Andrew R. Jones
Andrew R. Jones, born in Essex, England, is duel-qualified attorney admitted to practice throughout New York State and in the United Kingdom*. He is the current President of the Professional Liability Defense Federation. Mr. Jones is a Partner whose practice focusses primarily on professional liability matters.
Mr. Jones’ practice includes: (i) the direct defense of lawyers and other professionals; and (ii) giving advice to domestic and international insurers, including on policy language, product management, and claims management across the United States and abroad. More specifically, Mr. Jones’ defense practice includes the representation of law firms, fiduciaries, and other professionals throughout all phases of litigation, including where necessary, at trial. His insurance coverage practice includes the representation of insurers in complex coverage litigations, arbitrations, monitoring local counsel, and providing various other forms of insurance coverage analysis and advice.
Mr. Jones represents individuals and corporations directly in matters alleging negligence or professional malpractice. Mr. Jones’ practice includes counseling institutional clients and individuals on risk management. Mr. Jones has experience trying multi-million dollar cases in both Federal and State Courts. He has also negotiated favorable settlements for clients both in direct negotiation as well as in mediation and arbitration at various stages of proceedings.
Mr. Jones has drafted insurance policies and risk management guidelines for international insurers, and has advised on coverage matters both in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Jones represents the Lloyd’s insurance market in the World Trade Center/September 11, 2001 liability insurance coverage litigation in the Southern District of New York, and represents insurers in international arbitrations, including London, U.S., and Bermuda. Mr. Jones represents insurers in coverage disputes involving financial institutions, professional liability, marine and non-marine risks.
Mr. Jones is a graduate of Kings College London, School of Law, where he received an LLB law degree with honors. During and after his law degree, Mr. Jones worked for a prominent Lloyd’s insurance broker, and insurance defense law firms in both Toronto and New York City. Mr. Jones is admitted to practice in the State of New York – Admitted in 2003, and in the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York – Admitted in 2005.
Mr. Jones spent 4 1/2 years as an associate with a nationwide insurance defense firm in New York City before becoming an associate of Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP in 2008 and a partner in January 2010.
Mr. Jones is a non-practicing solicitor and Member of The Law Society of England and Wales (United Kingdom) – Admitted in 2011.* Mr. Jones is also a member of the Professional Liability Committee of the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section and the Lawyers Professional Liability and Ethics Committee (Trial Lawyers Section) of the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Jones is also a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and various nationwide Professional Fiduciary Associations.
Mr. Jones has written and contributed to numerous articles on insurance coverage and insurance defense matters, and has been a speaker at professional liability conferences in both London and New York. Mr. Jones is the co-author of “Professional Liability Insurance,” Insurance Law Practice, §37 (3rd Ed 2008, NYSBA).
Mr. Jones has appeared as both a panelist and a lecturer at the Bi-Annual New York State Bar Association-sponsored CLE statewide Legal Malpractice Seminar (2009 and 2011) and is a contributor to the NYSBA CLE Legal Malpractice course-book (2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011).
*Mr. Jones is currently registered as a non-practising Solicitor but remains on the Roll of Solicitors and is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales.