Scott Godes


Barnes & Thornburg

Partner and Co-Chair, Insurance Coverage and Counseling

Scott N. Godes, a partner with Barnes & Thornburg LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Insurance Recovery and Counseling Practice, is a veteran trial lawyer with deep experience in insurance coverage matters and privacy and cybersecurity issues. A technologist at heart, when Scott saw that there was a need for particular work with respect to ensuring that insurers properly cover claims for cybersecurity and data breach claims, he immediately focused on the area in earnest, so that he could join his professional background and personal interests. Scott helps companies obtain full coverage for ransomware, business email compromise, and other privacy and cybersecurity claims. He also counsels corporate insurance policyholders regarding insurance coverage for computer data, hardware, and software claims; data breaches; and online services, as well as coverage for more "traditional" claims. Scott has won numerous rulings from Courts of Appeal and state and federal district courts regarding insurance coverage for cybersecurity and data privacy matters, and is well-known for his advocacy in this area.


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