Robert focuses his practice on providing advice on contract interpretation, drafting of contracts, regulatory compliance and inquiries, handling and responding to multifarious claims, risk management/exposure mitigation, and litigation strategy to domestic and international insurance companies and commercial clients. He also is regularly requested to attend mediations as outside counsel to represent company interests in litigated claims and to facilitate amicable settlements.
Robert also has extensive lead counsel experience in representing clients in state and federal courts on complex insurance coverage claims and disputes involving directors and officers liability, errors and omissions, commercial general liability, political liability, professional indemnity and liability, property and casualty, long-term care, specialty insurance policies, and reinsurance contracts. He also handles commercial disputes involving breach of commercial contracts and business tort matters. In addition, Robert has drafted petitions for appellate review, appellate briefs, and presented oral argument before the Delaware Supreme Court and Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Courts on insurance coverage matters.
Over his career, Robert has provided advice on the application and interpretation of the laws of over 30 states, and has litigated or been involved in complex commercial cases brought in Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Robert also conducts seminars on training and legal trend updates to clients involving claim assessments and handling; and contract wording, drafting and interpretation. He also has spoken at insurance industry events.
Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Robert provided outside claims counsel services to clients on domestic and international claims submitted under E&O policies issued to entities involved in construction, engineering, and fabrication of oil and gas platforms and processing plants. This experience included on-site claims investigations involving contract reviews and interviewing witnesses in Canada, Germany, England, France, and throughout the United States. Robert also previously held a part-time position as Assistant General Counsel an international economic forecasting/research and consulting firm. In that role, Robert advised and assisted executives and managers on contract drafting and interpretation, employment-related issues and drafting of employee handbook, risk management, litigation oversight, retention and monitoring of local counsel, corporate governance; and training sales personnel on contracting issues.
•Drafting Reservation Of Rights Letters, Duty to Defend Laws, Counsel Selection, and Coverage Litigation - Barbican, January 2015
•Common Issues Involving Claims Made Coverage, Duty To Defend Laws, Coverage Litigation, And Issues Related To The Sandusky Case - Aspen Insurance, April 2014
•2014 Coverage Potpourri, client seminar, July 2014
•Duty to Defend Laws and Related Issues, CapSpecialty, November 2013
•Reserving Rights, Determining Coverage and Insurance Bad Faith, Donegal Insurance Group, May 2013
•Panelist - PLUS D&O - Litigation and Regulatory Trends, December 2012
•Business Law course for CPCU, Insurance Society, Fall 2011
•Panelist - Commerce Case Management Protocols For Alternative Disputed Resolution Procedure Using Three Judge Panel And Common Law Arbitration - Philadelphia County Bench Bar Conference, October 2008
•Coverage Issues Arising Out of Employment Practices Claims - AIG, February 2007
• Insurance Agency Risk Management: E & O Exposures By Line of Business, chapter on workers' compensation, 2014 edition
• The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure Catch Up With The Times And Assimilate Electronically Stored Information Into The Rules That Apply To And Govern The Discovery Of 'Relevant Information', Defense Digest, Vol. 12, No. 4, December 2006
• A 'Vexatious, Obdurate, Bad Faith' Insured, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, March 13, 2006
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Robert W. Jozwik Presenting at the CLM Reservations of Rights Seminar
Training • Jun 18, 2015
On June 18, 2015, Robert W. Jozwik will present on the Reservations of Rights and the Insured's Right to Personal Counsel. The course will provide a methodology for coverage issue identification and outline steps to preserve insurance...