Barry J. Fleishman


Barry Fleishman focuses his practice on complex policyholder insurance coverage issues. His insurance coverage experience includes representation before federal and state courts, arbitral tribunals, and judicial and private mediators, focusing on corporate policyholder claims for insurance coverage arising out of liability and loss from property damage, bodily injury, personal injury, and alleged wrongful acts of directors and officers. Mr. Fleishman has represented major corporations seeking insurance coverage with respect to liabilities and losses incurred as the result of catastrophic property damage, defective or misused products, environmental damage, alleged discrimination, and directors’ and officers’ activities in cases involving  natural disasters, including major hurricane and cyclone-related losses, fires and explosions, mold and moisture, and alleged corporate wrongful acts.

Mr. Fleishman was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Law in 2015 and the five years immediately preceding. He was recognized in 2014 and the three years immediately preceding as a Washington D.C. "Super Lawyer" in the area of Insurance Coverage and a "Top 100 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer" in 2013 and 2014 by Super Lawyers magazine. In 2011, Mr. Fleishman was recommended in the area of Insurance by Legal 500 US. He is also member of the Washington, D.C. team recognized as a Tier 1 practice in Insurance Recovery in 2011 by US News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms." Mr. Fleishman was recognized by Legal Media in its 2013 and 2014 Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers. He was listed in the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in 2014 for Insurance. Mr. Fleishman was listed in the International Who’s Who of Reinsurance and Insurance Lawyers for 2013.

Professional & Community Activities

Anti-Defamation League's Washington, D.C. Regional Board, Member

Anti-Defamation League's Washington, D.C. Region, Civil Rights Committee, Chair

Review of Law and Social Change, Note and Comment Editor, New York University School of Law. Serves on Law360’s 2009 Insurance Editorial Advisory Board

American Bar Association, Vice-Chair, Insurance Coverage Committee, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section (2009-2010).American Bar Association member, Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress (2009-2010)

American Bar Association, Past Chair, Committee on Professionalism of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section (1999-2000)

American Bar Association, Past Chair, Energy Law Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Energy Law Committee (1997—1998)

American Bar Association, Past Chair, Coordinating Group on Energy Law (1998—1999)

American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC), Fellow

Power Quality Assurance Magazine, Advisory Board, Past Member

Pro Bono Committee, Chair, Dickstein Shapiro (2001-2009)


  • New York University School of Law, J.D. (1981)
  • New York University, B.A., Political Science and Journalism (1976)
    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia (1985)
  • Pennsylvania (inactive) (1981)


  • U.S. Supreme Court (2000)

Who We Are

Suite 900, 607 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20005-2018
t +1 202.508.5835
f +1 202.585.0003

Barry J. Fleishman

Experience Highlights

Insurance litigation for Canada's largest bank
Lead counsel for Canada's largest bank regarding their property loss, business interruption, extra expense and other 9/11 losses. more
Insurance recovery litigation for naval shipbuilding and repairing manufacturer
Successfully represented a naval shipbuilding and repairing manufacturer in a dispute regarding coverage for substantial property damage and business more
Complex coverage matters involving property damage and environmental loses for world's largest supplier of unsaturated polyester resins
Lead counsel for world's largest supplier of unsaturated polyester resins for composites with respect to complex coverage matters involving property more
Insurance litigation for leading energy industry firm
Lead counsel for Fortune 500 energy firm regarding alleged director and officer wrongful acts. more