Attorneys Phil Schenkenberg and Lauren Lonergan author "Cyber Insurance Coverage Disputes: Not What Your Company Expected"

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July 14, 2016

Briggs shareholders Phil Schenkenberg and Lauren Lonergan authored, "Cyber Insurance Coverage Disputes: Not What Your Company Expected" for

While cyber insurance policies are popular, and can be an effective risk-mitigation tool, we have advised clients to be cautious, to evaluate policy language carefully, and to anticipate coverage disputes. Recent cases bear this out: it is critically important that the language in the policy cover, without exclusion, the key losses anticipated by the insured. Where there is grey area, it may be in the best interest of the insurer to deny coverage, and coverage disputes can go either way. Here are some recent examples...

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Schenkenberg serves as co-chair of Briggs' Business Litigation section, and is a member of the firm's Privacy, Data Security and Cybersecurity practice group. He also serves as the firm's data security manager and co-chairs the firm's Information Security committee. 

Lonergan is head of the Litigation department and chair of the firm's Insurance Coverage Litigation practice group. She has represented corporate policyholders in suits for coverage of products liability, employment, directors and officers, fiduciary liability, environmental and first-party loss claims, as well as insurance insolvency matters.