Lisa M.Cirando

Of Counsel

New York + 1.212.326.3770

Lisa Cirando is an experienced insurance recovery litigator who crafts and implements innovative strategies to resolve coverage disputes and maximize insurance recoveries. Corporate buyers and sellers frequently consult Lisa on complex risk transfer and indemnification matters. She is highly regarded for her work in transactional M&A and private equity insurance placements and claims, including with respect to representations and warranties (warranty and indemnity) insurance.

Lisa represents clients in a wide range of industries located throughout the world. Her experience spans R&W, D&O and E&O, catastrophic property damage and business interruption, intellectual property, product recall and product liability, environmental, construction defect, unfair competition, business torts, tax, data breach/cyber liability, and employment policies and claims. Lisa has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance recoveries for her policyholder clients.

Nationally recognized for her experience, Lisa speaks and publishes widely, particularly on emerging insurance issues, and she is regularly invited to chair industry conference panels at insurance and bar association conferences. She has devoted thousands of hours of pro bono legal services in connection with diverse organizations. In 2014, Lisa received the Pro Bono Publico Award for outstanding service to The Legal Aid Society and its clients in recognition of her efforts to help New York City residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy. A dedicated community leader, Lisa has been honored for her service on the boards of several nonprofits. She currently chairs the board of directors of Hand Papermaking, Inc.

Experience

  • Milliken & Company acquires Encapsys, LLCJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Encapsys, LLC, a world leader in microencapsulation delivery systems for the building, construction, paper, bedding and personal care industries.
  • Roper Technologies sells TransCore to Singapore Technologies Engineering for $2.68 BillionJones Day is advising Roper Technologies, Inc. in the sale of TransCore Partners, LLC and TLP Holdings, LLC to an affiliate of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. for $2.68 billion in cash, subject to customary purchase price adjustments.
  • ARMOR USA acquires industrial segment of International Imaging Materials, Inc.Jones Day represented Armor SAS and ARMOR USA, Inc., a French-based company that specializes in the industrial formulation of inks and the coating of thin layers onto thin films, in the acquisition and financing of International Imaging Materials, Inc. ("IIMAK"), a global developer and manufacturer of value-added consumable solutions for industrial applications.
  • Asbury Automotive Group to acquire Larry H. Miller Dealerships and Total Care Auto for $3.2 billionJones Day is advising Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., in its acquisition of Larry H. Miller Dealerships, and Total Care Auto, Powered by Landcar for $3.2 billion.
  • Materion to acquire H.C. Starck's electronic materials portfolio for $380 millionJones Day is advising Materion Corporation, a world leader in high performing advanced materials, on its acquisition of H.C. Starck Solutions' industry-leading, electronic materials business, located in Newton, Massachusetts ("HCS-Electronic Materials") for $380 million.
  • PPC Flexible Packaging acquires Consumer Packaging Group, LLCJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and its portfolio company, PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC, in PPC's acquisition and financing of the Harland, Wisconsin, based Consumer Packaging Group, LLC.
  • ABM to acquire Able Services for $830 millionJones Day is advising ABM Industries Incorporated in the acquisition of Able Services, a leading facilities services company headquartered in San Francisco, in a cash transaction valued at $830 million.
  • Sensata Technologies acquires Spear Power SystemsJones Day advised Sensata Technologies in its acquisition of Spear Power Systems, a leader in lithium-ion based energy storage solutions for mission-critical and demanding end user applications.
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries acquires Alion Science and Technology for $1.65 billionJones Day advised Huntington Ingalls Industries in the $1.65 billion acquisition of Alion Science and Technology Corporation from Veritas Capital.
  • Riverside acquires Corporate VisionsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing of Corporate Visions, a leading provider of science-backed sales, marketing, and customer success training solutions to global Fortune 1000 companies.
  • Skyworks Solutions acquires Infrastructure and Automotive business of Silicon Laboratories for $2.75 billionJones Day advised Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an innovator of high-performance analog semiconductors, in connection with its acquisition of the Infrastructure and Automotive business of Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leading provider of silicon, software, and solutions, in an all-cash asset transaction valued at $2.75 billion.
  • Axion BioSystems completes sale of company to Summa EquityJones Day advised Axion BioSystems, Inc., a leading provider of MEA and impedance technology for single-cell analysis, in its sale of the company to Summa Equity.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day is advising PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires IntegreonJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and financing of Integreon, a leading global managed services provider, from NewQuest Capital Partners.
  • EagleTree Capital sells Airtech Group, US Valve Corporation, and related entities to IDEX Corporation for $470 millionJones Day represented investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital in the sale of Airtech Group, US Valve Corporation, and related entities to IDEX Corporation for $470 million.
  • Henderson Park and South Street Partners acquire Palmetto Bluff Montage Hotel and ResortJones Day represented Henderson Park Capital Partners in its joint venture with South Street Partners and the joint venture's acquisition and financing of Palmetto Bluff, a 20,000-acre single family residential and resort community in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, situated between Charleston and Savannah.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Nivel Parts & ManufacturingJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the acquisition and financing of Nivel Parts & Manufacturing Co., LLC, a global manufacturer, distributor, and seller of aftermarket parts and accessories for niche vehicles and heavy-duty equipment.
  • Xact Data Discovery sells company to Aquiline Capital PartnersJones Day represented Xact Data Discovery, a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management, and managed review services for major law firms and corporations and portfolio company of JLL Partners, in connection with its acquisition by Aquiline Capital Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm.
  • Riverside Company acquires Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning, Inc., which provides maintenance plumbing, sewer, and HVAC services to nearly 12,000 residential customers annually in the Austin, Texas, metropolitan area.
  • MedShape acquired by DJOJones Day advised MedShape, Inc., a privately held orthopedic medical device company founded in 2005, in connection with its acquisition by DJO, a subsidiary of Colfax Corporation.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Successfully litigated an appeal to a New York State appellate court on behalf of a famed New York City hotel and obtained a landmark victory for policyholders in Hotel des Artistes v. General Accident Insurance Company of America, 9 A.D.3d 181 (1st Dep't 2004), which recognized that a general liability policy provides a duty to defend against claims involving breach of contract and that allocated the burden of proof to the insurance company to demonstrate those portions of the settlement that are not covered by the policy.

