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  • PRACTICE FOCUS
  • INDUSTRIES+
    • Cyber/Media
  • EDUCATION+
    • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
      J.D., cum laude, 2004
    • Sewanee: The University of the South
      B.A. in English, 2000, The Order of Gownsmen
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Louisiana
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • CLERKSHIP+
"Knowing the insurance industry, the clients involved and the business goes a long way as opposed to just being a lawyer who reads a policy."

Pablo Gonzalez guides clients through the complex, evolving issues involving insurance coverage for cybersecurity events. In addition to litigation and mediation, he conducts working reviews of policy language and develops innovative, cost-effective systems to help insurers, reinsurers and syndicates monitor claims.

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Pablo Gonzalez guides clients through the complex, evolving issues involving insurance coverage for cybersecurity events. In addition to litigation and mediation, he conducts working reviews of policy language and develops innovative, cost-effective systems to help insurers, reinsurers and syndicates monitor claims.

Pablo leads the firm’s cyber coverage and monitoring team as well as the New Orleans insurance and reinsurance practice. He is a frequent speaker and writer on cyber insurance topics.

Clients know Pablo as a gifted listener who takes the time to understand the business goals behind the policies. In addition to his cyber coverage work, he handles first- and third-party coverage litigation of professional liability cases. 

As a participant in the Faraday Underwriting Syndicate 453 Secondee Counsel Program, Pablo gained a nuanced understanding of London Market issues. He continues to collaborate closely with London Market colleagues.

Pablo is an accomplished bass guitarist and drummer who has performed at New Orleans Jazz Fest. He frequently polishes his team-building skills by coaching in his children’s sports leagues.

Experience

  • Represented the London Market in one of the first litigated cyber coverage disputes involving the payment card industry.
  • Won a summary judgment motion holding that a major U.S. insurer did not have to defend a policyholder in a data-breach class action involving employees in 14 school districts.
  • Coordinates monitoring of cyber claims for 10+ underwriting syndicates.
  • Handled numerous business interruption claims arising from Hurricane Katrina.

Insights

Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • "Cyber Liability and Data Breach," Office of Risk Management Higher Ed Round Table (Lafayette, LA, October 2019) Panelist
  • “Approaches to Handling Cyber Claims,” Lloyd’s Market Association Cyber Presentation (London, UK, September 2019) Speaker
  • Presenter, "Cyber Intruders Target the Insurance Legal Community," Webinar (August 2018)
  • Presenter, "Cyber Security: Are YOU at Risk?" LSBA CLE Program (March 2018)
  • Presenter, "Cyber Incidents: Protecting Your Future in an Ever-Changing Landscape," ACC Louisiana Chapter and Phelps Dunbar CLE Luncheon (June 2017)
  • Author and presenter of "Gather Information Critical to Your Case" and "Avoiding Bad Faith Claims for the Insurance Professional: Complying with the Unfair Claim Settlement Practices Act," Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Louisiana Seminar, New Orleans (April 2013)
  • Author and presenter of the "Initial Pleadings/Motions - Filing the Suit" and "Discovery of the Insurance Case - Quantifying Damages/Loses" portions of National Business Institute's "Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims: From Start to Finish" seminar, New Orleans (December 2011)
  • Author and presenter, "The Mechanics of Filing and Processing a Claim," National Business Institute's Personal Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith seminar, New Orleans (September 2010)
  • Presenter, "Insurance Coverage and Case Law Updates," National Business Institute's Personal Insurance Coverage and Bath Faith seminar, New Orleans (September 2010)
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Memberships & Affiliations

Professional

  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Publications Subcommittee, 2011-present; Ethics Advisory Service Committee 2014-present; Ethics Advisory Service Subcommittee, 2011-2014; Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, 2009-2011; Leadership LSBA Class of 2009)
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Thomas More Inn of Court
  • Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute - Observer of the Young Lawyer’s Section (2009)

Civic

  • Trinity Episcopal School - Board of Trustees
  • Carrolton Boosters - Board of Directors

Recognition

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (2014-2020)
  • Inductee into the Athletics Hall of Fame, University of the South 1997 Men’s Basketball Team (2019)

Industries

  • Cyber/Media

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
    J.D., cum laude, 2004
  • Sewanee: The University of the South
    B.A. in English, 2000, The Order of Gownsmen

Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • Represented the London Market in one of the first litigated cyber coverage disputes involving the payment card industry.
  • Won a summary judgment motion holding that a major U.S. insurer did not have to defend a policyholder in a data-breach class action involving employees in 14 school districts.
  • Coordinates monitoring of cyber claims for 10+ underwriting syndicates.
  • Handled numerous business interruption claims arising from Hurricane Katrina.
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • "Cyber Liability and Data Breach," Office of Risk Management Higher Ed Round Table (Lafayette, LA, October 2019) Panelist
  • “Approaches to Handling Cyber Claims,” Lloyd’s Market Association Cyber Presentation (London, UK, September 2019) Speaker
  • Presenter, "Cyber Intruders Target the Insurance Legal Community," Webinar (August 2018)
  • Presenter, "Cyber Security: Are YOU at Risk?" LSBA CLE Program (March 2018)
  • Presenter, "Cyber Incidents: Protecting Your Future in an Ever-Changing Landscape," ACC Louisiana Chapter and Phelps Dunbar CLE Luncheon (June 2017)
  • Author and presenter of "Gather Information Critical to Your Case" and "Avoiding Bad Faith Claims for the Insurance Professional: Complying with the Unfair Claim Settlement Practices Act," Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Louisiana Seminar, New Orleans (April 2013)
  • Author and presenter of the "Initial Pleadings/Motions - Filing the Suit" and "Discovery of the Insurance Case - Quantifying Damages/Loses" portions of National Business Institute's "Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims: From Start to Finish" seminar, New Orleans (December 2011)
  • Author and presenter, "The Mechanics of Filing and Processing a Claim," National Business Institute's Personal Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith seminar, New Orleans (September 2010)
  • Presenter, "Insurance Coverage and Case Law Updates," National Business Institute's Personal Insurance Coverage and Bath Faith seminar, New Orleans (September 2010)
News

Professional

  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Publications Subcommittee, 2011-present; Ethics Advisory Service Committee 2014-present; Ethics Advisory Service Subcommittee, 2011-2014; Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, 2009-2011; Leadership LSBA Class of 2009)
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Thomas More Inn of Court
  • Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute - Observer of the Young Lawyer’s Section (2009)

Civic

  • Trinity Episcopal School - Board of Trustees
  • Carrolton Boosters - Board of Directors
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (2014-2020)
  • Inductee into the Athletics Hall of Fame, University of the South 1997 Men’s Basketball Team (2019)