Mary Craig Calkins
Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
MARY CRAIG CALKINS is a partner in Kilpatrick Townsend’s Los Angeles office, where she leads the West Coast Insurance Practice. She has more than 30 years of insurance coverage experience, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of policyholders in complex, high-stakes directors and officers liability, entertainment/intellectual property coverage disputes, cyber and technology risks, first- and third-party claims and broker liability issues. She also advises company management on how to maximize insurance protections. Mary is President and a member of the Executive Committee of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, an honorary organization of the country’s top insurance coverage lawyers. She is also an active leader of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, where she is former co-chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, chaired the national Women of the Section of Litigation Annual Conference in 2014 and 2015, and currently holds several senior leadership positions. Mary has been listed by Chambers USA in the area of Insurance: Policyholder (2006-2016), named as a “Top 100 Women Litigator” by the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal (2007-2009, 2014), recognized as one of 50 “Women to Watch” by Business Insurance Magazine, and has been listed repeatedly in International Who’s Who of Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers, Legal 500, and the prestigious 2013 Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law. Mary is a frequent author, lecturer and media resource on insurance topics, and serves as a arbitrator.