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Education

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, summa cum laude, 2005
  • M.A., Boston College, 1992
  • B.A., University of Maine, high distinction, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Craig W. Davis

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Associate
  • T: 973.639.7996
    F: 973.297.3821
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Mr. Davis represents clients in complex commercial disputes, with an emphasis on obtaining insurance coverage for corporate policyholders. Mr. Davis represents policyholders seeking coverage for a wide variety of claims, including claims under liability policies for environmental remediation costs, mass tort liabilities, workplace accidents and construction defects, as well as claims under fidelity bonds, surety bonds and first-party property policies. He has represented Fortune 500 companies in litigation of multi-state, multi-site environmental coverage actions, coverage actions related to asbestos liabilities and to property damage/construction defect claims involving multiple contractors and their insurers. He has also arbitrated complex commercial disputes before the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Davis has co-authored several articles on cutting-edge insurance coverage issues, including insurance coverage for mold-related liabilities, potential liabilities related to the subprime mortgage crisis, and claims against industrial and energy concerns for their purported contribution to "global warming." His articles have appeared in professional and scholarly publications, including the Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin and the Seton Hall Law Review. His article on insurance coverage for global warming liabilities has been cited before the Supreme Court of Virginia. He has lectured before the New York Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners on issues related to rescission of life insurance policies and unfair insurance claims practices statutes.

Mr. Davis's pro bono work includes representation of political asylum seekers fleeing political, ethnic and religious persecution in West and Central Africa, and service as mediator in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Special Civil Part (Union County).



Speaking

10/08/10
Certified Fraud Examiners Conference, Speaker on, "Fraud and Insurance Coverage," Long Island University's Brooklyn, NY campus

Publications

03/08/2012
New York Courts Continue to Broaden Bad Faith Remedies
LexisNexis, 2012 Emerging Issues 6246
02/23/12
08/03/09
Notice and Reporting Requirements in Claims-Made and Claims-Made-and-Reported Policies: A Potential Trap for Both Courts and Policyholders
LexisNexis® Emerging Issues Analysis
07/01/09
New Jersey Court Rejects Application of Pollution Exclusion to Securities Claim Under D&O Policy
21-3 Environmental Claims Journal 262