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Why Insurance Matters: Insurance As A Driving Force For Our Economy
Mary Craig Calkins, Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, was named one of Los Angeles Business Journal’s (LABJ) Most Influential Women Lawyers. The LABJ selected only 50 “particularly stellar attorneys in the Los Angeles region who happen to be women,” and highlighted the recent success of each their practices. Calkins was selected for handling a broad range of high-profile insurance coverage disputes, helping her clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars through the negotiation, litigation, trial, and arbitration of complex insurance coverage disputes. She is currently handling major coverage litigation in California and North Carolina, negotiating matters in New York and Delaware involving more than $250 million in insurance coverage, and handling insurance coverage matters implicating the laws of multiple states and foreign countries. Click here to read more.
Hunton & Williams LLP continues its national expansion with the arrival of Lorelie S. Masters in Washington as a partner in the global litigation team, focusing on insurance coverage law. A nationally prominent insurance coverage litigator, Masters has handled complex cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts across the country and international disputes in the London market and Bermuda. Click here to read more.
Cozen O’Connor announced that Stephen Pate has joined the firm’s Global Insurance Department, in the Houston office. Pate—who joins as a member and will be co-chair of the property insurance practice group—handles matters such as property insurance, directors and officers insurance, business interruption, CDL insurance, builders risk and commercial general liability disputes, among others. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer for insurance law by Chambers. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Law Institute.
Jill B. Berkeley, chair of the Insurance Policyholder practice group and partner in the General & Commercial Litigation group at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, was awarded the first Lifetime Achievement Award of the ABA’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (ICLC). The award was created this year in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Committee’s annual meeting and recognizes Berkeley's many significant contributions to the mission and objectives of the Committee and the Section. Click here for the full release.