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Brandon R. Gossett

Senior Counsel – Atlanta

Brandon R. Gossett is an insurance coverage attorney in Atlanta. He has been representing domestic and international insurers in coverage disputes for nearly a decade, particularly on claims arising from professional liability, general liability, and commercial property policies. Brandon provides coverage advice to insurers, prosecutes declaratory judgment actions brought by insurers, and defends coverage and bad faith actions brought by insureds.

Before joining Fields Howell as Senior Counsel, Brandon served as an associate at an international law firm where he focused on insurance coverage and defense. During that time, he worked with claims handlers, underwriters, and in-house attorneys for insurers throughout the life of claims, working to resolve claims both through and outside of litigation. As a litigator, Brandon has represented insurers in federal and state courts around the country, at the trial and appellate levels.

In addition to representing insurers in claims disputes, Brandon assists insurers in developing new policy forms and products, drafting manuscript language for individual policies, and working with state regulatory bodies to approve and file admitted policy forms.

Brandon is a two-time graduate of the University of Georgia. He first earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science in 2010. He then graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law where he served as the Notes Editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law.

Education

University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2013

University of Georgia, A.B., 2010

Admissions

State Bars
State Bar of Georgia

  • Won summary judgment for farm liability insurer in dispute between adjoining landowners over agricultural runoff from insured’s property.
  • Won summary judgment for D&O insurer in dispute arising out of bankruptcy of insured and trustee’s efforts to seek coverage for liabilities of insured debtor.
  • Won summary judgment for property insurer in dispute over purported hail and wind damage to condominium complex roofs based on insured’s late notice of claim.
  • Won summary judgment for D&O insurer in coverage dispute arising out of trademark litigation between insured and one of its competitors.
  • Obtained multiple judgments in series of coverage disputes arising out of alleged defalcation of funds by insured escrow agent.
  • Represented commercial property insurers in multiple coverage disputes around the country arising out of business interruptions due to COVID-19.
  • Assisted insurer with development and development of multiple new policy forms, including professional liability, general liability, and commercial property forms.

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