David E. Leach: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

David E. Leach

Syracuse,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • OSHA and Worksite Safety
  • Construction
  • Professional Liability
  • Environmental
  • Toxic Torts
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • and Development
  • General Liability
Contact InfoTelephone: 315.413.5450
Fax: 315.413.5401
University State University of New York at Albany, magna cum laude, 1983
Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Admitted1987, Massachusetts; 1991, New York; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Professional Affiliations

•New York State Bar Association
•Onondaga County Bar Association
•Department of Labor OSHA-10 Construction Training

BornRome, New York, 1961

Tanguy Le Gouellec de Schwarz is a dual-qualified lawyer (French and English law) who focuses on the resolution of insurance and reinsurance disputes, both in the UK and French courts, and on domestic and international arbitrations.

Tanguy has acted in product liability disputes, Financial Institutions (FI) and/or E&O related disputes at both the insurance and reinsurance levels. Tanguy also advises on coverage issues (both on English and French law) in respect of product liability policies (French and English), Errors and Omissions (E&O), Financial Institutions, Directors and Officers (D&O), and property.

Tanguy has acted in the largest reinsurance litigation in France, and on numerous reinsurance arbitrations (both facultative and treaty). Tanguy has considerable experience in asbestos-related issues at both the insurance and reinsurance levels.

Recent Experience
•Acting and advising insurers of an air carrier following the crash of one of its aircraft in the Red Sea
•Numerous coverage advices on product liability and multi-jurisdictional D&O policies
•Acting for insurers in a faulty designed recycling truck claim
•Advising insurers with respect to coverage issues arising out of faulty construction piles
•Acting for insurers with respect to a severe head injury claim arising out of a faulty horsebox trailer
•Acting for the insurers of electronic goods in a faulty cable box claim
•Acting for E&O insurers (Defendants) of French brokers (producing brokers) in relation to a US $500 million litigation
•Acting for a major composite insurer in arbitration (Claimant) claiming historical asbestos losses under numerous reinsurance contracts
•Advising a major composite insurer in relation to a potential Part VII transfer of a portfolio of French property and casualty business, including consideration of both the English and French regimes
•Acting and advising aviation reinsurers on coverage issues during a French arbitration against reinsureds
•Acting for a captive of a large accounting firm in an arbitration against the captive's reinsurers
•Advising and acting for insurers and reinsurers on applicable law and jurisdiction issues in relation to reinsurance policies and acting in relation to related English Court proceedings, including in the Court of Appeal
•Advising on and drafting a suite of commutation agreements for a major UK composite insurer in relation to long-tail business, and advising generally on the potential recoverability from reinsurers
•Acting for E&O insurers (Defendants) of English brokers in relation to the placement of a liability insurance cover for a series of Italian hospitals
•Advising insurers on coverage issues concerning claims issued in France by local governments against their insured bank
•Advising Bankers Blanket Bonds facultative reinsurers of an Afghan bank on coverage issues
•Acting for insurers involved in a binding authority granting the coverholder (a French broker) authority to bind them for construction risks
•Providing UK insurers with training on wordings-related issues, developments in relation to asbestos losses, and law and jurisdiction issues

Expert Guides: Insurance and Reinsurance

Reactions Names Goldberg Segalla Law Firm of the Year
June 12, 2014

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Author, “New EU Cyber Risk Regulation to Be in Place by 2015,” Reinsurance, September 2013

Author, “Singing From Different Hymn Sheets,” Global Reinsurance, Autumn 2013

Quoted in “New EU Laws to Heighten Cyber Risk Exposure,” Reactions, August 21, 2013

Co-Author, “Insurers Preparing Cyber Risk Are Not Prepared for Their Hurricane Katrina Moment,” Reinsurance Asia , September 2012
Co-Author, “Emergence of Travel Disruption Insurance Addresses Supply Chain Concern,” Insurance Day , September 26, 2012

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Employers Must Prepare for Scrutiny as Federal and State Labor Departments Join Together to Fight Employee Misclassification
Caroline J. Berdzik,David E. Leach, October 17, 2014
Employers across the country continue to misclassify workers as independent contractors rather than as employees, and as we recently saw in Alexander v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., such actions can result in litigation and federal and state scrutiny.

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David E. Leach

5786 Widewaters Parkway
SyracuseNY 13214-1840


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