Arthur Garrett is co-chair of Keller and Heckman's national litigation practice, along with Robert S. Niemann. He also serves as the Firm's General Counsel.
Mr. Garrett's litigation practice focuses on insurance recovery with an emphasis on the representation of food industry policyholders. His trial experience has taken him all over the United States to try cases in state and federal courts and mediate/arbitrate disputes on behalf of corporations and trade associations. Mr. Garrett was recently trial counsel that was selected as a Top 10 Defense verdict in the State of California.
He specializes in advising food companies on their liability insurance programs (including GL, D&O, E&O, Excess, Umbrella and specialized recall policies, such as Product Contamination Insurance) and first-party property policies, including open marine/cargo insurance. In such matters, Mr. Garrett provides advice on the appropriate insurance coverage and the rights of policyholders in the event of a loss and in disputes with their insurance carriers. He also provides advice on appropriate risk transfer mechanisms (insurance and indemnity) in commercial transactions. Food recall/insurance coverage situations that Mr. Garrett has handled within the last two (2) years include pomegranate, parsley, alfalfa, soft cheese, and cumin.
Mr. Garrett is a fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC) and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the ABA's Tort and Insurance Practice Section.
•Aug 02, 2016 Art Garrett to Present Food Contamination Traceback/Traceforward: A Case Study
•Jun 14, 2016 Partner Art Garrett to Present Rewards, Regulation and Risk: Genetically Modified Organisms
•Feb 25, 2016 Arthur Garrett to Present A Practical Guide to Recovery for Product Contamination Incidents
•Feb 19, 2016 Arthur Garrett to Speak at the 24th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Midyear Program
•Apr 26, 2013 Arthur Garrett to Present a Webinar for Compliance Online
•Dec 08, 2011 The California Appellate Court Affirms Tokyo Electron Limited Victory
•Jan 28, 2011 Daily Journal Names Tokyo Electron Ltd. Victory Top Defense Verdict of 2010
•Jul 21, 2016 Webinar: Refresher On Food Recalls And Recall Protection
•Mar 29, 2016 Webinar: Know Your Food Suppliers - New FSMA Responsibility, Liability, and Insurance
•Jun 09, 2015 Webinar: Defending Your Supply Chain: Issues in Food Authenticity and Insurance
•Jun 29, 2016 June Food Court Report - The Interplay of FDA Regulation and Food Law Litigation: A Case In Point
•May 27, 2016 'Artificial Flavors' and 'Chemical Preservatives' - 'Natural' Litigation By Another Name?
•Mar 31, 2016 Trial Court Dismissed Suit Alleging Deceptive Practices in Use of Non-GMO Claims
•Feb 23, 2016 And You Thought the Recall Was Hard Enough; Wait Till You Get the Grand Jury Subpeona
•Nov 18, 2015 Food Court Report: Food Recall Insurance - A Case Study
•Jan 06, 2015 Food Court Report: Judge Fails to Find Ascertainable Class Members, Predominance, or Adequate Representation in Labeling Suit against Skinnygirl Cocktails, LLC
•Nov 12, 2014 FOOD COURT REPORT: Food Manufacturer Defeats Class Certification in Labeling Claim Because Putative Class Lacked Ascertainability