Jane M. Byrne, Co-Chair of Quinn Emanuel's Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation Group, has been consistently recognized as one of the very best litigators in the nation in the areas of insurance coverage and reinsurance. As Chambers found in its Guide to U.S. Lawyers, clients “are effusive in their praise” for Ms. Byrne, who is as “extremely bright, tenacious and strategic” and a “renowned insurance and reinsurance litigator” (Chambers 2017) who is as “as good as it gets” in her field. (Chambers 2015). Most recently, Ms. Byrne was honored by Benchmark Litigation 2017 as one of the top ten insurance litigators in the country (2017), as a National Litigation Star (2017) and as one of the Top 250 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation (2015-2018). She was also selected to be a member of the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for Insurance for having been identified by clients and peers as an elite leading lawyer representing insurers for six consecutive years. Ms. Byrne has been included in the 6th and 7th editions of Women in Business Law 2016 and 2017 as one of the leading insurance & reinsurance practitioners in the world, as well as the 2017 edition of Euromoney’s Insurance and Reinsurance Expert Guide. Ms. Byrne advises a who’s who of domestic and international insurers in high-value coverage disputes, reinsurance litigation and arbitration, and transactional disputes.
Ms. Byrne represents American International Group, Infrassure, QBE, Great American Insurance Co., Berkshire Hathaway, and HDI-Gerling, among other insurers, in high-stakes, high value matters.