UK law firm Kennedys opens office in Wilmington


Marc Casarino, a longtime partner of White and Williams, will open Kennedy’s new office in Wilmington. | PHOTO COURTESY OF KENNEDYS

WILMINGTON – Global Insurance Law Firm kennedy opened a new office in downtown Wilmington run by former White and Williams partner Marc Casarino.

Kennedy’s new office will be based at the Citizens Bank Center near Market Street. | DBT PHOTO BY MIKE ROCHELEAU

The office – the London-based company’s eighth in the United States and 43rd worldwide – will be located at Citizen Bank Center at 919 N. Market St.

Casarino joins Kennedys after more than 23 years as a commercial litigator at White & Williams in Wilmington. He has extensive experience in insurance coverage litigation, corporate governance, fiduciary duties, director and officer disputes, shareholder rights, partnership disputes, internal investigations, claims securities, bankruptcies, breach of contract and employer’s liability.

“I am thrilled to join Kennedys at such an exciting time. I already know the caliber of my new colleagues, having worked as a Delaware attorney for many of them before. Being able to access this talent bank and the global resources of Kennedys will be invaluable,” he said in a statement announcing the move.

Meg Catalano, US managing partner and member of the firm’s Global Strategy Board, said the firm was attracted to Casarino because of “an impressive track record in growing practice in this area, and a considerable amount knowledge and experience which will be a real asset. for us and our customers.

Kennedys specializes in serving a variety of industry sectors including insurance and reinsurance, aviation, banking and finance, construction and engineering, healthcare, life sciences, marine, public sector, rail, real estate, retail, maritime transport and international trade, sport and leisure, transport and logistics and travel and tourism. She has particular expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, including the defense of insurance and liability claims.

The 123-year-old firm, ranked No. 145 on last year’s list of the 200 largest international law firms, has 2,400 employees worldwide on six continents. Casarino would be joined by two partners to open the Wilmington office.

“Our clients are at the heart of everything we do, and I’m pleased to say that the growing needs of our clients, along with the importance of the courts in Delaware, have driven this latest expansion,” said Christopher Carroll, Partner principal of Kennedys in the United States. and a member of the company’s Global Strategy Board, added in a statement. “Growth in such an important market and in these difficult times is not easy, but it is a true testament to our colleagues and the service we provide to our customers.”

The company told the Delaware Business Times that its platform would allow Casarino to “further expand business opportunities within and beyond Delaware.” The Delaware office will continue to grow as needed to accommodate Kennedys’ growing client relationships, he added.

Kennedy’s other US offices include Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Austin, Texas; and Basking Ridge, New Jersey


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