Mr. Patel’s practice encompasses a wide array of insurance regulatory matters, insurance product development, bundling insurance and non-insurance products and services, and insurance coverage disputes involving commercial general liability, commercial property, employer liability, and E&O and D&O policies. Mr. Patel also counsels clients on regulatory and product development issues related to the issuance, administration and marketing of service contracts (extended warranties).
Prior to joining Alston & Bird, Mr. Patel received his J.D., with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2007. While in law school, he was a member of the North Carolina Law Review. Mr. Patel graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2000 with a B.S., with highest distinction, in mathematical sciences.
Mr. Patel serves on the board of the Chastain Park Civic Association.
- Advised a large health insurance company regarding the formation of a Risk Retention Group to insure stop-loss liability for self-funded ERISA health plans.
- Counseled a captive insurance company owned by a global capital management company regarding the structure of litigation expense product.
- Regulatory and transactional counsel to wireless handset insurance programs representing the largest wireless carriers in the U.S. and multiple vendors.
- Represented a national retailer in an insurance declaratory judgment action involving a dispute relating to coverage for multiple serious injuries caused by a product sold by the retailer.
- Advised a large poultry processor on the likelihood of coverage for costs relating to the cleanup of environmental damage caused by its poultry operations.
- Represented a credit card payment processor in a dispute relating to insurance coverage for costs and fines stemming from a large-scale data security breach.
- Advised a large healthcare services company regarding various producer licensing issues in connection with a change in control of its broker subsidiary.
- Represented a large casualty insurance company in a declaratory judgment action involving over fifty defendants stemming from a large natural gas explosion.
- Counseled a third party administrator regarding whether guaranteed pricing for prescription drugs constitutes the business of insurance.