Laura E. Bange: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Laura E. Bange

Associate
Boston,  MA  U.S.A.
Phone617.239.0481

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Coverage & Claims
 
University Boston University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2005
 
Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D., 2008
 
AdmittedMassachusetts; U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; Rhode Island
 
Memberships 

Memberships

Boston Bar Association
Rhode Island Bar Association
Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
Professional Liability Underwriting Society
International Bar Association

 
Biography

Laura is an associate in the Insurance and Reinsurance Department, where she represents primary and excess insurance carriers in complex claims and coverage matters. Laura provides assistance and analysis in a number of coverage areas, including professional liability, directors and officers liability, and commercial general liability. Laura also has a wide range of litigation experience in other types of cases, including employment discrimination, products liability, and accounting malpractice claims.
•Laura drafted a summary judgment motion on behalf of a primary insurer in an insurance coverage dispute arising from material misrepresentations in the insured's application for a lawyers' professional liability policy.

•Laura recently drafted a mediation brief on behalf of an excess insurer in an insurance coverage dispute arising out of the collapse of an investment fund in which alleged investor losses exceeded $1 billion.

•Laura researched and briefed various issues relating to the applicability of California's horizontal exhaustion rule on behalf of an excess insurer in coverage litigation arising from alleged defects in a large-scale construction project.

•Laura obtained summary judgment for an insurer in a multimillion dollar insurance coverage dispute involving law enforcement officers liability policies and arising from allegations of wrongful imprisonment and malicious prosecution by a state municipality.

•Laura secured a favorable result for an insurance client in the arbitration of a complex insurance coverage dispute arising from allegedly deficient work performed by an architectural firm in connection with a resort and casino development project.

•Laura drafted a motion to dismiss the counterclaim of general contractor against insurer in federal declaratory judgment action seeking rescission of commercial general liability insurance policy based on material misrepresentations by the insured.

•Laura successfully arbitrated an insurance coverage dispute arising from claims brought by a surety against an insured for unauthorized issuance of performance and payment.

Before Edwards Wildman

Prior to joining the firm, Laura worked at a Boston and Providence litigation firm, where she focused her practice in insurance coverage litigation and professional liability defense. During law school, Laura excelled in Boston University School of Law's Albers, Stone, and Esdaile Moot Court Competitions. She went on to serve as Director of the Stone Moot Court Competition in her third year. Laura also gained valuable experience in law school as an intern with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Laura is an active member of her community. She serves as a member of the Development Committee of Esperanza Academy in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and is also a member of the Planning Committee of the Esplanade Association in Boston. Laura has also served as a volunteer with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In her spare time, Laura enjoys traveling, horseback riding, sailing, and spending time with her family and friends.

Insights
Massachusetts High Court Rules That Insurer's Full Reimbursement of Insured's Expenses Does Not Bar Insured's G.L. c. 93A Claim Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
November 26, 2014
U.S. Treasury Department Maintains Stance on Boston Marathon Bombings With Respect to Certification Under TRIA Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
September 26, 2014
Massachusetts Federal Court Rules Limits Equitable Contribution Between Insurers Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
September 22, 2014
Massachusetts Attorney General Announces Hospital's Settlement of Data Breach Allegations Involving Massachusetts Patients Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
August 25, 2014
PLUS Webinar: An Insurer's Duty to Advance, Notwithstanding Coverage Defenses
August 19, 2014 event
Edwards Wildman's Laura Bange Co-Authors Article on the Insurability of HIPAA Claims in PLUS Journal
July 24, 2014
Edwards Wildman's John Hughes, Robert DiUbaldo and Laura Bange will present a webcast hosted by West LegalEdCenter entitled: Insurer's Duty to Defend Notwithstanding Coverage Defenses: Part 2
May 16, 2014 event
Edwards Wildman's John Hughes, Robert DiUbaldo and Laura Bange will present a webcast hosted by West LegalEdCenter entitled: Insurer's Duty to Defend Notwithstanding Coverage Defenses: Part 1
May 13, 2014 event
Delaware Court Applies Horizontal Exhaustion to Excess Insurance Policies Under New York Law Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
April 22, 2014
IBA Article: Massachusetts High Court Narrows Scope of Title Insurer's Duty to Defend
December 2013

News
Edwards Wildman's Laura Bange Selected for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's Women's Leadership Program
August 25, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Webinar on Liability Arising from Boston Marathon Bombings Covered by National Law Journal
May 29, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Insurance Attorneys Author Article on Potential Claims and Implicated Coverages from Marathon Bombings in Claims Management Magazine
May 9, 2013
Writing for Law360, Laura Bange Analyzes Decision by Supreme Court of Rhode Island in Coverage Dispute
September 12, 2012

 
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Massachusetts High Court Rules That Insurer’s Full Reimbursement of Insured’s Expenses Does Not Bar Insured’s G.L. c. 93A Claim
Laura E. Bange, December 5, 2014
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts recently considered whether an insured could pursue a claim against an insurer which had breached its duty to defend for unfair or deceptive acts or practices under G.L. c. 93A, § 11, notwithstanding the insurer’s full reimbursement of the...

Delaware Court Applies Horizontal Exhaustion to Excess Insurance Policies Under New York Law
Laura E. Bange, April 28, 2014
In a decision issued on February 28, 2014 but published only recently, the Superior Court of Delaware addressed an issue of first impression and found that under New York law, horizontal exhaustion does not apply to excess insurance policies. Typically implicated when a policyholder’s losses...
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Laura E. Bange

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613




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