O1: Practice Area

Catastrophic Loss

O2: Catastrophic Loss
RAWLE & HENDERSON’s Catastrophic Loss Group handles complex, high-profile, high-stakes cases. The Catastrophic Loss Group is routinely retained by insured and self-insured local, national, and international companies, as well as excess insurers, to defend clients facing a wide range of claims.

With successful representations at all phases of litigation, our clients have come to rely on us for early intervention, eDiscovery and crisis management, limitation of exposure, and resolution through trial.

Early Intervention, eDiscovery & Crisis Management:

Early intervention, eDiscovery, and crisis management begins with a thorough understanding of the business, technological and legal needs of the client.  When a catastrophic event occurs, our Catastrophic Loss Group responds immediately with seasoned attorneys and qualified experts to protect client interests by investigating, gathering and preserving evidence and containing and managing publicity.  Additionally, Electronically Stored Information (ESI) has grown exponentially in the last few years.  The Catastrophic Loss Group is also prepared to handle unique client eDiscovery needs from anticipation of litigation all the way through trial.

The Catastrophic Loss Group’s experience with high-profile matters has shown that early, effective investigation and controlling the flow of information is critical to successful resolution of catastrophic loss claims.

Limitation of Exposure:

The Catastrophic Loss Group is frequently retained as trial and monitoring counsel to ensure that a catastrophic loss claim is contained, where possible.  Tactics the Catastrophic Loss Group has used successfully include: selection and retention of experienced experts to assist in evaluation and preparation of the case, identification of key witnesses and custodians of critical information, use of state of the art technology for intensive deposition preparation to ensure active promotion of the defense theory of the case during the discovery phase, effective use of a secure electronic document database and retrieval system that enables cost-effective identification of the relevant issues, immediate access to all documents worldwide, 24 hours a day, and formulation of creative and compelling legal arguments, and use of interactive deposition technology, incorporating touch screens, picture-in-picture exhibits, and real-time reporting to maximize the ability to lock-in testimony of eye witnesses and cross-examine opposing witnesses.

Trial Experience:

The Catastrophic Loss Group uses a team approach in conjunction with state of the art technology and experienced litigation support to fully prepare for trial on very short notice.  This approach also permits the Catastrophic Loss Group to dynamically hone and refine strategy and theory throughout the course of trial via expert and witness preparation, exhibit creation, and presentation development. A tenacious approach to obtaining prior testimony, publications, credentials, and cited references of opposing experts permits the Catastrophic Loss Group to neutralize even the most seasoned, articulate witnesses.  The Catastrophic Loss Group employs a host of technologies to reach each individual juror, such as animations, site mapping, photogrammetry, interactive timelines, synchronized video depositions, and composite exhibits.  In catastrophic loss cases, the defendant is often a large, multi-national corporation; the Catastrophic Loss Group uses intensive exhibit and witness preparation to personalize the defendant and create an image to which the jury can relate.

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