MARY CRAIG CALKINS
Partner, Insurance Recovery
Blank Rome LLP
Mary Craig Calkins has more than 35 years of high-profile insurance coverage experience representing policyholders exclusively in some of the nation’s most significant headline-grabbing disputes ranging from directors and officers liability, entertainment/media, wildfires and natural disasters, intellectual property, cybersecurity, and other coverage areas. Often “behind the curtain,” she has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars from her clients’ insurers.
Calkins was lead coverage counsel for a high-altitude aerospace company in litigation brought by the company’s insurer to avoid coverage for an accident. After a suit by the capsule manufacturer, the company’s insurer filed a separate lawsuit seeking to avoid duties to defend and pay settlements or judgments. The matters successfully settled in 2022. Calkins is also lead coverage counsel for a multi-media communications company on various matters, including coverage for the highly publicized election machine fraud cases alleging defamatory news reports.