(April 3, 2023)
Houston – Wilkins | Gire is thrilled to announce that powerhouse insurance coverage attorney Vanessa Durante, former partner of Lewis Brisbois, has joined Wilkins | Gire as a senior member in the Coverage practice group. She will be based in WG’s Houston office.
As a seasoned insurance coverage expert, Ms. Durante joins the firm with over a decade of experience. She focuses her practice on coverage issues including loss allocation, long-tail liabilities, priority of coverage, and bad faith claims arising under CGL, D&O, pollution, and professional liability/E&O policies. Vanessa provides coverage advice regarding underlying third-party liability risks and litigates coverage disputes involving primary, excess, and umbrella insurance in state and federal courts throughout the United States and in London.
“Vanessa’s remarkable track record as a coverage attorney representing some of the biggest insurers in the world will further strengthen coverage group beyond what we could imagine,” said Greg C. Wilkins, senior member of Wilkins | Gire. “She will undoubtedly lend tremendous benefit to our clients and we are thrilled to welcome her to the WG team.”
Ms. Durante has been recognized by Best Lawyers: “Ones to Watch” list, Insurance Law in 2022 and 2023.
Ms. Durante earned her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her law degree from New York University (NYU).