Bert Wells

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Bert Wells

Bert Wells

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

Bert Wells is a partner in the insurance coverage and litigation practices of Covington & Burling LLP. He began representing commercial policyholders in connection with complex insurance recovery matters in 1995, and regularly represents policyholders, including Fortune 100 and 500 companies, in a wide range of insurance coverage matters. He has assisted policyholders in recovering more than $500 million in insurance coverage. He advises policyholders on assessing and maximizing the value of claims, developing and executing insurance recovery strategies, negotiating settlements, and resolving large claims through litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Mr. Wells’s experience encompasses first-party coverage claims, such as for property damage and business interruption losses (including, most recently, such claims arising from Superstorm Sandy) and for losses arising from credit risks, as well as third-party coverage claims arising from alleged liability for underlying matters such as environmental, toxic tort, securities, fiduciary, fidelity, cyber-risk, directors and officers, and errors and omissions claims.

Mr. Wells regularly advises policyholders in connection with policy renewal negotiations, including negotiating modifications to standard policy wording to conform the coverage to policyholders' specific risk profiles. He also advises on the assessment and structuring of insurance assets and underlying liabilities in connection with corporate transactions.

Mr. Wells holds a J.D. from the Yale Law School, a D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in mathematics from Oxford University (where he was a Marshall Scholar), and B.S. and M.S. degrees from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Mr. Wells periodically advises on matters relating to intellectual property and information technology. He was a co-editor of the two-volume treatise E-Commerce Law & Business (Aspen 2003).

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* Safe Water Network

Memberships and Affiliations

* Committee on Insurance Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member
* Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Member
* Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Member
* New York Hall of Science, Trustee

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Chairman, Corporate Practice at Covington & Burling LLP

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President & Chief Executive Officer at New York Hall of Science

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at WNYC Radio

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General Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at WNYC Radio

New York Public Radio operates radio stations. It consists of WNYC 93.9 FM, AM 820, and WQXR 105.9 which New York-based public radio stations, broadcasting programs from National Public Radio and Public Radio International, as well as a range of signature local programming. WNYC FM and AM extend New York City's cultural heritage to the whole country and air offerings from affiliate networks national public radio and public radio International. WNYC FM 93.9 broadcasts a range of daily news, talk, cultural and classical music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a focus on breaking news and international/ global news reporting. The company was founded on June 8th, 1924 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Partner
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Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

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$10K - $20K
2016

New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

$20K - $50K
2015

New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

$1,000 - $4,999
2014

New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

Political Donations
$250
2012

Senator from Virginia

$250
2009

President & Chief Executive Officer at Better Medicare Alliance

$500
2008

Former President of United States

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Ascom Holding AG purchases GE Healthcare /Nurse Call Business from General Electric Company

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Integral Systems, Inc. - Maryland purchases CVG, Inc.

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Warner Chilcott Ltd., Warner Chilcott Plc purchase Procter & Gamble Co. /Global Pharmaceuticals Business from Procter & Gamble Co.

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Bert Wells is affiliated with Covington & Burling LLP, New York Hall of Science

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