Mosley

Christopher R. Mosley

Partner
Working from Denver, Colorado, Chris Mosley is a partner in Foley Hoag's Insurance Recovery practice. He specializes in representing corporate policyholders in disputes against their insurers. He also advises companies on various risk management issues, including the development of complex insurance programs and assistance in due diligence and other activities related to M&A and similar activity.

Throughout Chris’ career, he has helped businesses recover more than $150 million from insurance companies. His expertise extends to all types of commercial insurance policies in virtually all industries.

Chris is the former national Chair for the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. Chris has also been selected as a Fellow in the American College of Coverage Counsel, where he serves as a board member. Chris has been selected Colorado’s Policyholder of the Year twice and honored as a Top 100 Colorado lawyer since 2016.

Chris regularly speaks on insurance coverage issues and has authored several articles and advisories addressing insurance-related issues, including multiple presentations and publications addressing insurance coverage for pandemic-related losses. He has also been involved in some of the most significant and groundbreaking legislation benefiting corporate policyholders in Colorado.
 

Education

  • University of California Los Angeles 1991
  • Claremont McKenna College 1998

Bar and Court Admissions

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Colorado
  • California

Experience

  • Successfully negotiated $14.8 million recovery for a general contractor in connection with a claim involving various public buildings
  • Recovered $12.65 million for a developer in connection with a complex environmental clean up of former Air Force base
  • Recovered $10 million for a developer in connection with a nationwide construction defect claim
  • On behalf of a trust company, successfully recovered more than $6 million in attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in connection with a Bernard L. Madoff-related class action
  • Successfully negotiated $5.75 million recovery for an international resort developer in connection with a multi-development construction defect claim
  • Obtained jury verdict in excess of $4 million in a two week insurance bad faith lawsuit involving an insurance company’s denial of coverage for an employment related lawsuit
  • Successfully negotiated $3.25 million insurance recovery for multi-building condominium construction defect claim
  • Obtained a $1 million default judgment against an insurer in connection with a claim for coverage of a construction defect dispute
  • Successfully negotiated a $19 million insurance recovery for a municipality for damages arising from a defectively constructed water system which supplies water to 40% of the municipality’s residents
  • On behalf of a trust company, successfully recovered $1.7 million in attorney’s fees and costs incurred in connection with a breach of fiduciary duty claim under a Bankers Professional Liability policy
  • On behalf of a bank, successfully negotiated a $6 million recovery from an insurer under a directors’ and officers’ liability policy to settle claims asserted against the bank for alleged securities violations
  • Successfully negotiated recovery of $7 million insurance recovery for general contract for the settlement of a multi-family residential construction defect lawsuit
  • Successfully negotiated a settlement of a multi-million dollar construction surety dispute during the middle of a three week trial
  • Successfully negotiated coverage for settlement of oil spill related personal injury claim involving $50 million in alleged damages
  • On behalf of a contractor, successfully negotiated payment in full by the client’s insurer of a settlement in a $5 million construction defect claim involving a multi-unit condominium project
  • Successfully negotiated the reinstatement of a $3 million life insurance policy following the life insurance company’s attempt to cancel the policy for alleged non-payment of premium
  • On behalf of a contractor, successfully negotiated the payment of a $4.5 million settlement by multiple insurers in connection with a construction defect claim relating to defective windows installed in a high end condominium project
  • On behalf of a developer, successfully negotiated the payment in full by the client’s insurer of a settlement in a $1 million personal injury claim arising from the defective construction of a model home
  • On behalf of a prior owner of land, successfully negotiated the payment in full by the client’s insurer of a settlement in a $1 million construction defect claim involving damages arising from a heaving soil condition
  • Successfully negotiated payment by a client’s property insurer in connection with a claim for the cost to repair a college dormitory building owned and operated by the client which was damaged by fire
  • Successfully negotiated a favorable settlement of a $600,000 stop loss health insurance claim where the stop loss insurer sought improperly to rescind the policy
* Chris handled some of the above representations prior to joining Foley Hoag.

Honors & Involvement

HONORS
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation (2013-2023); Insurance Law (2007-2023), Denver
  • 5280 Magazine, “Top Lawyer,” Insurance (2017-2021)
  • Law Week Colorado, “Barrister’s Best” People’s Choice, Insurance Lawyer for Plantiffs (2021)
  • Law Week Colorado, “Barrister’s Best,” Policyholder Coverage Lawyer (2014)
  • Super Lawyers, “Top 100,” Colorado (2016–2021)
  • Super Lawyers, Insurance Recovery (2019-2021)
INVOLVEMENT
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild
  • The Risk Management Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel
    • Board Member
    • Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
    • Former Chair

Speaking Engagements

  • "Creative Methods to Access Insurance: The Use of Stipulated Judgments, Coverage and Bad Faith Assignments and Sweetheart Deals," Insurance Law Symposium, American College of Coverage Counsel, November 2022
  • "US Coverage Disputes: what the London market needs to know," British Insurance Law Association, November 2022
  • "Business Interruption Coverage for Coronavirus Losses," Webinar, Aspen Chamber of Commerce, April 2020
  • "Construction Coverage – Key Developments in the World of Insurance Coverage for the Construction Industry," Annual Colorado Construction Seminar, March 2020
  • "Mass Shootings and Insurance Coverage Panel," American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section; Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, February 2019
  • "Show Me The Money! Pleading, Litigating & Trying Your Case To Coverage," Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, February 2017
  • "Appraisal: What Is For The Court And What Is For The Appraisal Panel," American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section; Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, February 2015
  • "Shifting the Risk, Sharing the Load, Balancing the Interests," (panelist) Construction SuperConference, December 2014
  • "Construction Defect Claims in Multi-Family Residential – Risk Reduction, Contract and Insurance Strategies for General Contractors," (panelist) Associated General Contractors of Denver, October 2014
  • "OCIP & CCIP Insurance Coverage: Wraps and How They Can Protect Your Projects for Winning Results," Webinar sponsored by WPL Publishing Co., Inc., August 2014
  • "Insurance Coverage for Wage & Hour Claims in Class-Action Lawsuits," American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, 2014
  • "The Expanding Role of the Risk Manager," The Risk Management Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter, September 2013