Tacie H. Yoon is an associate in the firm's Insurance/Reinsurance and Bankruptcy groups in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office. Tacie represents insurers in bankruptcy litigation and coverage disputes typically involving underlying claims of asbestos liability, environmental contamination, and sexual molestation.
Most recently, Tacie has represented insurers in the bankruptcy cases of Budd, Plant Insulation, W.R. Grace, Flintkote, Thorpe Insulation, Leslie Controls, Chemtura, and Canal Corporation. She has litigated a broad range of bankruptcy matters, including plan confirmation objections, automatic stay issues, issues concerning the sale and disposition of significant assets, claim objections, motions to appoint trustees, adequacy of disclosure statements, and approvals of settlements. She also has experience in counseling insurance clients concerning the implications of a potential bankruptcy filing by an insured.
Tacie also counsels and represents insurance carriers in complex coverage disputes, including those arising from underlying claims involving exposure to asbestos, environmental liability under CERCLA or similar state statutes, and sexual molestation by teachers and educational administrators. Tacie has experience handling policy interpretation and insurance coverage issues such as trigger of coverage, choice of law, duty to defend, allocation of liability among insurers, contribution among insurers, enforceability of anti-assignment provisions, and successor liability.
On occasion, Tacie works with teams of lawyers from the firm's Insurance Group, Torts Group, Bankruptcy Group, and Corporate Group to perform due diligence and counsel clients who are considering purchasing or investing in companies that face exposure to asbestos liabilities, or that have emerged from an asbestos bankruptcy, regarding the risks and benefits of such proposed transactions.
Tacie is active in national and local Bar activities. She is the vice-president for membership of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and serves on its Board of Governors and Executive Committee. She also served as co-chair of the Host Committee for the 24th annual NAPABA Convention, which was held in Washington, D.C. in 2012. She has held numerous leadership positions in the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington D.C. Area (APABA-DC), including serving as president in 2009-10. From 2014-2016, she served as an inaugural TIPS Connect! Diversity Fellow, working with the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section's Committee on Diversity to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession by forging connections between the ABA and national bar associations of color.
Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Court of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania (inactive)
Speeches & Presentations
"Liability Insurance Coverage from the Policyholder and Insurer Perspective – Tips and Practice Pointers on Identifying, Evaluating and Handling Insurance Claims as well as Mitigating Claims by Shifting the Risk," NAPABA Southeast Regional Conference, Arlington, VA
(September 30, 2016).
"Trial Practice & Litigation Skills: Succeeding as an Asian American Lawyer in the Courtroom," National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Convention
Program Co-Chair: Tacie H. Yoon.
"Consumer Protection Laws Applicable to Franchising," ABA Forum on Franchising Annual Conference, Orlando, FL
(October 19-21, 2005).
Co-Author: Tacie H. Yoon.
"Where Are They Now, Part Eight: An Update On Developments In Asbestos-Related Bankruptcy Cases," Mealey's Asbestos Bankruptcy Report, Vol. 16, No. 2
Co-Authors: Mark D. Plevin, Tacie H. Yoon, Leslie A. Davis, Brendan V. Mullan, Belinda Y. Liu, and Galen P. Sallomi.
"Where Are They Now, Part Seven: An Update On Developments In Asbestos-Related Bankruptcy Cases," Mealey's Asbestos Bankruptcy Report, Vol. 13, No. 12
Co-Authors: Mark D. Plevin, Leslie A. Davis, Tacie H. Yoon, and Rebecca Suarez.
"Where are They Now, Part Six: An Update on Developments In Asbestos-Related Bankruptcy Cases," Mealey's Asbestos Bankruptcy Report, Vol. 11, No. 7
Co-Authors: Mark D. Plevin, Leslie A. Davis and Tacie H. Yoon.
"Electronic Gift Card Laws: The Risks Increase Along With The Rewards," Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Author: Tacie H. Yoon.