Cara Vecchione is Counsel in the Firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Group. Cara focuses her practice on complex insurance coverage litigation and counseling. She represents domestic and international insurers in insurance coverage disputes involving a broad range of policies, including commercial general liability, umbrella, professional liability, Bermuda form excess liability, technology errors and omissions, commercial automobile, first-party property and directors and officers policies. Her experience includes coverage disputes involving various types of claims, including environmental contamination, advertising injury, product liability, technology/digital media, cyber, pharmaceutical, asbestos bodily injury, business interruption, fire loss and bad faith claims. Cara has managed disputes through all phases of pre-trial litigation and successfully resolved matters through motion practice, mediation and settlement negotiations. She also provides advice to clients regarding policy drafting issues, additional insured coverage and litigating coverage disputes in bankruptcy court.
Cara received her J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law in 2009. While at Emory, she served as a Notes and Comments Editor for the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal. Cara received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Colgate University in 2004.
Following law school, she was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Margaret Cangilos-Ruiz, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of New York.
- Greenway Mews Realty, LLC v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc., et al., 2021 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 138 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., N.Y. Cty. Jan. 11, 2021), aff’d, 2021 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 6998 (1st Dep’t Dec. 14, 2021) (denial of motion for summary judgment seeking dismissal of insurer’s interpleader action as moot and request to sever cross-claims for separate litigation)
- Greenway Mews Realty, LLC v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc., et al., 180 A.D.3d 412 (1st Dep’t 2020) (affirmed denial of motion to dismiss insurer’s interpleader action)
- PANYNJ v. Brickman Grp. Ltd., et al., 2018 WL 3145930 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., N.Y. Cty. June 26, 2018), aff’d as modified, 181 A.D.3d 1 (1st Dep’t Dec. 12, 2019) (dismissal of claim for additional insured coverage because the purported additional was the sole proximate cause of the underlying accident)
- Univ. of Pitt. v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2016 WL 4991622 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 16, 2016) (award of summary judgment based on insured’s failure to provide adequate notice of a potential claim within the policy period under a claims-made policy)
- Univ. of Pitt. v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2016 WL 3963104 (S.D.N.Y. July 21, 2016) (successfully opposed motion for partial summary judgment regarding insured’s satisfaction of notice requirements under a claims-made policy)
- Uffer v. Travelers Cos., Inc., 88 A.D.3d 690 (2d Dep’t 2011) (affirmed dismissal of claim for third-party benefits under an insurance policy based on res judicata)