Brandon Sipple has shepherded the world’s leading insurance underwriters though some the most significant loss events of the 21st century. A trusted and steadfast advisor and advocate, Brandon specializes in assisting insurers with their toughest cases, including those involving enterprise-level exposure and complexity, and loss events involving substantial accumulated risk. Brandon utilizes a combination of raw tenacity, strong technical acumen, and “out of the box” problem-solving skills informed by common sense principles to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. He is Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell® based on a survey of his peers.
In the first party area, Brandon has assisted clients with claims and claims-related litigation across a broad spectrum, including virtually every major catastrophe event over the last two decades. He has handled matters involving large-scale wildfire and mudslide claims, civil unrest claims, builders risk claims involving crane incidents and major building developments, a variety of ocean and inland marine matters, and complex business interruption and time element claims, including aggregate strategic oversight of over hundreds of claims stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Brandon’s niche expertise also extends to claims and litigation involving fine art and valuable articles, rare and high value automobiles, and major entertainment productions.
Brandon’s broad-based experience also extends to third party matters, including complex casualty and environmental cases, workers compensation and employers liability claims, and financial matters involving complex and high-exposure D&O, E&O, professional liability, and cyber claims.
Brandon’s experience includes tenures at all ends of the insurance policy lifecycle, and in both private practice and corporate practice with some of the world’s most respected insurers. Most recently, Brandon served as Director, Claims Counsel Group at CNA Insurance Companies and, prior to that, as Vice President and Coverage Director for Property and Marine Claims at Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.
Brandon principally works out of New Jersey and New York, but handles cases across the country.
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2009, Cum Laude
Lafayette College, A.B., 2006, with Honors
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second and Third Circuits
Professional Profile / Memberships
American Bar Association, Member, Tort Trial and Insurance and Litigation Sections
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Fellow
Defense Research Institute, Vice Chair First Party Property SLG
Loss Executives Association, Associate Member
Property and Liability Resource Bureau, Affiliate Member