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Dorothea Regal Elected to American College of Coverage Counsel


New York, NY—March 29, 2021—Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP founding partner Dorothea Regal has become a fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel, the preeminent association representing the interests of insurers and policyholders in disputes arising out of insurance policies.

As the head of HNRK’s insurance recovery practice, Dorothea has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for policyholders. She is regularly sought out for complex and valuable insurance coverage disputes, spanning environmental, asbestos, property, business interruption, products liability, and directors and officers liability claims. She has prevailed for corporate policyholders large and small in contexts ranging from environmental Superfund liabilities and industrial disasters to nationwide products liability claims.

In one recent example of her work on behalf of policyholders, Dorothea represented a herbicide manufacturer against more than 50 insurance companies in a $170 million case. Her team defeated multiple summary judgment motions, winning a groundbreaking ruling under New York law that the client’s useful herbicide product is not a pollutant.

The ACCC, established in 2012, is an invitation-only organization of senior lawyers who have devoted most of their practice to insurance disputes for 15 years or more. The ACCC’s Fellows include many of the most prominent members of the insurance law bars of the United States and Canada, as well as Honorary Fellows from academia and the judiciary.

The ACCC focuses on educating all sectors involved in the field of insurance law—including the judiciary, legal and insurance professionals, law students, and businesses—on cutting edge, emerging, and critical issues such as developing trends in insurance law and bad faith, trial practice and alternative dispute resolution, policy formation, and claims handling.

The ACCC’s mission is to advance the creative, ethical, and efficient resolution of insurance coverage and extracontractual disputes; to enhance the civility and quality of the practice of insurance law; to provide peer-reviewed scholarship; and to improve the relationships among the members of our profession.

“The ACCC is delighted to welcome Dorothea as the latest member to become actively involved in its work,” said Sherilyn Pastor, president of ACCC.


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