Steven Gilford is a Partner in the Litigation Department and co-head of the Insurance Recovery & Counseling Group.
Steven has broad experience in trial court and appellate litigation, domestic and international arbitration, and mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. His work has encompassed a broad range of industries and subject areas, including major contract and commercial disputes, consumer class actions, antitrust and securities cases, technology outsourcing disputes, defamation, trademark, and trade secret matters and restrictive covenants. Steven also has served as national and regional counsel for insurance defense and coordination and major personal injury matters.
In addition to his wide-ranging litigation experience, Steven is a nationally recognized practitioner in the areas of insurance and reinsurance. Through a potent combination of negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation, he has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of his clients. His experience includes a broad array of coverage including CGL, D&O, E&O, employment practices, first party property and business interruption. Steven has represented clients in all areas of the insurance industry, including policyholders, insurers, reinsurers, captives and brokers.
According to Chambers USA, clients and peers recognize Steven for his “great strategic acumen.” He is “the person to go to when you have a large conceptual problem to get around.” In previous editions, Chambers has described him as having a “remarkable ability to focus on the points that really matter [and his] ability to talk to both sides in a clear and down-to-earth manner,” as well as being “a great leader of his team, a wonderful strategist and a terrific counselor.”
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