David Attisani partner Choate Hall & Stewart’s Insurance & Reinsurance Group
David Attisani is a partner in Choate Hall & Stewart’s Insurance & Reinsurance Group and the first-ever Boston attorney to be included in the Chambers USA nationwide rankings for Insurance/Reinsurance (2014-2017).
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He was also named one of Law 360’s “10 Most Admired Insurance Attorneys in America” for 2010--out of 1,016 nominations from 100 firms. He is one of only 12 reinsurance lawyers listed in the 2016 and 2017 Legal 500’s elite “Leading Lawyers” category. In 2017 he was named a global “Thought Leader” in the field of Insurance and Reinsurance by Who’s Who Legal, which ranked him #4 on its prestigious list, and he is the youngest member of this esteemed group. Among other significant and non-confidential engagements, he served as counsel in: National Union Fire Ins. Co. v. Modern Continental Const. Co. (the “Big Dig”) (Suffolk Sup. Court BLS, 2013); Compagnie de Reassurance v. New England Re (1st Cir 1995); Odyssey Re (London) v. Stirling Cooke Brown (SDNY 2000) (“Sphere Drake”); and Commercial Union v. Swiss Re America (D Mass 2003). He has also handled matters implicating 9/11 exposures, Hurricanes Wilma/Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, D&O, variable annuities, and clergy abuse claims. David graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Williams College and cum laude from Harvard Law School. He also studied English literature at Oxford University. Before starting his practice, David served as a law clerk in the US District Court for the SDNY, and as a District Attorney in Boston, Massachusetts, where he tried 19 cases to verdict.