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Adrian C. Azer

Partner | Washington, D.C. Office Managing Partner

Adrian Azer exclusively represents corporate policyholders in a variety of complex insurance coverage matters. Clients seek Adrian’s representation in connection with insurance recovery for cybersecurity breaches and mass tort claims, disputes over general liability coverage for various toxic tort and environmental claims, and disputes over directors and officers’ coverage. Adrian also counsels clients in bankers professional liability (BPL) matters.

Adrian has represented public and private companies, non-profit entities, and government contractors, and has litigated against insurers in state and federal courts across the nation and in various arbitration tribunals. Having worked as a bankruptcy litigator for seven years, he has particular skill navigating insurance issues within the context of a bankruptcy proceeding. Adrian is representing the Boy Scouts of America in connection with insurance coverage for claims of alleged sexual abuse.

Adrian is frequently called upon to write about insurance topics, including but not limited to a number of articles about issues related to COVID-19. Adrian’s articles on cyber insurance have been published in Inside Counsel magazine and in Law360.

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  • Represented a Fortune 100 company in massive litigation, against nearly 60 insurance companies, over coverage for hundreds of thousands of asbestos-related and silica-related bodily injury claims. The case, which involved a dispute over hundreds of millions of dollars in coverage, resulted in numerous favorable rulings for the client.
  • Represented Fortune 100 company in environmental insurance coverage litigation in multiple jurisdictions, obtaining several favorable rulings.
  • Represented non-profit entity in pursuing D&O coverage for a government investigation, with the litigation resolving in a favorable settlement for the non-profit entity.
  • Represented a broker dealer in pursuing D&O coverage for numerous third-party claims, where the insurer agreed to pay on-going defense costs.
  • Represented a “start-up” business in placing its insurance coverage program.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 company in addressing its rights under various COLI policies.
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2023-2024
  • "PFAS, The Forever Chemical," panelist, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, July 13, 2023.


J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2003, magna cum laude

B.A., Emory University, 2000, with honors




District of Columbia

Azer, Letourneau and Van Osselaer in Law360: Leveraging Insurance Amid Microplastics Concerns
May 16, 2024

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Adrian Azer and Associates Reese Letourneau and Andrew Van Osselaer authored an article for Law360 explaining that any company potentially addressing microplastics liability should include a careful assessment of the potential for coverage in its due diligence. Read an excerpt below. New York Attorney General Letitia James recently sued PepsiCo Inc. in the Supreme Cou [...]