Cara Ciuffani is a litigator with a broad-based civil practice, including experience in all phases of litigation, in federal and state courts throughout the country and at both the trial and appellate levels. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including commercial disputes, products liability, toxic torts, legal malpractice, internal corporate investigations and insurance coverage.
Early in her career, Cara represented two chemical manufacturers in a variety of complex toxic tort actions and was a member of the trial team representing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in a five-week trial regarding liability for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
Cara has also represented a major natural gas transportation company in civil suit seeking $100 million in damages arising from soil contamination of New England community allegedly resulting from burial of manufactured gas plant waste in the early 1900’s.
More recently she has represented trustees in bankruptcy-related litigation including in a legal malpractice action arising from a massive Ponzi scheme causing more than $500 million in damages to the Le-Nature’s estate, and in a contract dispute with a foreign entity that resulted in a favorable summary judgment ruling and a settlement days before trial.
Cara has also recently represented policyholders in insurance coverage disputes including, Philips Electronics North America Corp. former subsidiary TH Agriculture & Nutrition in its insurance coverage action against a number of insurance companies relating to asbestos liabilities, and policyholders seeking insurance coverage under a fidelity bond for losses caused by a Ponzi scheme.