A partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s Insurance Coverage Group in Washington, D.C., Lorie Masters is a nationally recognized insurance coverage litigator, advising clients on a wide range of insurance coverages, including insurance for environmental, employment, directors and officers, fiduciary, property damage, cyber, and other liabilities and loss. Today, she is advising many clients on business-interruption and event-cancellation insurance issues and losses arising from government shutdowns and COVID-19. Lorie has handled and tried cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country and in arbitrations in the United States and abroad. At issue in these cases typically have been millions of dollars of insurance coverage for products and environmental liability, silicone gel breast implant claims, and other types of liability. She has written two well-respected treatises on insurance law, Insurance Coverage Litigation, a 1400-page treatise updated twice annually, and Liability Insurance in International Arbitration: The Bermuda Form, which won the 2012 Book Prize by the British Insurance Law Association.
Lorie has served on the American Bar Association’s Board of Governors and as Treasurer for the DC Bar Foundation. She is a co-founder and former President of the American College of Coverage Counsel. In addition to her commercial insurance practice, she maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on representing victims of human trafficking, and currently serves as Chair of the Board of the Human Trafficking Legal Center.