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  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1986
  • B.A., Providence College, cum laude, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Fifth, and Sixth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section

New Jersey State Bar Association

International Association of Defense Counsel
International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Thomas W. Ladd

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  • T: 973.639.7986
    F: 973.297.3890
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Mr. Ladd has more than 20 years of experience in a practice focusing on diverse areas of litigation, including insurance coverage matters, product liability and general litigation. In recent years, Mr. Ladd’s practice has focused principally on insurance recovery efforts on behalf of large- and medium-sized corporate clients in complex matters which are litigated and arbitrated throughout the United States and in London, England. Mr. Ladd has secured billions of dollars in insurance assets for a broad range of policyholder clients.

The bulk of Mr. Ladd’s practice involves seeking recovery of insurance proceeds from insurance companies for liabilities related to environmental contamination, asbestos exposure and product hazards. Mr. Ladd has also handled insurance coverage disputes on behalf of corporate clients involving directors' and officers' coverage, errors and omissions coverage, Y2K disputes and product recall matters.

Mr. Ladd has served as lead counsel in numerous insurance coverage matters, including "Bermuda Form" international arbitrations for major U.S. pharmaceutical companies involving product liability losses, with the amounts in dispute exceeding hundreds of millions of dollars; several London-based arbitrations for another major U.S. pharmaceutical company involving insurance coverage for product liability losses, also with amounts in dispute exceeding several hundred million dollars; and various major U.S. corporations involving insurance coverage for environmental, asbestos and product losses. In addition, he has provided advice to numerous major U.S.-based and multinational corporations on pursuing insurance coverage through arbitrations in various international settings. Mr. Ladd has also appeared in various pro hac vice admissions. During the course of his career, Mr. Ladd has served as lead trial counsel for former asbestos manufacturers in numerous cases which were tried to conclusion.

In connection with Mr. Ladd’s practice, he has argued dozens of motions and applications before state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as international arbitral tribunals involving a variety of substantive and procedural issues. Mr. Ladd has also conducted hundreds of offensive and defense depositions. In addition, Mr. Ladd has also appeared in multiple pro hac vice admissions in other jurisdictions.

Mr. Ladd is recognized in New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2008-2017 and is listed in the 2013-2018 issues of The Best Lawyers in America. Super Lawyersis published by Thomson Reuters.Best Lawyers is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with US News and World Report. Who's Who Legal is published by Law Business Research Limited. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Representative Matters

U.S. Based and MultiNational Corporations
Counsel in numerous "Bermuda Form" international arbitrations for a major U.S. pharmaceutical company involving product liability losses with the amounts in dispute exceeding several hundred million dollars.
Counsel to various major U.S. corporations involving insurance coverage for environmental, asbestos and product losses.