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Heather Weaver has more than a decade of experience litigating and pursuing alternative dispute resolution for a wide range of complex insurance coverage and commercial disputes in state and federal courts. She regularly represents policyholders in high-stakes insurance litigation arising out of commercial property policies, commercial general liability policies, professional liability policies, and product liability policies. To date, she has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries on behalf of her clients.
Heather also regularly counsels policyholders on the availability of coverage for various types of claims, including business interruption and other first-party property claims, mass torts, environmental damage, cybersecurity, and bodily injury. She has deep experience with a broad range of coverage issues, including allocation, additional insured disputes, late notice disclaimers, bad faith disputes, and bankruptcy issues.
In addition, Heather has extensive experience counseling with respect to insurance issues in the transactional context. Working closely with deal teams across the firm, she leads litigation and insurance diligence efforts for companies across a range of industries, including manufacturers, banks, private equity firms, and asset managers. She analyzes target companies’ pending and potential claims and liability on behalf of buyers and assesses the adequacy of available insurance coverage and potential risk.
Heather also assists clients with the placement and renewal of their insurance programs, focusing on enhancing coverage tailored to their specific business needs. Her knowledge in this area enables her to minimize risk and ensure adequate protection for her clients.
Prior to joining Lowenstein Sandler, Heather was counsel at an Am Law 100 law firm.