Tacie H. Yoon

,
 Counsel Washington, D.C.
tyoon@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2557
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Tacie H. Yoon is a counsel 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 Garlock, Geo. V. HamiltonBudd, 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 in academic or religious settings. 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 also involved in national and local bar associations. She has held leadership positions as an officer on the Board of Governors of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and on the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington D.C. Area (APABA-DC). She is currently a Vice Chair of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section's Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee and Committee on Diversity.



Affiliations

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," National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual Convention (November 2017). Speaker: Tacie H. Yoon.
  • "Trial Practice & Litigation Skills: Succeeding as an Asian American Lawyer in the Courtroom," National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual Convention (November 2010). 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.


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