Joseph S. Sano provides strategic advice to businesses in the litigation, arbitration, and resolution of specialized insurance and reinsurance coverage matters involving:
With an active practice spanning 30 years, Joe is an equity partner in the firm’s Litigation and Insurance and Reinsurance practice groups and is a member of Prince Lobel’s management committee.
Joe represents businesses in commercial disputes, including the investigation, defense, and prosecution of direct, ceded, and assumed claims. Joe has also tried to conclusion matters involving antitrust and noncompetition and trade secrecy agreements.
As an advocate for business clients in numerous state and federal courts, both in the Commonwealth and throughout the country, Joe’s focus is on the effective resolution of complex civil disputes. He has extensive trial experience in insurance, reinsurance, contract, business tort, and antitrust cases. He has served as national coordinating counsel, directing a team of 18 in-house attorneys and more than a dozen outside law firms in multiparty environmental coverage disputes across the country.
Joe founded and is the principal contributor to the firm’s insurance law blog, Consider The Risks, which addresses current issues in insurance law and risk management. He has written articles and book chapters regarding emerging insurance and reinsurance risks and is a frequent speaker regarding insurance, reinsurance, and electronic discovery matters.
Joe is also a co-founder and a director of the Massachusetts Reinsurance Bar Association (MReBA), a first-of-its-kind organization focused on reinsurance law.
Joe is a member of the firm’s multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Practice Group, which includes attorneys from many practice groups such as employment, insurance/reinsurance, intellectual property, litigation (including product liability, environmental, and toxic tort litigation), real estate/environmental regulation, corporate, and renewable energy law. The group is active in industry forums and conferences and regularly contributes to publications and webinar presentations. The group also collaborates with strategic partners on the toxicology, scientific, risk management, regulatory, and industry standardization efforts taking place locally, nationally, and globally. Joe concentrates on nanotechnology as an emerging risk.