Associate – Miami
Danielle Benjamin is an insurance and (re)insurance coverage and defense attorney in Fields Howell’s Miami office. Her practice focuses on coverage and defense for Property, Commercial General Liability including First-party, and Third-party related claims. She has experience in providing monitoring counsel and TPA services to (re)insurers in various jurisdictions and has handled matters across the United States, Caribbean, and Latin America.
Prior to joining Fields Howell, Danielle served as an associate at an international insurance defense firm with the responsibility for driving the development of new practice areas for the firm. While there, her specialty was (re)insurance, , particularly in the Caribbean and Latin America with focus on claims related to Property & Casualty, Contractors’ all risks, Directors and officers liability, Cyber risks, Marine, Professional Liability, Public Liability, Environmental, and Employer’s Liability. In addition to acting as monitoring counsel for coverage and defense matters, she utilized alternative dispute resolution methods, including pre-litigation settlement negotiations, mediation, and arbitration to advance the settlement of claims.
Danielle is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. She is trained and experienced not only in the United States’ legal system but also the British and Caribbean Common Law systems as well as International Law. She has successfully represented (re)insurers leading to a reduction in over half a million dollars in third-party and environmental impact claims in Latin America and the Caribbean. She has also assisted in the handling of a novel Covid-19 Business interruption claim in the Caribbean.
Danielle has co-authored and published articles on the enforcement of arbitral awards in Latin America and the Caribbean, NFTs and implications for the (re)insurance market as well as drafted a presentation for (re)insurers on medical malpractice claims in the US Virgin Islands and Commonwealth Caribbean.
- University of Miami School of Law, J.D. & LL.M., 2019
- St. Thomas University School of Law, LL.M., 2015
- University of the West Indies, LL.B., with honors, 2011
State Bar of Florida
American Bar Association
Caribbean Bar Association
International Bar Association