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  • Wylie Donald of McCarter & English discusses the cyber risks facing utilities and other businesses today

Education

  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1993, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • B.A., Rice University, 1984

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

ABA Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal, former Editor-in-Chief

Maryland State Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Section, Past Chair

American Bar Association

Risk & Insurance Management Society

J. Wylie Donald

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Representative Matters

Represented policyholders in claims under property, general liability, trucking, malpractice, D&O and reinsurance policies.
Represented insureds in claims against primary, umbrella and excess carriers, State guarantee funds, insurers-in-rehabilitation, and reinsurers.
Major Professional Sports Franchises
Advised major professional sports franchises on scope and issues involved in purchase of Owner and Contractor Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIP/CCIP).
Successfully pursued coverage for landfills, groundwater contamination, fuel spills, pharmaceutical liability, impaired beverages, asbestos and malpractice.
Resolved numerous coverage cases utilizing policy buybacks, site releases, claim releases and coverage-in-place agreements.
Chemical Manufacturer
Represented defendant chemical manufacturer in connection with drum disposal and stigma claims by property owner – summary judgment obtained.
Represented plaintiff buyer in groundwater contamination case and obtained payment of 100% of future remediation costs.
Successfully resolved groundwater contamination case using "guaranteed remediation" contract as part of settlement.
Arbitrated fuel oil contamination case with arbitration award twice adversary's settlement offer.
Represented municipality in successful opposition to proposal to site dredge spoils disposal facility.
Represented appliance manufacturer in Texas mold claim.
Represented radar manufacturer in international class action.
Represented industrial baler manufacturer in personal injury claim.
Annapolis Towne Center at Parole LLC v Estate of A. John Briscuso, et al., Civ. No. AMD-05-CV-284 (D. Md.) (cost recovery action)
Benjamin Moore & Co. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., 179 N.J. 87, 843 A.2d 1094, 2004 (amicus curiae in allocation of deductibles in continuous trigger environmental pollution cases)
Blum v. General Electric, 547 F. Supp. 2d 717 (W.D. Tex. 2008) (radar products liability case)
Coaldale Energy LLC et al. v. RSUI Indemnity Co., 2009-cv-10833-RWZ (D. Mass.) (D&O coverage)
Coca-Cola Enterprises v. Allianz Insurance Co., No. 1:01-CV00152(TWT) (N.D. Ga.) (property damage and business interruption)
Crackau v. Lucent Technologies, 2003 WL 21665135, , D.N.J., June 25, 2003 (No. Civ. 03-1376(DRD) (radar products liability case)
Employers Mutual Casualty Co. v. Owens Insurance Ltd., et al., No. MRS-C-51-96 (N.J. Sup. Ct.) (reinsurance for asbestos loss)
Giuffre Hyundai, Ltd. v. Maiden Specialty Ins. Co., No. 13 Civ. 1777(RA) (S.D.N.Y.) (Sandy-related property damage)
In the Matter of Stauffer Management Co. v. New York State Dep't of Environmental Conservation, Index No. 6452-11 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.) (challenge to oversight costs)
Kemper Indemnity Ins. Co. v. Chattem Inc., et al., No. 1:03-CV-264 (E.D. Tenn.) (medication products liability)
Levy et al. v. 2605 S. Federal Highway, LLC et al., (Palm Beach County, Fla. 15th Jud. Cir. Ct.) (real estate dispute)
Monmouth-Ocean Educational Services Commission v. New Jersey School Board Association Insurance Group, No. MON-L-5555-07 (N.J. Sup. Ct.) (errors and omissions insurance)
NJC Holdings, Inc. v. Berger, No. L-4430-98 (N.J. Sup. Ct.) (groundwater remediation cost recovery)
Sunoco, Inc. v. Island Transportation Corp., Case No. 00-CV-1083 (E.D. Pa.) (State insurance guarantee fund)
United Nuclear Corp. v. Allstate Ins. Co., 149 N.M. 574, 252 P.3d 798 (2012) (environmental insurance coverage)