Dispute Resolution / Expert Witness / Consulting

Insurance



Over 35 years for experience


  • As the General Counsel of a large French company listed on the NYSE, I was faced over the years with four successive securities class actions in the U.S. a formidable challenge for a European lawyer. We were insured by Chubb and Perry was in charge. He was extremely helpful in guiding us through unknown territory, very responsive and both firm and reasonable in the negotiation of the settlements. Thanks to him we put together an exemplary team relationship between insured, insurer and counsel.

    – Pascal Durand-Barthez, former General Counsel of Alcatel SA

  • As a newly hired CEO of a publicly traded bank holding company, I was required to resolve several legacy issues which included a complex securities class action lawsuit. Our D&O policy was a vital element of the final settlement. Perry skillfully led a coalition of insurers, through a successful mediation, under extreme time pressure. He aligned all interests and worked in a collaborative and forthright manner. As a result we were able to settle the lawsuit and recapitalize our company.

    – Glen Wakeman, Chief Executive Officer of Doral Financial

  • In my former capacity as Vice President and General Counsel of a troubled NYSE-listed company, I pursued a high-stakes D&O claim against Chubb. Perry represented Chubb in those negotiations. While my company’s claim had merit, Chubb asserted some good faith defenses. Ultimately, we negotiated a compromise that met the needs of both parties. Perry was a very tough but flexible and ethical negotiator, and we parted as friends. Perry is extraordinarily good at what he does.

    – Phil Steptoe, former General Counsel of Navigant Consulting

  • Litigation Support Services

    • Expert Witness
      Provide Expert Witness Testimony
      Our credibility, reputation, and experience allows us to provide persuasive expert witness reports, depositions, and trial testimonies. We represent policyholders, insurance companies, and bankruptcy receivers and have a proven track record of offering compelling testimony, which has contributed to successful outcomes.
    • Dispute Resolution
      Arbitrate and/or Mediate Insurance Coverage Disputes
      We offer fair and balanced arbitration and mediation services, focusing on the key issues of the dispute, while giving appropriate consideration to all parties’ interests, in an effort to provide expedited and satisfactory resolutions of outstanding disputes.
    • Policy Interpretation
      Provide Litigation Support/Consultation Services
      We have extensive experience in evaluating policy language and in comparing such language with competing policies from a historic and current perspective.
  • Consulting Services

    • Domestic Services
      Advise Insurance Companies, Brokerage Firms, Risk Managers, and Counsel on Policy Language Impacting D&O and PI Policies
      Our credibility, reputation, and experience allows us to provide persuasive expert witness reports, depositions, and trial testimonies. We represent policyholders, insurance companies, and bankruptcy receivers and have a proven track record of offering compelling testimony, which has contributed to successful outcomes.
    • International Services
      Advise Brokers and Their Multinational Clients on D&O Liability and Coverage Issues Domestically and Worldwide
      The Granof International Group offers presentations to claims technicians, underwriters, brokers and their clients as to the potential liabilities and insurability of possible claims brought both domestically and internationally.
    • Claim Adjustment Services (Professional Liability)
      Adjust Claims
      Granof International Group is available to act as the domestic claims service agent for non-US insurers or Third Party Administrators for policies issued outside of the US, with claims originating domestically.
    • Auditing Services
      Audit Services
      We are experienced in reviewing closed and open claim files to assess how claims are processed, identify possible unrealized exposures and offer new strategies and procedures to enhance claims handling.