Fiona A.

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Fiona A. Chaney

Insurance Recovery


Fiona Chaney is a partner in Liner’s Insurance Recovery Group. Fiona represents policyholders in disputes with insurers for a wide variety of policies, including commercial liability, directors and officers, property, employment practices, business interruption, and media liability.  In 2014, Fiona second chaired an important trial involving a "Superstorm Sandy" insurance claim in which the jury awarded the client damages and attorneys' fees for breach of contract and bad faith.  She also has served on litigation teams in a wide range of litigation and in an international arbitration.

Fiona has handled insurance coverage matters for property damage; business interruption and extra expense claims; environmental and pollution losses; employment, discrimination, and harassment claims; entertainment industry liabilities; professional liabilities; advertising injuries; antitrust; unfair competition; and mass tort claims. Fiona also regularly presents on topics such as insurance coverage for data breach and other cyber liabilities. She also is also an editor and co-author of the New Appleman Sports and Entertainment Insurance Law & Practice Guide (LexisNexis, 2014), a book that addresses insurance law issues facing policyholders in the sports and entertainment industries.

In addition to her insurance coverage practice, Fiona also has represented clients in a wide range of non-insurance matters, including white-collar criminal defense and government investigations.


Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D., cum laude)

University of San Diego (B.A.)




Speaking Engagements & Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • "Discovery of Insurance Reserves, Reinsurance, and ‘Other Claims’ Files in Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation, Navigating Relevancy, Privilege and Work Product, Burdensome Objections; Policyholder and Insurer Perspectives," Strafford Webcast, November 8, 2016
  • "Data Breach Insurance Coverage: Critical Issues Explored," The Knowledge Group Webcast, November 13, 2014
  • "Leave Nothing on the Table: Getting the Most Out of Your Insurer’s Defense Obligation, ACC Legal Quick Hit," November 19, 2013
  • "Insurance Coverage for Marketing & Advertising Risks," Association of Corporate Counsel, July 24, 2013
  • "Pitfalls, Traps, and Rights Re-established: Insurance Hot Topics for Inside Counsel facing Cyber Claims, Investigation Expenses, and Other New Challenges—All While Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Protection," Association of Corporate Counsel Southern California Roundtable, April 24, 2013


  • Bad faith spurs liability for excess settlements, Daily Journal, August 11, 2016
  • Practical Considerations for Media Liability Insurance, Association of Corporate Counsel website, October 3, 2013
  • Top Ten Insurance Considerations in Athlete and Celebrity EndorsementsAssociation of Corporate Counsel website, July 23, 2013
  • One Less Excuse: Insurers Cannot Rely on California Insurance Code Section 533.5(b) to Deny Coverage for Federal Criminal Charges, Policyholder Informer, May 17, 2013
  • Insurers Cannot Misappropriate Advertising Injury Coverage, Policyholder Informer, March 4, 2013
  • Maximizing D&O Insurance for Subprime and Options Backdating Claims, ABA Business Torts Journal, Fall 2008



Southern California Super Lawyers (2017)