DAC Beachcroft continues to build its Global Insurance practice with new senior hire

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DAC Beachcroft continues to build its Global Insurance practice with new senior hire

Published 4 October 2021

International law firm DAC Beachcroft is pleased to announce that leading insurance litigator, Sherry Goodman-Smith, a specialist in complex insurance and reinsurance policy coverage disputes, has joined its Global Insurance practice as a partner, based in London.

Sherry spent the previous eight years at Simmons & Simmons, most recently as Of Counsel. There she advised London market insurers and reinsurers on large-scale coverage issues, with a particular focus on product liability and recall, international casualty and complex property claims. She has also advised on coverage issues arising from more niche insurance policy wordings, including kidnap and ransom, intellectual property liability, and fine art claims.

Commenting on the appointment, Helen Faulkner, Global Head of Insurance at DAC Beachcroft, said, “Sherry is a highly talented insurance litigator whose extensive experience of coverage issues will be a huge asset, as we continue to build our already highly regarded international property casualty practice. She has a growing reputation for delivering exceptional results for clients on their complex and reputationally-sensitive claims and we are delighted to welcome her.” 

This latest appointment follows the announcement, in April 2021, that one of Spain’s top D&O specialists, Pablo Guillén, has returned to DACB Madrid following eight years with Clyde & Co.  Pablo has been a dominant player in the Spanish and international insurance market for many years, with an outstanding reputation for his D&O and Financial Institutions’ expertise.

“These are significant appointments for us, as we continue to drive forward our bold plans to build on our position as the adviser of choice for the global insurance industry,” Helen concluded.