Joanne Grossman is a litigation partner in Covington’s Washington office. Since joining the firm in 1975, her practice has involved a wide variety of complex civil lawsuits, mediations and arbitrations. She has appeared in federal and state courts in numerous jurisdictions, and before arbitration panels in the United States and London. Ms. Grossman has tried insurance coverage disputes involving substantial claims on behalf of corporate policyholder plaintiffs, and major antitrust and environmental lawsuits on behalf of corporate defendants. She also has provided advice to clients seeking insurance coverage for large property damage, business interruption and contingent business interruption claims. Ms. Grossman has spoken on insurance and environmental matters, and on issues affecting women in the legal profession. She has served as a volunteer mediator for the District of Columbia Superior Court. Ms. Grossman is married, has two children and lives in Washington, DC. REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS Representation of consumer products manufacturer to obtain insurance coverage for personal injury product liability claims. Representation of Gillette in environmental insurance coverage action in Massachusetts state court. Representation of JPMorgan Chase in antitrust treble damages action brought by American Express in the Southern District of New York. Representation of Procter & Gamble in New York arbitration involving large first party insurance claim. Representation of SPX in North Carolina state court action involving coverage for asbestos claims. Representation of State of Minnesota in state court action involving insurance recovery provisions of the State’s Landfill Cleanup Act. Pro bono representation of African-American farmers seeking damages from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for discrimination in historic farm lending practices.