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

  • Shiseido acquires Drunk Elephant™ for $845 millionJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation in its $845 million acquisition of Drunk Elephant™.
  • HOERBIGER Group acquires Deublin CompanyJones Day advised HOERBIGER Group, a privately-held industrial company headquartered in Switzerland, on the acquisition of Deublin Company, the leading manufacturer of rotating unions in the world.
  • Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma to acquire late stage biopharma companies and form alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd. worth $3 billionJones Day is advising Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. ("Sumitomo") in an acquisition of late stage biopharma companies and formation of alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd.
  • Riverside acquires OmniUpdate and merges with Destiny SolutionsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of OmniUpdate, the leading web content management system (CMS) provider for higher education, and subsequent merger with its portfolio company Destiny Solutions, the leading student lifecycle management solution provider for continuing education and other non-traditional higher education students.
  • ICON acquires Symphony Clinical ResearchJones Day advised ICON plc as health care, clinical trial regulatory, and data privacy diligence counsel in its acquisition of Symphony Clinical Research, a leading provider of at-home patient and site support services.
  • Conagra Brands sells Direct Store Delivery snacks business to Utz Quality Foods, LLCJones Day advised Conagra Brands, Inc. in connection with its divestiture of its Direct Store Delivery snacks business to Utz Quality Foods, LLC.
  • NEP Group acquires SOS Global ExpressJones Day advised NEP Group in its acquisition of SOS Global Express, an independent international freight forwarding and full-service logistics company that specializes in supporting clients in broadcast, entertainment, music, and professional sports teams and leagues.
  • Hard Rock International sells right to acquire Turfway Park to Churchill Downs IncorporatedJones Day advised Hard Rock International in a transaction to acquire Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky, from Jack Ohio LLC, an affiliate of JACK Entertainment LLC, and then in the subsequent assignment of its purchase rights to Churchill Downs Incorporated.
  • Hard Rock International acquires JACK Cincinnati Casino and Turfway Park for $745 millionJones Day advised Hard Rock International on the acquisition of JACK Cincinnati Casino, located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, together with VICI Properties, Inc., and Turfway Park, located in Florence, Kentucky, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $745 million in cash.
  • Hill-Rom sells surgical consumable products to Audax Private Equity for $170 millionJones Day advised Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), which recently rebranded as Hillrom, in its $170 million sale of certain surgical consumable products and related assets to an affiliate of Audax Private Equity.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • Tekni-Plex acquires Lameplast SpAJones Day acted as co-counsel to Tekni-Plex, Inc. in its acquisition of Lameplast SpA, an Italian healthcare packaging company, from Milan-based private equity firm Aksìa Group.
  • Milliken Infrastructure Solutions sold to ClockSpring|NRIJones Day advised Milliken & Company in the sale of Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC to ClockSpring|NRI, a manufacturer of highly innovative and engineered products for the repair and rehabilitation of global critical infrastructure.
  • Milliken & Company acquires PolartecJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Polartec, a strong global brand known for its innovative performance textiles for outdoor and military apparel, from Versa Capital Management, LLC.
  • High Road Capital acquires John Henry Foster MinnesotaJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc., a leading value-added distributor of motion control parts and accessories, compressed air systems, collaborative robots, industrial robotics, and electrical automation products to manufacturers in the Upper Midwest.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Andover Healthcare, Inc. and Andover Resources, Inc.Jones Day advised Milliken & Company, an industrial manufacturer that is active in a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering, performance and protective textile materials, in connection with the acquisition of Andover Healthcare, Inc. and Andover Resources, Inc., leading manufacturers of cohesive bandages and tapes for healthcare, animal health, and sports medicine industries.
  • Riverside acquires Naturally Slim®Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of NS412, LLC (d/b/a Naturally Slim®), a leading digital health platform focused on helping participants reduce Metabolic Syndrome, lose weight, and lead healthier lives.
  • Family Investment Group acquires controlling interest in Propex Furnishing SolutionsJones Day advised the Family Investment Group in connection with its acquisition of a controlling interest in Propex Operating Company LLC’s European operations, which will be renamed Propex Furnishing Solutions.
  • Timken acquires The Diamond Chain CompanyJones Day advised The Timken Company in its acquisition of The Diamond Chain Company, a supplier of high-performance roller chains for industrial markets, from Amsted Industries.
  • OMNI Environmental Solutions acquires Force Environmental SolutionsJones Day advised OMNI Environmental Solutions, Inc., a portfolio company of One Equity Partners, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Pennsylvania-based Force Environmental Solutions, LLC, a provider of environmental equipment and transportation and disposal services to energy producers in the northeast U.S.
  • 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
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