Founded in 1933 and headquartered in New York’s Financial District, Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP is among the oldest and most respected law firms in New York City, offering preeminent legal services in a wide array of practice areas.
MCWG attorneys engage primarily in insurance, reinsurance, and commercial litigation. Although we are best known for our insurance and reinsurance practices, over the years our traditional strengths have broadened as our clients’ needs have evolved across transactional, regulatory, and litigated matters.
MCWG has achieved national and international prominence. Our expanding practice has enabled us to keep abreast of significant legal developments both in the U.S. and in foreign jurisdictions so that we can give immediate attention to the worldwide needs of our clients.
The heart of our success lies with our attorneys. Located in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, California, Florida, and Texas, they take pride in providing efficient and responsive service in all legal matters.
The firm is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion and celebrates individual identities and cultures.
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MCWG & Crisis Management
MCWG has been counseling clients on Crisis Management insurance for almost as long as these policies have been in existence. The types of Crisis Management forms that MCWG has studied, interpreted, guided, drafted, and litigated include:
- Accidental Product Contamination
- Malicious Product Tampering
- Comprehensive “Contaminated Products” coverage, which includes both “accidental and “malicious” triggers, as well as “government recall” and “product extortion”
- Kidnap, Ransom, Extortion
- Product Recall
The firm has a dedicated team of professionals who understand the intricacies of the issues presented by losses in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and consumer goods industries and how the protection provided by these insurance products helps to shape governmental and public perception on the health and safety of these consumables.
Commentators – mainly clients – note that Mound Cotton’s attorneys “have demonstrated vast knowledge of crisis management and are particularly keen on the intricacies involved in handling a crisis management coverage issue.” “They provide quality service to their clients.”
Chambers USA 2015
Also within this niche practice area are losses involving various “war risks,” such as “insurrection,” “revolution,” “civil war,” and “coup d’etat,” and we have handled claims throughout the United States and the world under policies covering “Confiscation, Expropriation, Nationalization,” “Terrorism,” and “Sabotage” losses.
Throughout the years, MCWG has also lent its vast claims experience to underwriters of these products to assist with drafting new forms or modifying existing forms and endorsements, in order to shape these coverages to comport with the demands of the market for Crisis Management Insurance.