Joe has advised and defended clients in a wide range of litigation and insurance matters for over 30 years, helping underwriters and other clients avoid litigation when possible and prevail when it is unavoidable. Joe’s clients describe him as responsive, pragmatic and efficient. He understands the nature of his clients’ businesses and industry and seeks to add value to that business whenever possible.
Joe co-chairs Wiggin and Dana’s Insurance Practice Group. He is also a Partner in the Litigation Department and in the Art and Museum Law Practice Group.
For the last 20 years, Joe has been the principal outside counsel for the American Institute of Marine Underwriters and the Inland Marine Underwriters Association. In those roles, he has monitored legislative and regulatory developments and governance issues, drafted policy forms, and filed amicus briefs with various courts. He is adept at handling issues involving marine casualties, and is a thought leader on the future of marine insurance, including issues arising from autonomous shipping and cyber risks. Joe’s extensive experience in representing insurers includes a stint in the office of the general counsel of one of the premier syndicates at Lloyd’s of London.
Joe has worked on matters involving numerous lines of insurance and reinsurance coverages, including aviation, marine (hull, liability, cargo, and yacht), energy, fine art and specie, general liability, professional liability, and political risks.
In addition to representing underwriters, Joe represents brokers, multinational manufacturers and others involved in the supply chain. He has represented clients in cases throughout the U.S. and has personally served as an arbitrator and a mediator.