Peter D. Luneau represents clients in a variety of complex insurance coverage and product liability matters. His representation of clients covers a wide range of insurance coverage disputes, including, for example, multiparty litigation in state and federal courts concerning environmental, property and business interruption losses, and numerous U.S. and international insurance and reinsurance arbitrations and alternative dispute resolutions.
Mr. Luneau was a lead member of the team that represented the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey with respect to all of its property insurance claims arising out of the September 11 terrorists attacks, as well as the owner of an adjacent landmark building in connection with its September 11 losses. His arbitration experience includes the representation of one of the world’s largest banks in an international arbitration involving political risk insurance and reinsurance; an international energy provider in connection with nuclear fuel rod losses; a transportation insurer in a reinsurance dispute concerning claims handling; and a leading life insurance company against its reinsurer.
Mr. Luneau has been heavily involved in all aspects of international Bermuda Form insurance arbitrations on behalf of major pharmaceutical companies involving a wide array of issues, including, amongst others, the expected or intended defense and maintenance deductible, propriety and scope of the notice of (integrated) occurrence, streamlining discovery, allocation and apportionment of losses between covered and uncovered components, reasonableness of the underlying defense efforts and settlements, the known loss or occurrence defense, retroactive coverage and efforts by the insurer to rescind or void the policy in its entirety based on alleged misrepresentations in the Bermuda Form application.
Mr. Luneau also has been involved in the defense of pharmaceutical companies and other manufacturers in product liability and mass tort actions and was a key member of a team that represented one of Asia’s largest airlines in an international dispute regarding the performance of its jet engines.
In addition, Mr. Luneau regularly advises on insurance and product liability aspects of corporate transactions. He also lectures on insurance and product liability matters and serves as a contributing editor to NYSBA Insurance Law Practice.
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2003 (summa cum laude; Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Scholar)
B.S., University of Vermont, 1999 (magna cum laude; Vermont Scholar)