J. Gregory Lahr

J. Gregory Lahr

Partner

J. Gregory Lahr

Partner

  • Overview

    Biography

    Gregory Lahr litigates complex commercial disputes, focusing on insurance coverage matters in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels. He is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Insurance + Reinsurance Group.

    Insurance Coverage Litigation

    Mr. Lahr represents domestic and international insurers in high-exposure coverage litigation involving first- and third-party property and casualty, professional liability and employment practices, directors and officers liability, and environmental claims. In addition to coverage disputes, Mr. Lahr defends claims alleging extracontractual liability and violations of state statutes. His matters have involved bodily injury and property damage occurring on construction sites and other work areas; errors and omissions claims involving architects, engineers, lawyers, foster care agencies, brokers, accountants, and lenders and other financial institutions; claims against private company and nonprofit directors and officers; and oil and gas spills, mold, and other environmental contamination.

    Employee Litigation and Counseling

    Mr. Lahr defends clients in employment discrimination and harassment matters before federal and state courts and agencies, through trial or other resolution. He also counsels clients on various employment issues, including hiring and termination practices; employment contracts; nondisclosure, noncompete, and nonsolicitation obligations; payment of wages; and employment policies and handbooks.

    Business and Insurance Counseling

    Mr. Lahr’s clients represent a cross-section of industries that include United States, London, and Bermuda insurers; environmental and engineering firms; airlines and aviation companies; employment staffing companies; and recruiters. He provides counseling and coverage opinions for domestic and international insurers in prelitigation coverage matters and regularly drafts policy language for manuscript policy forms and endorsements for first- and third-party coverages. He also counsels clients on a variety of commercial and contract matters. He has established corporate structures, negotiated vendor contracts, and provided counsel on intellectual property and production and manufacturing issues, particularly in the fashion and retail sector.

    Mr. Lahr has presented and authored articles on a variety of insurance coverage litigation issues relating to the discovery process, claims handling, the duty to defend, bad faith, the application of various policy provisions, pollution, hydraulic fracturing, and mold. In addition, he frequently presents on employment issues involving harassment and discrimination in the workplace, background checks, payment of wages, and establishing and maintaining employment relationships.

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Defense Research Institute
      Insurance Law Committee
      Employment and Labor Law Committee