Jeffrey B. Clancy

Counsel

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8603
F 212 728 9603
jclancywillkie.com

Jeff Clancy is counsel in the Insurance Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York.  Jeff focuses on all aspects of professional liability insurance, risk management and complex indemnification schemes.  He regularly advises corporations, boards, individual directors and officers, independent directors, private equity firms and hedge funds on insurance-related issues ranging from insurance program design and policy procurement, corporate transactions, restructuring and bankruptcy matters, and management and professional services claims.

Jeff has extensive experience evaluating insurance coverages under D&O, E&O, R&W, fiduciary, EPL, mutual fund and hedge fund policies. This includes drafting and negotiating customized policies, considering strategic claim noticing issues to maximize coverage, and handling major management-based claims through final recovery.  He regularly assists clients with insurance placements, whether during routine annual renewals or following more difficult settings, including post-claim, post-bankruptcy or following a change-in-control transaction.

Jeff works closely with all of the departments at Willkie to ensure that insurance issues are considered in connection with clients’ overall goals.  His technical and commercial policyholder experience facilitates clients’ understanding and maximizes the benefits of their insurance.  In particular, he focuses on helping to avoid unnecessary insurance disputes, while ensuring that their insurance programs response is as designed and expected.

Jeff was recognized by the NYSBA as an Empire State Counsel® honoree for his pro bono contributions in 2015.

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Jeff Clancy is counsel in the Insurance Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York.  Jeff focuses on all aspects of professional liability insurance, risk management and complex indemnification schemes.  He regularly advises corporations, boards, individual directors and officers, independent directors, private equity firms and hedge funds on insurance-related issues ranging from insurance program design and policy procurement, corporate transactions, restructuring and bankruptcy matters, and management and professional services claims.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Willkie, Jeff was an associate at a major international law firm, where he regularly represented insurance companies on all aspects of professional liability insurance.

Selected Publications and Lectures

Selected Publications

  • “Reorganization And D&O: Not Always Business As Usual,” Law360, March 2012 – discussing D&O insurance in the restructuring and bankruptcy context

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • “The State of the D&O Marketplace: The Latest Products, Coverage, Claims, and Underwriting,” 4th National Forum on Securities Litigation & Enforcement, American Conference Institute, January 2015

Recognition, Honors & Awards

  • “Top 25 Pro Bono Advocates of 2015,” Legal Services NYC  – awarded in connection with work on the Hurricane Sandy Flood Insurance Review initiative and presented by the Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York
  • “Commitment to Justice - Special Award,” Her Justice (formerly inMotion, Inc.), February 2010

Recognition, Honors & Awards

  • “Top 25 Pro Bono Advocates of 2015,” Legal Services NYC  – awarded in connection with work on the Hurricane Sandy Flood Insurance Review initiative and presented by the Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York
  • “Commitment to Justice - Special Award,” Her Justice (formerly inMotion, Inc.), February 2010
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