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Dorothea Regal Receives Crain’s New York Business’s First-Ever Notable Women Business Owners Award  


New York, NY—September 2, 2021—Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP founding partner Dorothea Regal has been named to Crain’s New York Business’s inaugural Notable Women Business Owners list. This award recognizes accomplished women who have founded, own, or control a business in New York City. Dorothea’s profile is featured in Crain’s here.

As head of the Insurance Recovery practice at HNRK––the women-owned litigation boutique she co-founded 25 years ago with partners Laura Hoguet and Fredric Newman­­––Dorothea has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for policyholders from their insurers. She is regularly sought out for complex and valuable insurance coverage disputes, in international and U.S. arbitration, litigation, and counseling. She has prevailed for commercial and industrial policyholders in connection with insurance coverage for environmental, asbestos, products and directors & officers liability claims, property insurance, and business interruption coverage.

Dorothea plays a key role in management of the firm and has been instrumental in leading the firm successfully through the COVID-19 crisis and transitioning the 25-year-old firm to the next generation of successful and talented lawyers. She is a champion of, and example to, women lawyers. She has consistently mentored the firm’s interns, associates, and younger partners­­––both male and female––and was instrumental in establishing the firm’s policy––even before the COVID-19 pandemic––of flexible hours and work locations, creating an environment where all the firm’s attorneys can maintain a thriving work-life balance.

Dorothea is a fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel., the preeminent association representing the interests of policyholders and insurers in disputes arising out of insurance policies. She serves as the policyholder-side co-chair of the Business Interruption Insurance Subcommittee of the ABA’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee. She is also active in the ABA’s Women in Insurance Network and the Women’s Leadership Circle of Brooklyn Law School, a program aimed at advancing women lawyers in their careers.

Dorothea was recently named an Elite Boutique Trailblazer by The National Law Journal and a Distinguished Leader by the New York Law Journal, and she was shortlisted for Euromoney’s Women in Business Law Americas awards.



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