William T. Mandia
Board of Directors
Bill Mandia represents clients in complex commercial and class-action litigation with a particular focus on the insurance and financial services industries. Bill is an experienced courtroom lawyer who has tried cases in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels.
Bill regularly represents primary and excess insurers in a wide range of coverage disputes and bad faith claims, including disputes involving property-casualty, environmental, D&O, E&O and other specialty lines of coverage. Bill has significant experience representing insurers in courts throughout the country in multi-million dollar disputes over long-tail liability exposures, such as asbestos and environmental claims. Bill’s experience also includes the representation of property-casualty insurers in connection with complex disputes involving construction defects and construction accidents, including disputes over additional insured coverage.
Bill also represents fidelity carriers in claims under all types of fidelity bonds and policies, including financial institution bonds, commercial crime insurance, and other proprietary bond forms and policies.
Bill has extensive experience representing life insurers, producers, financial institutions, and registered representatives against claims involving a range of financial and life insurance products, including the defense of sales practices claims, beneficiary disputes, coverage disputes, and allegations of bad faith. His work for insurance industry clients also includes the defense of producers, brokers, and agents against claims alleging professional negligence or other sales practices violations.
Bill maintains an active class action defense practice. He routinely represents companies in a wide range of industries in the defense of claims brought under federal or state securities laws and consumer protection statutes. His experience includes all facets of class action defense, ranging from class action and merits discovery, class certification briefing and hearings, and dispositive motion practice.