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Richard DeNatale (Rich)


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  • Harvard University (J.D. 1985; A.B. 1981)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Rich DeNatale is one of the nation's leading lawyers in the field of cyber insurance and data breach coverage. He has been retained to handle insurance claims and strategy for more than 35 cyberattacks and data breach incidents, including some of the largest in history. He is currently lead counsel for Sony Pictures in pursuing insurance coverage for costs related to the 2014 cyberattack.

Rich's experience includes all aspects of cyber risk. He is frequently retained by Fortune 200 clients in the retail, health care, entertainment, technology, and defense sectors to advise on insurance coverage and claims in the wake of cyberattacks. He has served as lead counsel for policyholders in precedent-setting coverage cases on data breach and privacy issues. He works with clients during the underwriting and renewal process to strengthen insurance programs to protect against cyber risk.

Additionally, Rich has 25 years of experience advising corporate policyholders on a wide range of insurance claims, arbitrations, and coverage cases throughout the United States related to technology, energy, hospitality, real estate, health care, and employment exposures. He is a veteran trial lawyer who has tried more than 15 cases and won jury verdicts on coverage and bad faith claims.

Chambers has included Rich in its rankings of the nation's top insurance coverage lawyers for the past six years. He has represented clients in London insurance arbitrations and testified as an expert witness on U.S. insurance law. He frequently writes and lectures on cyber risk and insurance issues.

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