“Nancy is a founding member of the firm with extensive insurance coverage experience, particularly in securities claims and D&O issues.”

– Chambers USA


US News & World Reports Best Lawyers in Insurance Law, 2016-2021
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Insurance Law 2013–2016

Thomson Reuters: Super Lawyers in Insurance Law, 2019-2020
Thomson Reuters: Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010-2011

Texas Super Lawyers is a service of Thomson Reuters
US News & World Reports Best Lawyers is an annual referral guide from Woodward White, Inc.


University of Houston Law Center, 2001, J.D., with honors
Editor In Chief, Houston Law Review, 2000-2001


State Bar of Texas, admitted to Texas state courts since 2001
Admitted to United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
Admitted to United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Nancy R. Kornegay

Direct: 713-304-7558 Email:

Before founding Trahan Kornegay Partners in 2015, Nancy was a founding partner of Brown & Kornegay. Prior to that, Nancy practiced at Vinson & Elkins from 2001 until 2008. Nancy has been recognized by Chambers USA for Insurance Coverage in Texas from 2013-2016. In addition to her active nation-wide policyholder practice, Nancy regularly writes and speaks on insurance coverage topics with a focus on D&O and securities-claims coverage issues, professional liability, and fidelity claims.



What a Difference a Year Makes? An Update on COVID-19-Related D&O Issues – IRMI 2021

Covid-19 Related D&O Litigation – IRMI 2020

D&O Claims Coverage in the time of COVID-19 – IRMI 2020

Panelist and Author / ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Mid-Year Program, Feb. 2017: De Ja Vu All Over Again – Related Claims and Notice Issues Under E&O and D&O Policies

Editor 2015-2016 American Bar Association Professional Officers & Directors Liability Newsletter
Drafting Coverage Opinions, David H. Brown and Nancy R. Kornegay, Chapter 8A in 2014 Edition New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide (Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender, 2013).
Insurance Law Basics: Nuts & Bolts of Coverage — Houston Bar Association Seminar, November 8, 2013.
Notice of Claims in Claims-Made Insurance Policies — Strafford Live National Webinar, February 2012.
Professional Liability Insurance and Malpractice Issues for Entertainment Lawyers — October 2011, Texas Bar Association Entertainment Law Institute.
Applications for D&O Policies: Can What You Don’t Know Hurt You? — ABA Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, March 3-5, 2011​.