Paul Moura, a recognized litigator and counselor, devises innovative solutions for clients in complex business disputes and high-stakes insurance coverage matters.

Mr. Moura combines his sophisticated understanding of the insurance industry with diversified litigation and arbitration experience to represent clients in coverage disputes and claims stemming from:

  • Cybersecurity incidents
  • Investigations
  • Consumer class actions
  • Sexual abuse claims
  • Mass torts
  • Post-transaction disputes
  • Business interruption losses
  • Intellectual property infringement
  • Monetary and digital asset theft
  • Property damage
  • Accusations of unfair competition
  • Privacy violations

He partners with clients to identify and mitigate risks associated with emerging technologies, business crises, and corporate transactions, including helping clients maximize the value of their insurance assets and customize novel coverages.

Mr. Moura advises US and international clients on a broad range of global coverages, including general liability, errors and omissions (E&O) and professional liability, directors and officers (D&O), cybercrime, fidelity, and representations and warranties (R&W).

Before entering private practice, Mr. Moura worked with a media policy think tank based at the London School of Economics, where he developed a network of policymakers, researchers, and lobbying groups involved in consumer protection and digital rights. He also served as a judicial extern for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and as an intern at the United Nations World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Mr. Moura maintains a busy docket of pro bono and community work. A recognized thought leader, he regularly speaks and writes on topics involving the risks that emerging technologies and strategies present for risk control.

Mr. Moura’s experience includes representing:

Insurance Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Various clients in presenting, prosecuting, and defending claims under commercial general liability insurance (EPLI), professional liability, and crime insurance coverages*
  • A university in negotiating and litigating insurance recoveries for mass tort claims spanning 28 years and more than US$1 billion in coverage under general liability, D&O, and E&O insurance programs*
  • A manufacturer in a coverage dispute concerning recovery of multimillion-dollar business interruption losses*
  • A litigation trust in securing insurance recoveries under a US$40 million D&O insurance program for fiduciary breach claims*
  • A global communications technology company in an insurance coverage dispute involving privacy class-action claims and regulatory investigations*
  • A global financial institution in prosecuting breach-of-contract and bad faith claims against a title insurance carrier in a complete arbitration victory, including recovery of attorneys’ fees*
  • A client in an appellate victory in the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and successfully vacating a multimillion-dollar insurance arbitration award*
  • A client in an appellate dismissal in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a dispute involving claims of fraud and misrepresentation against a financial institution in connection with investments in an entertainment venture*
  • A client in successful rulings on summary judgment and in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on breach-of-contract and bad faith claims involving insurance coverage for a tort lawsuit filed against a restaurant*

Cyber Insurance Recovery

  • Various clients in negotiating coverage and indemnity agreements involving cyber risks in a variety of industries, including cloud services providers, mobile applications, financial institutions, private equity firms, and consumer product manufacturers*
  • Clients in securing insurance and indemnity for cyber incidents, including ransomware attacks, data breach response expenses, network interruption, media liability, social engineering losses, digital asset and cryptocurrency theft, consumer privacy claims, reputation management costs, and regulatory investigations of cybersecurity incidents*
  • A media company to secure coverage for class action claims alleging improper collection and distribution of subscriber data*
  • An online marketing unicorn startup to secure cyber coverage for claims alleging breaches of intellectual property rights*
  • A mobile advertising company to secure cyber and D&O insurance coverage for privacy-related claims and investigations*
  • A global online communications platform in presenting privacy-related claims for cyber and D&O insurance coverages*
  • A cybersecurity company to design and negotiate manuscripted insurance coverages involving ransomware and technology performance-based exposures*
  • A private equity firm in negotiating and drafting insurance policy language for cybersecurity risks under multiple lines of coverage*
  • A multinational financial institution in presenting claims and obtaining millions of dollars in recovery for claims implicating cyber, crime, D&O, and Bermuda Form coverages*

Counseling and Risk Control Advice

  • A cryptocurrency investment platform in negotiating insurance recoveries for claims triggering D&O, EPLI, and cyber/technology/E&O insurance coverages*
  • Life sciences and biotech clients in maximizing insurance recoveries in connection with clinical trials
  • Multiple clients in placement, negotiation, and recovery of insurance in connection with corporate transactions*
  • A clean energy software company in negotiating intellectual property and software licensing deals to maximize insurance and indemnity protections*
  • Media companies and private institutions in mitigating risk and protecting insurance coverage for public relations crises and #MeToo liabilities*

Speaking Engagements and Events

  • Speaker, Insurance Coverage for Emerging Companies and Technologies: An Essential Asset, Lawline program, November 8, 2022
  • Speaker, Purchasing Cyber Coverage and Making Cyber Insurance Claims: Latest Trends, Lawline program, October 21, 2021
  • Speaker, World-wide claims; evolving trends. Which claims have we seen the back of?, Insurance & Reinsurance Legacy Association (IRLA) Congress & Business Seminar, September 21, 2021
  • Speaker, Effective Data Breach Response: Practical Tips and Strategies Explored, The Knowledge Group program, June 21, 2021
  • Speaker, Cyber Risks Are Evolving – And Impacting Your Cyber Insurance, Celesq webinar, June 9, 2021
  • Interviewee, Cyber insurance: still a work in progress, CyberWire “Caveat” podcast, April 28, 2021
  • Speaker, Cyber Insurance in Commercial Contracts: What You Must Know and Do, The Knowledge Group program, January 29, 2021

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • New York


  • BA in History, University of Michigan
  • JD, USC Gould School of Law
  • MSc in Media & Communication Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science
    with distinction