October 1, 2020
October 1, 2020 – Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP announces the promotion of eight lawyers to counsel. The firm proudly recognizes these talented individuals for their accomplishments and outstanding client service.
Andrea DeField (Litigation, Miami) joined the firm in 2015. Andrea has dedicated her career to helping clients manage risk and maximize insurance recovery. Andrea adds value to business deals by advising clients on contractual risk transfer in vendor contracts and conducting insurance due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. She regularly counsels clients on policy terms, conducts audits of clients’ insurance programs for coverage gaps before renewal, and works with clients and their brokers to negotiate custom language for cyber and management liability insurance policies. After a loss occurs, Andrea represents policyholders in disputes with their insurers, whether in the claims process or in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. Andrea is a prolific author and lecturer on insurance and risk management topics, such as COVID-19, private equity, cyber, energy industry, pollution, and hurricane insurance issues. University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Merit Scholarship Recipient, Scholastic Excellence Award in Contracts and Federal Courts, JD 2011; University of Miami, dean’s list, BS Communication 2008.
Geoffrey B. Fehling (Litigation, Washington, DC) joined the firm in 2017. Geoff dedicates his practice to advising corporate policyholders and their directors and officers in complex insurance coverage matters, from placement of sophisticated insurance programs and policy reviews to claim advocacy through arbitration, litigation, trials, and appeals. As part of Hunton Andrews Kurth’s full-service insurance coverage practice, he works with clients to maximize insurance recoveries through policy analysis and audits, claims presentation and negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation. Geoff regularly assists policyholders in a range of insurance coverage disputes involving directors’ and officers’ (D&O), errors and omission (E&O), and other professional liability claims, cybersecurity and data breaches, representations and warranties, employee theft and fidelity claims, government investigations, breach of fiduciary duty, environmental liabilities, and property damage. He has particular experience advising private equity firms, portfolio companies, mutual funds, banks, and other companies in the financial sector on insurance coverage issues. George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, Editor-in-Chief of George Mason Law Review, JD 2011; Davidson College, BA 2006.
Andrew D. Kasnevich (Litigation, Washington, DC) joined the firm in 2010. Andrew focuses his practice on patent litigation before federal courts and the International Trade Commission and patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, and portfolio management in the US and abroad. He has experience with a wide range of technologies in the chemical, electrical, and software arts, including automotive electronics, cryptography, data access and control, electric motors, financial technology, hybrid vehicle control strategies, immunosuppressant drugs, injection molding, LCD and LED displays and lighting, medical devices, non-imaging optics, pharmaceutical polymorphism, semiconductor structure and fabrication, video analytics, and video streaming. His work also includes client counseling and due diligence concerning a variety of intellectual property issues. George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, Editor of The Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy, JD 2009; Oregon State University, BS Computer Science 2016; University of Pittsburgh, BSE Chemical Engineering 2004; University of Pittsburgh, BS Economics 2004.
Michael La Marca (Corporate, New York) joined the firm in 2016. Mike’s practice focuses on privacy and cybersecurity issues. Mike advises multinational clients on compliance with all federal, state and international privacy and data security laws, and managing privacy and cybersecurity risks and policy issues. He also regularly assists companies with developing and implementing their information security programs and addressing related governance issues. Mike has managed several large-scale cybersecurity incidents, including advising on data breach response and notification obligations. Additionally, he regularly assists clients with negotiating and drafting privacy and data security terms in commercial contracts and M&A transactions. Duke University School of Law, JD 2012; Duke University, MA Political Science 2012; Colgate University, magna cum laude, BA Political Science 2008.
Grayson L. Linyard (Litigation, Dallas) joined the firm in 2010. Grayson’s practice focuses on representing institutions and individuals in commercial litigation in state and federal courts. Most of Grayson’s cases involve some variation of claims for breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and/or negligence, including construction litigation. Grayson also has experience representing financial institutions, defending consumer protection suits, and representing insureds under financial institution bonds. Vanderbilt University Law School, JD 2009; Wake Forest University, BS 2006.
Jenna N. Rode (Corporate, New York) joined the firm in 2017. Jenna is a member of the firm’s global privacy and cybersecurity practice. Jenna provides practical, innovative solutions to clients navigating the ever-evolving environment of privacy and cybersecurity. She routinely counsels clients on compliance with a range of federal, state and international privacy and data security laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), U.S. state biometric privacy laws, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), CAN-SPAM Act, Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), and FTC regulatory guidance on a range of privacy and data security-related issues. Jenna has assisted a number of clients with implementing enterprise-wide privacy compliance programs. She also regularly assists clients with identifying and managing privacy and data security risks; drafting privacy notices; conducting and evaluating privacy impact assessments; building privacy by design principles into the user experience of websites, apps and online services; crafting information governance and information security policies and programs; drafting and negotiating privacy and data security provisions for commercial contracts; conducting privacy and data security-related due diligence on acquisitions; and responding to data breaches and regulatory inquiries. Jenna has additional experience in assisting clients with privacy-related issues in the ad tech space, including programmatic advertising, customer matching, and data licensing initiatives. Fordham University School of Law, JD 2013; Fordham University, BS 2008.
Adam H. Solomon (Corporate, New York) joined the firm in 2014. As a member of the firm’s global privacy and cybersecurity practice, Adam assists clients with responding to cybersecurity incidents, complying with information security requirements, and building global data protection programs. He also has significant experience drafting and negotiating numerous types of contractual agreements related to privacy, information security and data monetization, including in the context of corporate transactions, service agreements and data licenses. In addition, he frequently advises clients on compliance with various electronic surveillance and computer trespass laws. University of Chicago Law School, JD 2013; University of Chicago, MS Computer Science 2013; New York University, magna cum laude, BA 2008.
Steven L. Wood (Litigation, Washington, DC) joined the firm in 2007 as a patent agent and then as an associate in 2009. With an intellectual property practice encompassing mechanical devices, remote monitoring and control systems, telecommunications systems, e-commerce services and financial services, Steve advises clients on complex issues of claim construction, infringement, and validity in both patent litigation and post-grant review proceedings. He also provides advice to clients on patent portfolio management and strategy. Steve’s clients come from a broad array of technology sectors and include medical device manufacturers, consumer goods retailers, financial institutions, computer and software technology companies, and e-commerce technology providers. He has significant patent litigation experience in the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Eastern District of Virginia, and before the International Trade Commission. Additionally, Steve has significant patent prosecution and post-grant proceeding experience with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Steve previously served as a Surface Warfare Office in the United States Navy and is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania. George Washington University Law School, JD 2009; Naval Postgraduate School, MS Mechanical Engineering 1998; United States Naval Academy, with merit, BS Naval Architecture 1992.