Deirdre Johnson is a partner in the Litigation team of the Washington DC office. She has nearly two decades of experience handling disputes in the US, Bermuda, London and European markets in lawsuits and arbitration proceedings arising out of a broad range of claims and virtually all types of insurance and reinsurance agreements.
Deirdre represents insurers, reinsurers and captives in coverage disputes involving professional liability, life and health, variable annuity, general liability, surety, product liability, employment discrimination and environmental matters. She has handled dozens of arbitrations in both domestic and international proceedings, including many Bermuda and London arbitrations arising out of a broad range of claim types in both direct insurance and reinsurance matters.
Deirdre represents insurers providing directors and officers/errors and omissions/fidelity coverage and has taken disputes arising out of such coverage through to arbitration award. Additionally, she represents companies in disputes under life reinsurance treaties on such matters as rate increases pursuant to Yearly Renewable Term Agreements.
Chambers USA ranked Deirdre as a top attorney in insurance/reinsurance and she is recognized as a leader in insurance/reinsurance by the Who’s Who and Super Lawyers rankings.
Deirdre’s practice also includes the defense of public corporations in class actions, derivative lawsuits, mergers and acquisition litigation, and SEC enforcement actions.