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Nancy R. Kornegay

Special Counsel
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I provide clients with a practical, collaborative, and focused approach to their insurance coverage issues. From the initial stages of claim and coverage assessment through claim submission and coverage-dispute resolution, I assist clients in maximizing their insurance recovery. Quotation mark
Nancy R. Kornegay
Nancy R. Kornegay

About Nancy

Nancy assists policyholders across a broad spectrum of industries and businesses with their commercial policyholder claims. She regularly represents clients in insurance coverage disputes involving first-party property damage, business interruption, and commercial general liability claims. In addition, Nancy represents and advises corporate clients in D&O, securities, and fidelity claims coverage.

Before joining Miller Nash, Nancy was a founding partner of an insurance recovery boutique firm in Texas. Nancy will continue to serve clients and litigation in Texas, as well as assist the firm’s clients in the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.

Nancy is a Fellow in the American College of Coverage Counsel, the premier association of lawyers who focus their practice on the representation of insurers and policyholders. She also regularly writes and speaks on insurance coverage topics with a focus on D&O and securities claims coverage issues.

Representative Experience

  • Prior to Joining Miller Nash LLP Plus
    • Successfully arbitrated a multimillion-dollar property damage and business interruption claim for a Texas-based manufacturing client.

    • Obtained a significant insurance award for a Texas-based school district in a construction defect claim.

    • Prevailed on appeal of a Texas trial court’s denial of a multimillion-dollar securities claim and then obtained mediated settlement for insured.



  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, cum laude, 2001
    • Editor-in-Chief, Houston Law Review, 2000-2001
  • B.A., University of Houston, cum laude, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2001
  • Oregon, 2023

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas


    Professional Plus
    • American College of Coverage Counsel
      • Co-Chair of the D&O, Management & Professional Liability Committee
    • American Bar Association, Member
    Civic Plus
    • Nancy volunteers at the Oregon Food Bank and with various dog rescue groups.


    • Fellow, American College of Coverage Counsel
    • Recognized as a “Leader in Their Field” by Chambers USA for Insurance—Nationwide, 2013-present
    • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (Portland, OR)
      • Insurance Law, 2024-present
    • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (Houston, TX)
      • Insurance Law, 2016-2023
    • Selected for inclusion as a Texas Super Lawyer, 2019-2020
      • Selected as a Rising Star, 2010-2011

    Insights from Nancy

    • “Cautionary Tales of D&O Bump-Up Exclusions,” Miller Nash, The Northwest Policyholder (May 2023)
    • “What a Difference a Year Makes? An Update on COVID-19-Related D&O Issues,” International Risk Management Institute, Insurance Law Essentials (Apr. 2021)
    • “COVID-19-Related D&O Litigation,” International Risk Management Institute, Professional Liability Insurance (Sept. 2020)
    • “D&O Claims Coverage in the time of COVID-19,” International Risk Management Institute, Insurance Law Essentials (July 2020)
    • Professional Officers & Directors Liability Newsletter, American Bar Association, editor (2015-2016)
    • “Drafting Coverage Opinions,” New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide, 2014 Edition, Chapter 8A, coauthor, published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender (2013)
    • “Insurance Applications: Best Practices and the Consequences of Missteps,” Miller Nash, Insurance Webinar Series (May 2023)
    • “Who’s on First: Developments & Dialogue in Complex D&O Claims,” American College of Coverage Counsel, 11th Annual Meeting (May 2023)
    • “De Ja Vu All Over Again—Related Claims and Notice Issues Under E&O and D&O Policies,” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Mid-Year Program, panelist (Feb. 2017)
    • “Insurance Law Basics: Nuts & Bolts of Coverage,” Houston Bar Association Seminar (Nov. 2013)
    • “Notice of Claims in Claims-Made Insurance Policies,” Strafford, webinar (Feb. 2012)
    • “Professional Liability Insurance and Malpractice Issues for Entertainment Lawyers,” Texas Bar Association, Entertainment Law Institute (Oct. 2011)
    • “Applications for D&O Policies: Can What You Don’t Know Hurt You?” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar (Mar. 2011)

    Outside the Office

    In her free time, Nancy enjoys traveling, hiking, and trying to obedience train her dog.

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