Cara Vecchione is an accomplished insurance attorney who represents domestic and international insurers in complex insurance coverage litigation and disputes, with an emphasis on matters involving third-party property and casualty and professional liability claims. In addition, she has experience evaluating and drafting policy language and endorsements.
Prior to joining the firm, Cara worked in one of the largest insurance-focused litigation groups in the U.S., counseling some of the world’s leading domestic and international insurance companies in a broad array of coverage disputes involving Bermuda form excess liability claims, asbestos bodily injury, environmental contamination, products liability, property damage and other third-party liability coverage matters. She also has provided advice to clients concerning insurers’ rights in bankruptcy proceedings.
Cara began her career as a law clerk for the Hon. Margaret Cangilos-Ruiz, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of New York.
- The University of Pittsburgh v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2016 WL 4991622 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 16, 2016) (District Court granted summary judgment in favor of the insurer based on the policyholder’s failure to provide sufficient notice of a potential claim within the policy period).
- The University of Pittsburgh v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2016 WL 3963104 (S.D.N.Y. July 21, 2016) (Successfully opposed a motion for partial summary judgment seeking a declaration that the policyholder provided adequate notice).
- Uffer v. Travelers Cos., Inc., 88 A.D.3d 690 (2nd Dep’t 2011) (Appellate court affirmed dismissal of the complaint on the ground of res judicata).
- New Jersey
- New York
- 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court (D. N.J.)
- U.S. District Court (E.D.N.Y.)
- U.S. District Court (N.D.N.Y.)
- U.S. District Court (S.D.N.Y.)
- J.D. (2009) Emory University School of Law
- B.A. (2004) Colgate University, magna cum laude
Notes and Comments Editor of Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal
Student Attorney at the Turner Environmental Law Clinic (provided pro bono legal representation to community groups and nonprofit organizations in environmental disputes)
Memberships and Affiliations
Cara is a member of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL). She has served on the Planning Committee for the NAWL Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon since 2014.
Cara also is a member of the New York Junior League. She is an active member of the Girls Opportunity Advancement & Leadership (GOAL) Committee, which mentors high achieving girls in an at-risk community. Previously, Cara served on the Board of the Junior League of Morristown and as a Chair of the Junior League of Morristown’s Children Making Healthy Choices Committee. As a member of the Children Making Healthy Choices Committee, she helped develop a series of interactive workshops to prepare quick, healthy meals using ingredients available at the food pantry, as well as wellness programs for a residential substance treatment facility to promote exercise, meditation and healthy eating.