Fiona Chaney is a partner in Liner’s Insurance Recovery Group. Fiona represents insureds in disputes with insurers for a wide variety of policies, including commercial liability, directors and officers, property, employment practices, business interruption, and media liability. In 2014, Fiona second chaired an important trial involving a "Superstorm Sandy" insurance claim in which the jury awarded the client damages and attorneys' fees for breach of contract and bad faith. She also has served on litigation teams in a wide range of litigation and in an international arbitration.
Fiona has handled insurance coverage matters for property damage; business interruption and extra expense claims; environmental and pollution losses; employment, discrimination, and harassment claims; entertainment industry liabilities; professional liabilities; advertising injuries; antitrust; unfair competition; and mass tort claims. Fiona also regularly presents on topics such as insurance coverage for data breach and other cyber liabilities. She also is also an editor and co-author of the New Appleman Sports and Entertainment Insurance Law & Practice Guide (LexisNexis, 2014), a book that addresses insurance law issues facing insureds in the sports and entertainment industries.
In addition to her insurance coverage practice, Fiona also has represented clients in a wide range of non-insurance matters, including white-collar criminal defense and government investigations.
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit