Syed represents clients in connection with insurance coverage, reinsurance matters and other business litigation.
Syed has been admitted to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, US District Court for the District of Columbia and US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Represents clients in connection with disputes involving general liability, errors and omissions, and directors and officers policies, including coverage issues arising out of multi-district litigation related to claims from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Advises clients in connection with product recall incidents, including claim submission, claim adjustment inquiries, indemnity payments, settlement negotiations, and coverage disputes.
Counsels clients in connection with commercial property claims and litigation, including claims arising from the World Trade Center Attack and claims related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Represents clients in matters involving coverage for professional liability claims, including in litigation involving large nursing home care provider and several other insurers.
Counsels clients concerning allocation of coverage among excess and primary carriers, including the availability of coverage for tens of thousands of asbestos lawsuits for multiple insureds and related entities.
Advises clients seeking product contamination and food recall insurance, and manuscripts endorsements.
Represents clients in multi-million dollar reinsurance disputes in litigation and arbitrations involving follow the fortunes and follow the settlement doctrines, allocation disputes, rescission claims, and notice obligations.
Counsels clients in reinsurance recovery efforts under facultative and treaty business.
Advises clients in connection with bad faith and extra-contractual claims related to insurance and reinsurance claims.
Represents clients in various business matters, including tortious interference claim and contractual disputes.
Member, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association
Member, Section of Torts, Trial, and Insurance Practice, American Bar Association
Speaker, “Advising Clients About Cyber Risks and Cyber Insurance” CLE, June 14, 2017
Speaker, “What Every Litigator Should Know About Insurance and How It May Impact Your Case Strategy,” CLE Program, DC Bar Conference Center, February 22, 2017
Presenter, “Takeaways from New Discovery Rules to Employ in Arbitrations: The Company, Arbitrator, and Counsel Perspectives,” 2016 ARIAS U.S. Fall Conference, November 17, 2016
Presenter, “Demonstratives - A Picture Is Worth 100,000 Words,” Litigation Strategies, Tactics, and Skills, October 6, 2015
Panelist, “Reverse Bad Faith Claims: Should They Exist?,” Law360 Twitter Discussion, August 5, 2015
Co-author, Now You See it (Now You Don’t?) – Recent Insurer Efforts to Void Coverage Based on New York Rescission Law, FC&S Legal, July 18, 2017
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