Courtney Alvarez Associate

Washington, DC
T 202.753.3760 | F 973.597.2431

Courtney represents corporate policyholders in complex insurance coverage disputes relating to directors and officers liabilities, government investigations, professional errors and omissions liabilities, products liabilities, and environmental liabilities. She has successfully implemented legal strategies to obtain favorable coverage results for a range of clients, including defense contracting firms, financial services firms, automobile parts manufacturers, government sponsored enterprises, and regulated utilities, as well as individual directors and officers.

Courtney has successfully worked on teams that have achieved favorable summary judgment decisions on dispositive issues for clients, and she has prepared mediation statements that ultimately resulted in settlement of her clients’ claims. Courtney’s experience includes drafting opening pleadings, written discovery, and depositions; conducting meet and confer conferences; and successfully moving to compel discovery. She has also handled all aspects of insurance coverage claims, from drafting notice letters to responding to insurer investigatory reservation of rights letters and insurer claim denials.

Representative Engagements

Represents a leading deposit insurance organization seeking payment of insurance proceeds in connection with dozens of law suits filed in more than seven states against failed banks’ directors and officers for negligence, gross negligence, and breach of fiduciary duty.
Represents a Fortune 50 design and manufacturing company seeking defense and indemnity coverage for lawsuits claiming damages arising from allegedly defective manufacturing process.
Represents a leading manufacturing company seeking insurance coverage for environmental liabilities.
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Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Best Practices for Insurance Placement and Claims Resolution," ALM Breakfast Series, October 6, 2016

  • Speaker, "Strategies for Managing Cyber Risks and Maximizing Insurance Recoveries," DC Cyber Day Seminar, June 8, 2016

  • Speaker, “The False Claims Act – Recent Developments, Best Practices, And Pursuing Insurance To Manage The Risk,” April 7, 2016


California Decision Shows That Companies May Obtain Insurance Coverage for Wage and Hour Claims
Insurance Recovery Group Client Alert, December 5, 2016
Lynda Bennett, Joseph Saka, Courtney Alvarez
Cyber Insurance Considerations for the Energy Sector
ABA Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources (RADER) Committee Newsletter, March 2015
Courtney Alvarez, Andrew Reidy
Coverage for Suits Alleging Infringement of Business Method Advertising Patents
ABA Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Website, August 2, 2012
Courtney Alvarez

Related Areas

Insurance Recovery Group


Howard University School of Law ( J.D. , 2011 )
Villanova University ( B.A. , 2008 )

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New York


  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association