    Represented PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP seeking errors and omissions coverage for a $182 million verdict resulting from a claim brought by the receiver for Ambassador Insurance Company.

    Represented a global financial services firm in a dispute with its fidelity bond insurance companies relating to a claim involving an elaborate fraud perpetrated by a financial advisor who sold fake securities and used the funds to invest in risky trading schemes that benefitted himself and reached a settlement with the insurance companies that involved offsets, assignments, and contingency clauses that took into account the amounts received in restitution proceedings brought against the individual advisor and his family; the amounts of settlements/judgments ultimately paid to those clients who refused to settle their claims; and the legal fees and costs required to pursue and/or defend such actions.

    Represented Rank Group Plc. (Hard Rock Cafe) in international litigation regarding its business interruption claims for the New York and Washington, D.C. Hard Rock Cafe restaurants for business losses sustained as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

    Represented Paxson Communications Corporation in multistate litigation regarding its property damage, business interruption, and extra expense losses incurred as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

    Represented WellCare Health Plans, an HMO, with respect to errors and omissions liability claims arising out of a dispute with one of WellCare's sales/marketing agents.

    Represented Hartz Mountain Industries in litigation regarding a competitor's wrongful act claims under a directors and officers liability insurance policy and in litigation regarding construction defect/property damage claims under a CGL insurance policy.

    Represented Warnaco Group in directors and officers liability insurance claims involving a competitor's claims, multiple shareholder securities class actions, and an SEC investigation.

    Represented a brewing company's claims for coverage under D&O and fiduciary liability policies for international securities class actions and ERISA actions.

    Represented a major steel manufacturer in litigation involving first-party and business interruption claims resulting from an explosion at one of the steel manufacturer's facilities.

    Speaking Engagements

    • April 29, 2015
      RIMS 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition, The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Managing The Many Dimensions of 3D Printing
    • October 3, 2012
      The New Jersey Association for Food Protection: An Introduction to Insurance for Food and Beverage Claims, Rutgers University
    • April 17, 2012
      Your D&O Roadmap - How to Avoid Pitfalls, Potholes and Pileups, Risk and Insurance Management Society's 2012 Annual Conference
    • March 29, 2012
      Insurance for Alternative Asset Managers: Not All Policies Are Created Equal, The Westchester/Southern Connecticut Chapter of The Association of Corporate Counsel
    • June 28, 2011
      2011 Speaker Series
      Labor and Employment: The EEOC's Renewed Focus on Systemic Discrimination
    • March 6, 2010
      Now You See It, Now You Don't - Demystifying Exclusions and the Illusion of No Coverage, ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar
    • December 3, 2009
      Emerging Coverage Disputes, HB Litigation Conference's Fidelity Bond and Crime Coverage Conference
    • August 2, 2009
      The Changing Climate of Insurance, American Bar Association Annual Conference
    • June 11, 2009
      Current Issues in D&O Liability & Insurance - Madoff Liability, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • May 5, 2009
      The Basics of Municipal Insurance Contracts, The County Attorneys' Association of the State of New York's Annual Meeting
    • February 27, 2009
      Climate Change and Its Challenges for Policyholders and Insurers, ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section's Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Program
    • April 28, 2008
      Green by Design - Insurance Coverage for Building Green, Risk and Insurance Management Society's 2008 Annual Conference
    • February 29, 2008
      Coverage for an Inconvenient Truth? D&O Coverage for Global Climate Change, ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar