Peter H. Woodin, Esq.

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Peter H. Woodin, Esq. is a highly skilled dispute resolution professional with extensive experience in the negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and settlement of complex, high stakes, multi-party litigation. He has practiced full time as a mediator and arbitrator since 1993, and has served as court-appointed special master, with responsibilities for settlement efforts and/or discovery oversight, in a variety of federal litigations.

He has served as a neutral in many insurance matters, with a particular focus on coverage disputes involving CGL, D&O, E&O, and professional liability policies among others, and disputed coverage for claims involving environmental damage and remediation, maritime shipping losses, personal injuries, property damage, professional malpractice, and many others.

Representative Matters

  • Mediated settlement of a dispute between a major oil company and its CGL insurer involving documentation and reasonableness of past environmental defense costs and instituting protocol for submission and approval of future costs
  • Mediated settlement of claims alleging professional malpractice asserted by policyholder against several insurance brokerages arising out of allegations that brokers had secured insurance coverage different in scope than that requested by policyholder and described in insurance binder
  • Mediated settlement of claims for coverage under a corporate kidnapping and ransom policy, arising out of attempted prison escape and hostage taking which resulted in two-week prison standoff and injuries to hostages and prison personnel
  • Mediated settlement of claims involving the allocation among reinsurers and a captive insurer of funds paid in settlement of environmental damage claims
  • Mediated settlement of complex international insurance dispute involving coverage for extensive losses incurred through a multi-year criminal scheme diverting goods from warehouses during the course of international shipment; settlement required not only the resolution of coverage claims between the policyholder and the insurance carriers, but also settlement of the allocation dispute among the carriers
  • Mediated settlement of coverage claims asserted by holding company against various insurance carriers arising out of the company’s asbestos liabilities; settlement resulted in a comprehensive resolution of all claims against all carriers under whose policies claims had been asserted, and a multiyear schedule of payments by the carriers to the policyholder totaling in excess of $400 million
  • Mediated settlement of coverage claims asserted by major oil company against various insurers seeking reimbursement under numerous CGL policies, stretching back many decades into the past, for the costs of environmental cleanup at hundreds of contaminated sites nationwide; settlements were achieved in separate mediations with individual insurance carriers over the course of a year
  • Mediated settlement of coverage claims asserted by manufacturing company against insurer, seeking reimbursement under CGL policies for past and future defense and indemnity costs associated with asbestos personal injury claims
  • Mediated settlement of coverage claims asserted by mining company under insurance carrier’s CGL policies for the reimbursement of costs incurred in the remediation of numerous contaminated sites nationwide
  • Mediated settlement of coverage claims asserted by national telecommunications company against over a dozen CGL insurers, seeking reimbursement for costs arising out of litigation involving rights of way for telecommunications company’s nationwide fiber optic cable network
  • Mediated settlement of coverage claims asserted by pharmaceutical company under insurance carrier’s CGL policies for the reimbursement of costs incurred in the remediation of various contaminated sites nationwide
  • Mediated settlement of coverage claims for defense and indemnity asserted under D&O policy arising out of the company’s settlement of sexual-harassment claims asserted against senior executive
  • Mediated settlement of coverage dispute involving claims by various individual plaintiffs alleging negligence in elder care provided by nursing home operator
  • Mediated settlement of dispute between insurance broker and corporate policyholder arising out of the disallowance of tax benefits for a complex program involving corporate owned life insurance policies
  • Mediated settlement of dual track multi-party insurance coverage dispute pending in New York federal court and underlying multi-defendant personal injury action pending in New York state court
  • Mediated settlement of insurance coverage dispute arising out of property damage sustained during multi-day rock festival

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Assoc., New York State Bar Assoc., and Assoc. of the Bar of the City of NY, serving on various committees concerning ADR and complex litigation
  • Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Speaker and panelist on numerous bar association and other educational programs, including Brooklyn Law School, New York Law School, and Practicing Law Institute; has lectured around the country to practitioners and the judiciary on a range of ADR and complex litigation topics

Background and Education

  • Partner and Mediator, The Feinberg Group, LLP, 1993-2004
  • Litigation Attorney, Morrison & Foerster, LLP, 1989-1993
  • Expert Consultant and Reporter to the Presidential Commission on Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents (co-drafter of the Commission’s Final Report to Congress), 1989-1990
  • Law Clerk to Judge Jack B. Weinstein, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1988-1989
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1988 (Stone Scholar, editor of the Law Review)
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, 1971

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