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Isabella Stankowski-Booker
Senior Associate
New York
45 Broadway
Suite 720
New York NY 10006
TEL: (646) 876-4411
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Isabella K. Stankowski-Booker

Isabella Stankowski-Booker’s practice focuses on (re)insurance coverage, complex commercial litigation and insurance defense, as well as policy drafting.  In the first-party (re)insurance context, she advises on property, energy and engineering matters.  In addition, Isabella consults on (re)insurance claims in the Entertainment, Media and Sports industries, where she regularly advises clients on event cancellation/nonappearance, film production, and sports personal accident issues.

Before returning to private practice in 2014, Isabella worked as In-House Counsel in the claims and wording units with one of the world’s largest reinsurance companies, both at their Munich and London offices.  In that capacity, Isabella worked closely with underwriters, brokers and outside consultants on complex claims and the drafting of bespoke (re)insurance wordings, providing her with first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced by clients in these key international (re)insurance markets. 

Isabella also has valuable experience in subrogation matters and third-party liability insurance coverage.

Isabella is fluent in German, French and Polish.

Representative Matters

Property Insurance

Represented various property carriers in coverage disputes and subsequent litigation arising out of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. 

Subrogation

Represented insurers in subrogation evaluation arising from a partial event cancellation as the result of a loss of heat.

Insurance Coverage

Represented third-party insurance carriers in complex coverage dispute involving general contractor and multiple subcontractors.

Provided insurance carrier with review and analysis of event cancellation/nonappearance policy in the context of threatened government shutdown in the United States. 

Entertainment, Media & Sports

Assisted in defense of artist in litigation arising under manager agreement.

Articles & Presentations

"How Gov’t Shutdowns Impact Event Cancellation Policies," Insurance Law360, November 23, 2016, co-author

"Legal v. Illegal Drugs in Event Cancellation Policies," Insurance Law360, September 8, 2015, author

"Death v. Suicide in Event Cancellation Policies," Insurance Law360, August 27, 2015, author

Flood in Eastern Germany – Significant PD/BI Loss at Tram Manufacturer, Munich Re Schadenspiegel, Issue 1/2012 (2012), author

Professional Affiliations

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