Caroline Spangenberg has thirty years of 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 byThe Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Law in 2015 and the seven years immediately preceding. In 2004, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, she was 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. Ms. Spangenberg has also been named a 2011, 2012 and 2013 Top Attorney in Georgia by Atlanta magazine and a Top Lawyer in 2009, 2010 and 2011 by Corporate Counsel magazine. She has been selected a 2013 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

Education

  • Harvard University, J.D. (1976)
    magna cum laude, Board of Student Advisers, Co-Chair
  • Wellesley College, B.A. (1973)
    Phi Beta Kappa, Wellesley Scholar, National Merit Scholar, Recipient of Wall Street Journal Award for Student Achievement

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1985)
  • Massachusetts (1977)

Admissions

  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Superior Court
  • Supreme Judicial Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
USA
t +1 404.815.6488
f +1 404.541.3397

Caroline W. Spangenberg

Experience Highlights

Dickies Industrial Services Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., et al.
Represented Dickies Manufacturing Co., at the time the largest privately-owned apparel company in the United States, in an environmental coverage more
Environmental litigation for natural gas distributor
Served as amicus counsel to a natural gas distributor in successfully persuading the Georgia Court of Appeals to reverse a trial court’s decision more
Recovery of defense costs and indemnity for former owners/ operators of a chemical manufacturing National Priority List site
The firm served as lead counsel representing the former limited partners of a now-dissolved limited partnership that formerly owned and operated a more
Run-off insurance advice for a major media network
Served as counsel in representing a leading U.S. media conglomerate with respect to insurance coverage issues arising out of the sale of more