Massachusetts SuperLawyers, 2005-2018
The English Revolution: Follow the Fortunes After WASA v. Lexington, was selected to receive the John G. Yancey Award by the International Association of Defense Counsel as outstanding article of the year.
John Harding is a Member at Sulloway & Hollis and co-chair of the firm’s Insurance & Reinsurance Practice Group. Mr. Harding’s practice is concentrated in the areas of insurance coverage litigation and advice, reinsurance disputes and arbitrations, and “bad faith” litigation.
John has more than thirty years of experience representing domestic and foreign insurers on a national basis in coverage disputes under CGL, excess, umbrella, commercial property, homeowners, auto, and other specialized policies.
Mr. Harding’s expertise extends to claims arising out of underlying environmental, asbestos, products, pharmaceutical, medical device, employment discrimination, technology, construction, tort, and other liabilities, as well as a broad range of first-party losses.
John has significant experience in handling reinsurance matters on both the ceding company and reinsurer side. He also has extensive experience in the trial of complex coverage cases to juries and to courts, including a number of multi-phased proceedings. Further, John has handled numerous appeals in state and federal courts throughout the country involving the key legal issues that have been at the forefront of modern coverage litigation. In addition, John has been involved in several Bermuda form arbitrations in New York and London.
John has been a featured presenter at many national conferences on insurance coverage, reinsurance, claims handling and bad faith litigation, including programs sponsored by IADC, DRI, Mealey’s Insurance, the Emerging Environmental Claims Managers Association, FETTI, American Conference Institute, the Complex Insurance Claims Association and PLRB. John has also designed and presented programs to numerous in-house claims organizations. John is the author and editor of numerous insurance related publications.
In addition to his insurance and reinsurance practice, John has extensive experience in complex business litigation, as well as land use and environmental matters in state and federal courts and all administrative proceedings.