Cooley Expands Transatlantic Insurance Group with Key Appointments

Cooley is strengthening its global insurance capabilities by adding East Coast-based counsels Heidi Lawson and Greg Hoffnagle. Formerly members of Mintz Levin’s insurance, reinsurance, investigations & risk management practice, Lawson will join Cooley’s insurance & reinsurance practice as of counsel and Hoffnagle will join as special counsel.

“Heidi and Greg add another arm and greater depth to our cross-border insurance practice, including in insurtech,” said Cooley London-based partner and head of the firm’s insurance & reinsurance group, Mark Everiss. “It is rare to find such well-developed litigation, regulatory and advisory practices sitting side by side. It’s even rarer to find insurance lawyers who are so focused on Cooley’s client base of young and emerging companies. Heidi and Greg are a perfect fit for the firm, and we’re thrilled to have them on our team.”

A globally recognized and highly regarded insurance lawyer, Lawson has built a strong practice spanning litigation, regulatory and advisory work. She leads global insurers, capital providers, insurtech innovators, brokers, municipalities, and large and small businesses through insurance product innovation, coverage dispute resolution, strategic policy creation and investigation management. Lawson is based in Boston.

Hoffnagle’s practice focuses on complex insurance and reinsurance disputes as well as international commercial arbitration and litigation. Additionally, he counsels on regulatory and transactional matters, and works with insurtech startups, VC firms and insurance carriers to create innovative products and bring them to market. Hoffnagle is based in New York.

“Greg and I believe it’s critical to be part of a culture and platform that is best suited to serve our unique client set,” said Lawson. “We’re eager to leverage Cooley’s deep relationships with emerging companies, and we look forward to helping broaden the firm’s overall insurance offering.”

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