We are pleased to announce that Roberta Anderson Sutton has joined us as a Partner in our Litigation, Privacy and Cybersecurity, and Technology and IP Transactions Practices. Additionally, Ms. Sutton offers her breadth of experience and expertise in launching the firm's Insurance Recovery and Risk Management Practice.
Ms. Sutton concentrates her practice in the areas of insurance recovery, risk management counseling, and emerging cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection-related issues, including security incident planning and breach response, and directors and officers liability-related issues. In addition to successfully pursuing her clients’ insurance recoveries in disputed insurance claims settings, and assisting clients in recovering hundreds of millions in insurance assets, Ms. Sutton counsels clients proactively on complex insurance placement and risk management issues. She advises clients in assessing their potential cybersecurity, privacy, and management liability risks, among myriad other forms of corporate risk, and in securing appropriate insurance to cover those risks. Ms. Sutton provides clients with strategic advice on ways in which they can best maximize the value of their current and historic insurance assets. She also has extensive experience conducting insurance due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions and in drafting contractual risk transfer provisions, including insurance and indemnity clauses.
For over two decades, Ms. Sutton has successfully represented clients in connection with a broad spectrum of insurance claims and issues arising under almost every kind of business insurance policy, and has extensive experience in the selection, drafting, negotiation, and placement of Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection (Cyber), Directors & Officers (D&O), Management Liability, Errors and Omissions (E&O), Technology E&O, Commercial General Liability (CGL), Commercial Property, Business Interruption, Professional Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fidelity, Fiduciary, Crime, Political Risk, Environmental, Terrorism, and many other types of insurance coverage. Her experience includes all phases of coverage litigation through trial and appeal, and international arbitrations.
A recognized national authority in cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection, insurance recovery, and directors and officers liability issues, Ms. Sutton frequently lectures on these subjects, and provides interviews to leading industry publications and mainstream publications, such as The New York Times and The Washington Post. She currently serves on a number of editorial boards, including for the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal and The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin (American Lawyer Media). She has spoken on a variety of insurance coverage and litigation practice issues for The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Strafford, Law Seminars International, the American Bar Association (ABA), and various local bar association and other professional programs.
Prior to joining the Pittsburgh office of Potomac Law, Ms. Sutton was a Partner at K&L Gates LLP.