• PRACTICE FOCUS
  • INDUSTRIES+
    • Cyber/Media
  • EDUCATION+
    • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
      J.D., cum laude, 2004; Crowe Scholar; Case Note and Quantum Editor, Loyola Maritime Journal
    • Sewanee: The University of the South
      B.A. in English, 2000; The Order of Gownsmen
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Louisiana
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
    • U.S. Supreme Court
  • CLERKSHIP+
Pablo Gonzalez Partner

Pablo Gonzalez practices in the area of insurance and reinsurance. He currently serves as the deputy practice coordinator for the Insurance and Reinsurance practice group in the New Orleans office and leads the firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection practice group. Pablo has experience counseling and representing insurers in litigation, in both state and federal court, involving first- and third-party coverage issues with a particular focus on cyber risks. His background in professional liability, life science products, registered financial advisors, and commercial transportation as well as excess and umbrella insurance, and reinsurance enables a thorough understanding of his practice.

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Pablo Gonzalez practices in the area of insurance and reinsurance. He currently serves as the deputy practice coordinator for the Insurance and Reinsurance practice group in the New Orleans office and leads the firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection practice group. Pablo has experience counseling and representing insurers in litigation, in both state and federal court, involving first- and third-party coverage issues with a particular focus on cyber risks. His background in professional liability, life science products, registered financial advisors, and commercial transportation as well as excess and umbrella insurance, and reinsurance enables a thorough understanding of his practice.

After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Pablo litigated numerous bad faith cases involving business interruption claims allegedly resulting from the storm. This experience lends itself to a deep-rooted understanding of such losses in the cyber context.

Pablo lived in London in 2012 as part of the Secondee Counsel Program run by Faraday Underwriting Syndicate 435 at Lloyd’s (formerly DP Mann.) He trained primarily with Faraday specialty lines claims and underwriting personnel. Additionally, he trained with other Underwriting Syndicates at Lloyd’s as well as a broking house and the claims bureau. Pablo represented the London Market in one of the first-litigated cyber coverage disputes involving the payment card industry (“PCI”) and continues to litigate cyber-related issues and bad faith claims against insurers. He also acts as coverage and monitoring counsel for cyber insurers.

Experience

  • Coverage and monitoring counsel for cyber insurers.
  • Multiple representations in complex coverage declaratory judgments.
  • Coverage counsel for various commercial general liability, auto liability and professional liability insurers in direct action suits filed by third-party claimants against both the insured and its insured.
  • Coverage counsel for various property insurers in suits filed by policyholders, including suits involving bad faith.
  • Coverage counsel for reinsurers.

Insights

Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • Webinar: Cyber Intruders Target the Insurance Legal Community (August, 2018)
  • LSBA "Cyber Security: Are YOU at Risk" CLE (March, 2018)
  • Presenter, "Cyber Incidents: Protecting Your Future in an Ever-Changing Landscape," ACC Louisiana Chapter and Phelps Dunbar CLE Luncheon (June 2017)
  • ACC Louisiana and Phelps Dunbar CLE Luncheon (June, 2017)
  • Author and presenter of "Gather Information Critical to Your Case" and "Avoiding Bad Faith Claims for the Insurance Professional: Complying with the Unfair Claim Settlement Practices Act," Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Louisiana Seminar, New Orleans (April 2013)
  • Author and presenter of the "Initial Pleadings/Motions - Filing the Suit" and "Discovery of the Insurance Case - Quantifying Damages/Loses" portions of National Business Institute's "Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims: From Start to Finish" seminar, New Orleans (December 2011)
  • Author and presenter, "The Mechanics of Filing and Processing a Claim," National Business Institute's Personal Insurance Coverage and Bath Faith seminar, New Orleans (September 2010)
  • Presenter, "Insurance Coverage and Case Law Updates," National Business Institute's Personal Insurance Coverage and Bath Faith seminar, New Orleans (September 2010)
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Publications Subcommittee, 2011-present; Ethics Advisory Service Committee 2014-present; Ethics Advisory Service Subcommittee, 2011-2014; Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, 2009-2011; Leadership LSBA Class of 2009)
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute - Observer of the Young Lawyer’s Section (2009)
  • Trinity Episcopal Schoool (Board of Trustees)
  • Young Leadership Council
  • Thomas More Inn of Court

Recognition

  • Selected to the Louisiana Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2014-2019

Industries

  • Cyber/Media

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
    J.D., cum laude, 2004; Crowe Scholar; Case Note and Quantum Editor, Loyola Maritime Journal
  • Sewanee: The University of the South
    B.A. in English, 2000; The Order of Gownsmen

Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Coverage and monitoring counsel for cyber insurers.
  • Multiple representations in complex coverage declaratory judgments.
  • Coverage counsel for various commercial general liability, auto liability and professional liability insurers in direct action suits filed by third-party claimants against both the insured and its insured.
  • Coverage counsel for various property insurers in suits filed by policyholders, including suits involving bad faith.
  • Coverage counsel for reinsurers.
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • Webinar: Cyber Intruders Target the Insurance Legal Community (August, 2018)
  • LSBA "Cyber Security: Are YOU at Risk" CLE (March, 2018)
  • Presenter, "Cyber Incidents: Protecting Your Future in an Ever-Changing Landscape," ACC Louisiana Chapter and Phelps Dunbar CLE Luncheon (June 2017)
  • ACC Louisiana and Phelps Dunbar CLE Luncheon (June, 2017)
  • Author and presenter of "Gather Information Critical to Your Case" and "Avoiding Bad Faith Claims for the Insurance Professional: Complying with the Unfair Claim Settlement Practices Act," Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Louisiana Seminar, New Orleans (April 2013)
  • Author and presenter of the "Initial Pleadings/Motions - Filing the Suit" and "Discovery of the Insurance Case - Quantifying Damages/Loses" portions of National Business Institute's "Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims: From Start to Finish" seminar, New Orleans (December 2011)
  • Author and presenter, "The Mechanics of Filing and Processing a Claim," National Business Institute's Personal Insurance Coverage and Bath Faith seminar, New Orleans (September 2010)
  • Presenter, "Insurance Coverage and Case Law Updates," National Business Institute's Personal Insurance Coverage and Bath Faith seminar, New Orleans (September 2010)
News
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Publications Subcommittee, 2011-present; Ethics Advisory Service Committee 2014-present; Ethics Advisory Service Subcommittee, 2011-2014; Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, 2009-2011; Leadership LSBA Class of 2009)
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute - Observer of the Young Lawyer’s Section (2009)
  • Trinity Episcopal Schoool (Board of Trustees)
  • Young Leadership Council
  • Thomas More Inn of Court
  • Selected to the Louisiana Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2014-2019