Uri has more than 19 years of mass-tort, products liability, and directors' and officers' liability litigation and trial experience, and an intimate understanding of the P&C insurance industry. Uri is an alum of Skadden Arps in New York. At Skadden, he represented clients in mass tort and D&O matters, multi-billion dollar insurance coverage disputes, "bet-the-farm" class action litigation, and developed unique financial insurance products in furtherance of M&A transactions. After Skadden, Uri served as Legal Counsel and Director of a division of Cendant, and then as Assistant General Counsel of AIG in New York.
Uri has extensive expertise in the defense of Directors & Officers of private and public companies in litigation and arbitration that arises out of Merger and Acquisition activity and Shareholder Derivative Claims.
Uri has tried multiple cases in New York, Florida, and California courts and has also performed extensive coverage analyses and drafted numerous coverage opinion letters on CGL, EPL, commercial auto, D&O, E&O, products liability, property, and excess and surplus lines policies. He has also advised clients in matters involving allegations of bad faith and claims involving risks of extra-contractual liability.
Uri prevailed in the defense of a $45 Million claim against the directors and officers of a publicly traded company arising out of a failed merger. The case involved claims of fraud and breach of an employment agreement, Uri was brought in to handle the defense by Liberty Mutual. In addition to a decision in favor of the insureds on all counts, the defendants prevailed on their counterclaims and were awarded more than $700,000 in fees and costs.
Uri attended New York University for his undergraduate studies. He attended the University of Miami for law school and graduated cum laude.
Reverse Break Up Fees in Strategic M&A Transactions - Good Idea or Fiduciary Obligation," Corporate Counselor, 2015
Bar Admissions & Professional Memberships:
Uri is admitted to practice in California, New York, and Florida, the United States District Court in and for the Central District of California, all the Federal Courts in the State of Florida, and the 9th and 11th Circuit Courts.
Uri is a Member of the NY State Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, LA County Bar Association, the DRI, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and is a member of Best's Recommended Insurance Counsel.