3 February 2023Insurance

Clyde & Co merges with insurance boutique to expand in US

Global insurance-focused law firm  Clyde & Co has expanded its US operations with the opening of a new office in Boston through a merger with local firm Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing (Hermes Netburn).

The company has operated in the US for 17 years and Boston is its 15th office in the country.

Hermes Netburn is a 14-lawyer-strong firm based in Boston that focuses on insurance coverage, surety and fidelity, and civil litigation with a particular focus on product liability, toxic torts and exposures, and construction matters.

The office in Boston, working together with the firm’s existing New York and New Jersey offices, will enable the firm to support businesses and insurance companies across the Northeastern region, and will take its place in the firm’s integrated North American and global practices.

New partners joining the firm have wide-ranging experience in the insurance coverage, product liability defense, construction, surety and fidelity practice areas.

Carolena Gordon, Clyde & Co’s senior partner, said: “This office further enhances our offering in the Northeastern region of the US. New England is home to a vibrant insurance, biotech, healthcare, and professional services ecosystem which we are ideally placed to support. We look forward to providing existing clients with services out of Boston and to speaking to potential new clients in the market.”

Eileen King Bower, partner and Chair of Clyde & Co’s North American Board, commented: “This team of litigators provides us with the opportunity to establish an office in Boston, which is a key insurance market, while further enhancing our defense and insurance coverage nationwide, in line with our strategy. We welcome these talented attorneys to Clyde & Co and look forward to integrating them quickly into our region.”

Kevin O’Connor, previously President of Hermes Netburn, said: “Joining Clyde & Co was the natural next step for us, with clear synergies between our practices and clients. Our clients in Boston and beyond stand to benefit significantly, as does our entire team. We will make the most of the national and global opportunities to grow and develop our practices and people.”

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