-chair. “As this and other insurance recovery issues continue to be top of mind for policyholders, we know Alice will continue to offer clients deep experience and savvy advice about how to maximize their insurance coverage. She is a terrific addition to our practice group and to our firm.”
Kyureghian’s trial experience has led to representing several Fortune 500 companies in matters including False Claims Act violations, wrongful termination, property damage, mortgage fraud claims, and subprime mortgage claims. Alice also provides proactive counseling for clients by conducting policy review audits and providing tactical insight on how to minimize exposure.
“Alice is an excellent litigator who brings a case-by-case approach when working with the varying disputes that insurance recovery brings,” said David C. Allen, Los Angeles managing partner. “Our Los Angeles team has continued to grow this year, and Alice is a welcomed addition. We are thrilled to welcome her.”
Kyureghian earned her J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law, and her B.A. from the University of California.
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