Suzanne C Midlige is a top-quality name in the space with deep experience handling multinational toxic tort and other complex insurance litigation, as well as non-contentious matters.
Suzanne Cocco Midlige is the managing partner of Coughlin Duffy LLP, and a member of the insurance and reinsurance services group. Ms Midlige's practice focuses on the representation of domestic and international insurers and reinsurers in litigated and non-litigated transnational disputes.
Ms Midlige has extensive experience in disputes relating to financial institutions, director and officers, professional indemnity, asbestos, pollution and health hazards. Ms Midlige acted for multinational insurers in relation to a coverage dispute relating to water contamination and for an international insurer in relation to a coverage dispute concerning a series of securities class actions pertaining to the automotive industry. Ms Midlige also acted for multinational reinsurers in a series of corporate malfeasance claims and failed tax strategy claims, as well as coordinating counsel for a multinational reinsurer in relation to subprime and credit exposures. Ms Midlige has significant experience with asbestos coverage disputes, including the area of asbestos bankruptcy litigation. Significant cases include acting as counsel to 50 multinational insurers in a complex insurance and antitrust dispute involving US and Australian asbestos claims, and counsel to European insurers in asbestos coverage litigation filed in the US and London. Ms Midlige works closely with insurers in relation to the development and implementation of models to allocate losses across complex insurance programmes, and in evaluating future loss projections and developing burn rate analyses.