Caroline Spangenberg has thirty years' experience representing policyholders in insurance coverage matters and related indemnity disputes. She has helped her clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance proceeds through negotiation, mediation and other forms of ADR, arbitration (including international arbitrations) and litigation throughout the United States and overseas. She has handled a broad range of insurance coverage matters, including hurricane and other casualty losses, professional liability claims, asbestos, silica and other "toxic tort" claims, single- and multiple-site environmental claims, intellectual property, privacy, and technology (including Internet) claims under a variety of policies, including "advertising injury" and internet-specific policies, so-called "construction defect" claims, including major course-of-construction and completed operations claims, mold claims, product liability claims, directors and officers liability claims, errors and omissions claims, property damage and business interruption losses, as well as claims arising under a variety of specialized or manuscripted policies. Ms. Spangenberg has also had extensive experience dealing with allocation, additional insured, "other insurance" and "priority of payments" issues and in crafting effective risk management/insurance programs in a variety of contexts.
In addition to her coverage work, Ms. Spangenberg has dealt with insurance and indemnification issues in the corporate transactions and contractual contexts. In many instances, Ms. Spangenberg, in addition to pursuing potential insurance, has also helped her clients in minimizing or mitigating the underlying losses or liabilities that give rise to the insurance claim and in achieving a resolution of the underlying dispute in a way that maximizes the potential for insurance or indemnification from a third party. Ms. Spangenberg has also assisted clients in establishing protocols for early identification and pursuit of potential insurance.
Ms. Spangenberg was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Law in 2016 and the eight years immediately preceding. Since 2011, she has been recognized as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Insurance Coverage by Super Lawyers magazine. She is a founding member of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, www.americancollegecec.org, an organization of preeminent coverage and extra-contractual lawyers, representing the interests of both insurers and policyholders dedicated to promoting the creative, ethical and efficient adjudication of insurance coverage and extra-contractual disputes. Ms. Spangenberg has also been named a Top Attorney in Georgia by Atlanta magazine and a Top Lawyer by Corporate Counsel magazine. She has been selected a Top Rated Lawyer in “Commercial Litigation” by Martindale-Hubbell and American Lawyer Media in The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel magazine. Ms. Spangenberg is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
Professional & Community Activities
American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, Member
American Bar Association, Member of Tort and Insurance Practice Section and Litigation Section Insurance Coverage Subcommittee
Federal Bar Association, Member
Georgia Bar Association, Member
Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
International Risk Management Institute, Member
Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc., Member