Cara Vecchione

Cara C. Vecchione

Associate

Cara C. Vecchione

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Cara Vecchione concentrates her practice in complex insurance coverage litigation and counseling. She is a member of the firm's Insurance + Reinsurance Group.

    Insurance Coverage Litigation and Counseling

    Ms. Vecchione represents domestic and international insurers in all types of insurance coverage litigation and disputes. She has extensive experience in matters involving professional liability, Bermuda form excess liability claims, asbestos bodily injury, environmental contamination, product liability, property damage, and other third-party liability coverage matters. In addition, Ms. Vecchione provides advice to clients concerning insurers' rights in bankruptcy proceedings. She also has experience evaluating and drafting policy language and endorsements.

    Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Ms. Vecchione worked in one of the largest insurance-focused litigation groups in the United States, counseling some of the world's leading domestic and international insurance companies in a variety of high-severity coverage disputes.

    Ms. Vecchione began her career as a law clerk for the Honorable Margaret Cangilos-Ruiz, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of New York.

    Community Involvement

    Ms. Vecchione is actively involved in her community. She is a member of the New York Junior League, currently serving on the Senior Friends Committee. Previously, she was a board member of the Junior League of Morristown, where she helped develop a series of interactive workshops to assist children in preparing quick, healthy meals using ingredients available at the food pantry, as well as wellness programs for a residential substance treatment facility to promote exercise, meditation, and healthy eating during recovery.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • The University of Pittsburgh v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2016 WL 4991622 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 16, 2016). District Court granted summary judgment in favor of the insurer based on the policyholder’s failure to provide sufficient notice of a potential claim within the policy period. *

      • The University of Pittsburgh v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2016 WL 3963104 (S.D.N.Y. July 21, 2016). Successfully opposed a motion for partial summary judgment seeking a declaration that the policyholder provided adequate notice. *

      • Uffer v. Travelers Cos., Inc., 88 A.D.3d 690 (2nd Dep’t 2011). Appellate court affirmed dismissal of the complaint on the ground of res judicata. *

      * Atty. Vecchione was counsel in these representative matters before joining Robinson+Cole.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      National Association of Women Lawyers
      Planning Committee for Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon (2014 - present)
    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      New York Junior League
      Senior Friends Committee

      Junior League of Morristown
      Board Member (2015 - 2016)
      Chair of Children Making Healthy Choices Committee (2015 - 2016)
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • News

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