We use cookies to deliver our online services. Details of the cookies we use and instructions on how to disable them are set out in our Cookies Policy. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. To close this message click close.

David Newmann

Washington, D.C.

David Newmann
+1 267 675 4610 (Philadelphia)
1 202 637 8622 (Washington, D.C.)
+1 267 675 4601 (Philadelphia)
+1 202 637 5910 (Washington, D.C.)

David Newmann co-heads our Insurance Litigation Group and manages the Philadelphia office litigation team. He helps clients navigate and win — or, even better, avoid — white-knuckle commercial litigation. Dave's experience runs the gamut. His cases include complex insurance coverage and "bad faith" litigation, consumer class actions, disputes under IT, manufacturing and distribution agreements, director & officer (D&O) litigation, and bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.

Focusing on the insurance and telecommunications sectors, Dave uses his courtroom experience and business-oriented approach to solve litigation problems for key clients in other industries as well, such as manufacturing, industrial equipment, financial services, and food.

Dave's insurance practice reaches every corner of the market. He knows his way around D&O, errors & omissions (E&O), cyber, fiduciary, M&A representation and warranty, crime/fidelity, commercial general liability, commercial property, and personal lines policies. He manages exposures ranging from sprawling securities and M&A litigation to products liability and personal injury mass torts. He works with clients to write and revise insurance contracts, evaluate emerging risks, analyze existing coverage programs, and resolve insurance regulatory issues.

David is also the Pro Bono Liaison for our Philadelphia office. Prior to joining the firm in 1994, David served as a law clerk to the Honorable John W. Reynolds of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

"Superb, and 'an exceptional attorney for complex insurance matters.'"

Who's Who Legal 100 2013

Representative Experience

Represents a major insurer in one of the first lawsuits arising under a cyber insurance policy.

Successfully defended a satellite-based internet services provider against consumer class action filed in three states.

Advised the largest Nordic insurance company on coverage for and defense of mass tort products liability litigation.

Successfully defended an electronic equipment supplier against two motions for temporary restraining orders.

Won summary judgment for a D&O insurer, overcoming challenges by insureds and the FDIC.

Successfully defended a major U.S. manufacturer against breach of warranty claims.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Michigan Law School, 1992
  • B.A., with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Indiana University, 1989


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania


District of Columbia - Insurance: Insurer

Chambers USA

2011 and 2013

Insurance: Advice to Insurers

Legal 500 US


Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers

Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers

Loading data