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Blank Rome Welcomes New Insurance Recovery Of Counsel Dennis L. James in Washington, D.C.

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Dennis L. James has joined the Firm’s nationally recognized Insurance Recovery practice as Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office. Dennis joins the Firm from Perkins Coie LLP, reuniting him with the prominent Insurance Recovery team, led by Partner Robert P. Jacobs, that Blank Rome welcomed in September 2020. Together, Dennis and the team add to the decades of depth and experience in Blank Rome’s leading Insurance Recovery practice, and further enhance the practice’s ongoing growth and banner year of professional accolades and achievements.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dennis to our growing Insurance Recovery group,” said James R. Murray, Partner and Chair of the Insurance Recovery practice group. “His leading experience representing corporate policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, as well as his strong reputation in the legal industry for representing well-known companies across numerous industries, will be a great addition to our team as we continue to strategically grow our group’s service offerings and capabilities in this unprecedented time of change brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Dennis represents corporate policyholders in disputes seeking to enforce insurance coverage for a broad range of losses. These include claims involving products liability, environmental property damage, toxic torts, professional liability, cyber loss, and first-party property loss. He advises clients on a wide array of insurance policies, including commercial general liability, “Bermuda Form” excess liability, directors and officers liability, errors and omissions/professional liability, and cyber liability. He is experienced in all phases of litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including domestic and international arbitrations, and has represented well-known companies in the construction, manufacturing, energy, chemical, and financial services industries.

“I have worked with Dennis for years and he is a top-notch insurance coverage practitioner,” said Jacobs. “Dennis brings with him substantial experience and we are excited to continue our work with him at Blank Rome.” 

Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania, Dennis earned his J.D. from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, and his B.A. from Duquesne University. He is a member of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Section and Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.