Professional Biography

Koorosh Talieh Partner






  • 05.20.2015
    Frac Insurance: Policies Protect Against Fracturing Claims
    The new wave of civil and regulatory litigation against and among entities involved in hydraulic fracturing has raised questions about how insurance can respond to frac-related liabilities.
  • 03.02.2015
    Fracking: Yes! There’s Insurance Coverage for That!
    Some people believe that “fracking”—the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technology—is a miracle, increasing the extraction of oil and gas from places deep under the ground where hydrocarbons were previously unrecoverable.
  • 01.29.2015
    Insurance Coverage for Businesses Affected by Winter Storm Juno
    As the northeastern United States digs out from Winter Storm Juno, it is time for businesses and property owners to assess any damage suffered from the storm and analyze their property insurance policies in order to properly submit their claims and maximize their insurance recovery.
  • 12.23.2014
    Need Terrorism Coverage? Take Action Before January 1, 2015
    The U.S. Congress failed to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA) prior to adjourning on December 16, 2014. The new 114th Congress will not convene until January 6, 2015 and may not immediately begin the consideration of TRIPRA for several days thereafter.
  • 09.02.2014
    Insurance Coverage for Businesses Affected by the Napa Earthquake
    As the Napa Valley community begins the process of repairing damage and healing from injuries and losses related to the earthquake that struck on August 24, 2014, we extend our heartfelt wishes to those affected by the natural disaster.
  • 05.22.2013
    Insurance Coverage for Businesses Affected by the Oklahoma Tornado
    Many businesses in Oklahoma have been impacted by the devastating tornado that hit that state on May 20, 2013.  Early estimates indicate the tornado caused upwards of $2 billion in damage.  Numerous national and local businesses and other entities, ranging from retailers to schools and hospitals, reported significant damage and an interruption in their business operations due to the tornado.
  • 11.19.2012
  • 10.31.2012
    Insurance Coverage for Businesses Affected by Superstorm Sandy
    Many businesses throughout the United States—and possibly worldwide—may experience the effects of the devastating superstorm that hit the Eastern United States on October 29 and 30, 2012.  Early estimation indicates that the storm caused upwards of $20 billion in property damage and another $10 billion to $30 billion in lost business.
  • 08.14.2012
    California Court Holds That Historical Insurance Coverage Forms “One Giant Uber-Policy”
    On August 9, 2012, the California Supreme Court granted corporate policyholders the right to fully access and to recover from insurance policies spanning multiple policy periods for claims involving damage that progressed over those periods.  In California v. Continental Insurance Co., No S170560 (Cal. Aug. 9, 2012), the state’s highest court approved an “all-sums-allocation-with-stacking” rule permitting a policyholder to obtain coverage from the sum total of insurance that the policyholder purchased throughout the years or decades that damage continued. 
  • 03.16.2011
    Insurance Coverage for American Businesses Affected by the Recent Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami
    Although halfway across the world, suspension of these Japanese operations may affect American companies that either have facilities located in Japan or that depend upon suppliers or customers stationed there.  If your business experiences a loss of income due to the recent earthquake or tsunami, the business interruption ("BI"), contingent business interruption ("CBI") or extra expense ("EE") provisions of your property policy may reimburse you for such losses.


Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1988
  • Amherst College, B.A., 1983