Vincent J. Vitkowsky and Charles W. Fortune join Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP as partners.

Vince Vitkowsky, formerly a partner at Edwards Wildman, LLP in New York, represents insurers and reinsurers in coverage and claims matters, reinsurance disputes, direct defense and general commercial disputes.  His practice areas include property & casualty, professional liability, management and D&O, energy, entertainment, terrorism, life, group health, and cyber risks.  In addition to serving as counsel in well over 100 arbitrations involving insurance and reinsurance, Vince also has an extensive background in cyber risks and liabilities.  Vince also serves as arbitrator or counsel in international commercial arbitrations involving a broad range of industries.  Vince will be resident in SGL’s New York office. 

Charlie Fortune, formerly a partner at Day Pitney, LLP in Hartford, Connecticut, represents commercial entities in litigation, arbitration, and mediation; and he advises clients with respect to commercial contract obligations, mitigation of loss, and efficient resolution of disputes.  Charlie has significant experience handling insurance and reinsurance disputes, involving asbestos, pollution, and health hazard exposures, intellectual property cover, professional liability, worker’s compensation, and intermediary contracts.  His other commercial work includes the resolution of contractual disputes in the aerospace industry.  Charlie will be resident in SGL’s West Hartford, Connecticut office.

“We are delighted to welcome Vince and Charlie to our firm,” said Bob Laurie, one of SGL’s founding partners.  “Their addition deepens our experience base, broadens our substantive and geographic scope, and strengthens our position as a firm that provides insurance industry clients with quality legal services on complex matters in an agile, efficient, and cost effective manner.”

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