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Fiona A. Chaney

Partner, Pasich LLP

Fiona A. Chaney is a partner at Pasich LLP and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in her field. Fiona represents insureds in disputes with insurers for a wide variety of policies, including commercial general liability, directors and officers, property, employment practices, business interruption, and media liability. Fiona second-chaired the country’s first trial involving a “Superstorm Sandy” insurance claim in which the jury awarded the client damages and attorneys’ fees for breach of contract and bad faith. In 2016, she second-chaired a bench trial in which the court found in favor of the client and held that the insurer had not properly exhausted its policy. She also has served on litigation teams in a wide range of litigation and in an international arbitration.

Fiona’s practice has a particular emphasis on insurance coverage in the entertainment and sports industries. She has negotiated numerous defense and settlement agreements for losses caused by alleged bodily injuries, property damage, defamation, employment practices, and professional liabilities. In addition, Fiona has represented numerous entertainers, athletes, and high net worth individuals and has helped resolve their claims quickly, quietly, and out of the spotlight.

Fiona regularly presents on topics such as insurance coverage for data breach and other cyber liabilities and entertainment-related coverages. She also is also an editor and co-author of the New Appleman Sports and Entertainment Insurance Law & Practice Guide (LexisNexis, 2014), a book that addresses insurance law issues facing insureds in the sports and entertainment industries.

In addition to her insurance coverage practice, Fiona also has represented clients in a wide range of non-insurance matters, including white-collar criminal defense and government investigations.