Harry Lee

Chair, Insurance & Reinsurance Practice Group at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Harry Lee

Harry Lee

Chair, Insurance & Reinsurance Practice Group at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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Harry Lee represents clients in their most challenging insurance and reinsurance disputes. He also assists clients in a variety of commercial disputes, including mass tort bankruptcies, insurance broker malfeasance, and professional malpractice defense. With more than three decades of litigation experience, Harry is recognized as a tireless advocate for his clients, and particularly for his ability to handle the most contentious cases and stand up to the most aggressive and difficult opposing counsel across the country at both the trial and appellate levels. He leads Steptoe’s top-tier Insurance/Reinsurance Group, where he has practiced his entire 32-year career.

Harry has litigated more than 100 insurance coverage cases in his career, and has advised his clients on hundreds of others. A significant portion of Harry’s practice involves representation of major direct-side insurers with respect to third-party and first-party coverage issues arising from environmental and toxic tort/product liability claims. He has also handled a number of novel insurance coverage issues arising from the financial crisis, particularly involving mortgage-backed loans. For reinsurers, Harry handles disputes concerning treaty and facultative coverage, including billing and allocation issues arising from underlying liability and property damage disputes. In the broader commercial realm, he represents attorneys, accountants, insurance brokers, agents, and corporate officers and directors in a variety of complex professional liability and business disputes, all of which present common procedural concerns and the need for an experienced litigation tactician.

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Harry Lee
Chair, Insurance & Reinsurance Practice Group at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Education
J.D., cum laude
Class of 1986

The Columbus School of Law, also known as CUA Law, is the law school of The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C. The law school was established in 1897. Its name comes from ties to The Knights of Columbus.

B.S., Industrial Management & Economics
Class of 1982

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It is a part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shanghai, China; and Singapore. The educational institution was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university. Today, Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business administration, the sciences, architecture, and liberal arts.

Memberships
Member, Litigation Section

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Litigation Section

Maryland State Bar Association provides member services to promote professionalism, diversity in the legal profession, access to justice, service to the public and respect for the rule of law.

Member, Litigation Section

The Bar Association of the District of Columbia was founded in 1871 and is the third oldest Bar Association in the nation (following the Boston City and New York City Bar Associations). BADC's members play a vital role in our city’s and nation’s advocacy system. The BADC is DC's voluntary bar and seeks to promote civility, justice and collegiality among members of the legal profession in the nation's capital.

Career History
Chair, Insurance & Reinsurance Practice Group
Current

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a national Energy law firm in the US with 14 offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania. Texas and West Virginia.It is ranked by Energy Law 360 as the 12th largest energy firm in the nation with over 300 lawyers in 40 practice area.The firm offers legal services to energy producers throughout the US. The firm has particular strengths in energy law, labor and employment law and litigation and has been top-ranked by Chambers USA in the areas of Corporate & Commercial, Litigation& General Commercial, Real Estate, Natural Resources and Labor & Employment.The firm was also ranked in the 100 largest US practices in the areas of employment, energy, and insurance.

Partner
Current

Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP, a subsidiary of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, is a company headquartered in London, UK. The firm provides legal services.The company says this about itself: Steptoe's London office is at the heart of one of the world's leading financial centers. Our lawyers provide clients around the world with a range of legal services to achieve their most important business objectives in an increasingly complex and challenging world. We help clients facing multijurisdictional, cross-border challenges by providing them with access to lawyers who are fluent in a multitude of languages, including Russian, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Swedish.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Former Governor of Nebraska

$200
2008

Former Governor of Montana

$750
2007

Former Senator from Connecticut

Awards & Honors
2012
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, Insurance
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
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