Richard W. Brown

Partner 203-287-2115


J.D., Quinnipiac University School of Law, 2008
M.B.A., Quinnipiac University, 2008
B.S., Bryant University, 2004

Bio: »

Richard Brown joined SDV in the fall of 2012. His practice is primarily focused on complex commercial coverage disputes and litigation in the federal and state courts of Connecticut and New York, with a special focus on power and energy.  He provides counsel on insurance recovery issues involving commercial general liability (CGL), Builders Risk, commercial property and additional insured claims. He serves a diverse and growing client base, including national and international general contractors, multinational utility companies and regional apparel manufacturers.

Prior to joining SDV, Richard was an associate in the State & Local Tax Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers where he advised clients on state & local tax issues including sales & use tax compliance, fulfillment of state reporting requirements and legislative changes. He also served as corporate counsel at Franchise World Headquarters, international franchisor for SUBWAY® Restaurants, where he managed complex commercial litigation matters involving extensive interaction with federal regulatory agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. He also gained invaluable experience in the areas of dispute resolution and negotiation.

Richard resides in Orange, Connecticut with his wife, and enjoys camping, fishing and softball, and can usually be found rooting for his favorite team at Yankee Stadium.

Admissions: »

Admissions Federal Court:

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern District of New York

Admissions State Court:

  • Connecticut
  • New York
Professional Activities: »

Connecticut Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Fairfield County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements: »

Expanded Application of Oilfield Indemnity Acts and the Potential Implications for Insurance Coverage
IRMI Energy Risk & Insurance Conference

Insurance Discovery In Motion
Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting

Areas of Coverage Experience: »
  • Power & Energy
  • Risk Transfer
  • Comprehensive General Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Builders Risk
  • OCIP/CCIP/Wrap-ups
  • First Party Property Damage
  • Additional Insured
  • Business Interruption Claims
  • Construction Defects
  • Completed Operations
  • Product Liability
  • Bodily Injury Related to Construction
  • Policy Renewal Strategy
  • Environmental Claims
  • Pollution Liability
  • Unfair Practices
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Bad Faith
  • Late Notice
  • Indemnification
  • Duty to Defend
  • Hull & Machinery/ Protection & Indemnity
  • Priority of Coverage