Chaffe McCall expands Insurance Coverage with the addition of David A. Pote

Posted on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Acknowledgements & Press Releases

NEW ORLEANS, LA (April 2021) – Chaffe McCall welcomes David A. Pote to the firm as an associate in its New Orleans office.  He joins the firm’s Insurance practice group, where he will focus on all aspects of insurance coverage/insurance defense litigation.

David represents clients in insurance coverage matters for both third-party and first-party claims. He has multi-state litigation experience involving insurance coverage, insurance defense, complex tort litigation, workers’ compensation, toxic torts, product liability, premises liability, and general casualty matters.

“David is a welcome addition to our firm,” said Managing Partner Julie Livaudais. “Not only does he bring nearly twenty years of industry knowledge to our firm, he is a talented lawyer who will be a significant contribution for our clients.”

David has several years’ experience advising clients in the London insurance market on coverage issues arising out of historical asbestos exposure claims.  He has also assisted national trial counsel for major insurance carriers participating in the National Flood Insurance Program, acting as first-chair litigator for dozens of “Superstorm Sandy” cases in New York and New Jersey federal district courts. David helped serve as Special Counsel to the Attorney General of Louisiana in the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation, the largest civil litigation in U.S. history

David earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2000 from Tulane Law School, where he served on the Moot Court Board. He graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science from Birmingham-Southern College.

Chaffe McCall provides a full range of legal services to national and international corporate and individual clients from its offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Houston, and Lake Charles.  For more information on the firm, please visit

About David Pote

David offers a deep background with sophisticated insurance coverage capabilities. He combines his broad background in litigation with his in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry to help clients resolve tough insurance issues ranging from homeowners’ insurance to large-scale primary and excess commercial general liability policies. He has represented domestic and international insurers and re-insurers, in both first-party and third-party matters throughout the U.S.

About Chaffe McCall

At Chaffe McCall we work with clients regionally, nationally, and internationally to address the challenges they face in numerous areas of law. Our attorneys are devoted to understanding our clients’ businesses and are known for successfully providing clients with practical legal guidance consistent with their interests and goals. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of legal services in a timely and cost-effective manner. Founded in 1826, Chaffe McCall LLP is Louisiana’s oldest full-service law firm, centrally located in downtown New Orleans with additional offices in Houston, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles.   The firm can be found online at