Euromoney Names Dorothea Regal Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year
New York, NY—September 30, 2021—Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP founding partner Dorothea Regal has been named the Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year in Euromoney’s 2021 Women in Business Law Americas awards.
As head of the Insurance Recovery practice at HNRK––the women-owned litigation boutique she co-founded over 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.
In the courtroom, Dorothea has contributed to cutting-edge legal developments in insurance law, prevailing 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. As just one example, she and her team won a groundbreaking ruling for Syngenta in a $170 million insurance coverage dispute over product liability claims involving the company’s herbicide.
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.
The Euromoney recognition is the latest in a string of recent awards for Dorothea. Earlier this year, she was named a Distinguished Leader by The New York Law Journal and a Notable Woman Business Owner by Crain’s New York Business. She has also been honored as an Elite Boutique Trailblazer by The National Law Journal, a Local Litigation Star in New York by Benchmark Litigation, and a New York Metro Super Lawyer in the area of Insurance Coverage.
Dorothea was announced as the winner at Euromoney’s virtual awards ceremony on Sept. 29. The full list of winners is available here.