- Insurance & Reinsurance
- Coverage & Claims
- Complex Litigation
- Privacy & Data Protection
- Media & Telecommunications
- Compliance for Risk Management
- Cloud Computing & Managed IT Services
|University ||Vassar College, B.A., 1976|
|Law School||Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1980|
|Admitted||1980, Massachusetts; 1981, New York; 1982, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York|
American Bar Association, Member TIPS Section
APIW, Inc., an association of professional insurance women, Past President
International Association of Privacy Professionals
New York State Bar Association, Committee on Association Insurance
|Born||New York, N.Y., June 23, 1954|
Laurie is a partner in the Insurance and Reinsurance Department whose practice focuses on advising companies on exposures and coverage issues arising from emerging and complex risks such as privacy and cyber risks and catastrophic natural disasters and terrorist events, as well as on professional liability claims and environmental risks. She counsels companies on the handling of claims arising from such risks and, as well advises on new product development and policy wordings. She also regularly advised companies in the insurance industry on claims handling, bad faith and other extra contractual exposures, and risk management. When litigation is necessary, she represents her clients in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations, mediations and other dispute resolution proceedings.
Laurie is a member of the Firm's Privacy & Data Protection Group Steering Committee and it's Data Breach Response Team. Edwards Wildman's Privacy & Data Protection Group is nationally recognized in the 2014 US Legal 500 and the 2014 Chambers & Partners USA Guide. She advises clients on privacy, data breach and cyber risk exposures and claims, and on related insurance issues. She is editor of the Firm's white paper, Everyone's Nightmare: Privacy and Data Breach Risks, which is regularly updated. Laurie has been included in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 New York - Metro Super Lawyers listings by Thomson & Reuters.
•Laurie advises insurers on complex coverage issues, provides coverage opinions, negotiates resolution of coverage disputes and litigates coverage actions.
•Laurie regularly advises clients on cyber risk and privacy related exposures, including those arising from data breaches and business practices involving the collection, usage and disclosure of personal information.
•Laurie frequently advises insurers on insurance coverage and claims handling issues arising from data breaches and other privacy related claims, including issues arising under specialty cyber risk policies, general liability policies including Coverage B personal and advertising injury coverage provisions, and professional liability policies.
•Laurie counsels insurers and reinsurers on their development of new forms, and drafts policies and endorsements.
•Laurie acts as coordinating counsel on extra-contractual claims, counsels insurers on bad faith exposures, provides risk management advice to insurers on managing their exposures to extra contractual liability, and defends insurers against allegations of bad faith and unfair claims handling.
•Laurie represents insurance and reinsurance companies as to issues arising from natural disasters including hurricanes and earthquakes, as well as other catastrophic events such as September 11, 2001 and cyber attacks.
•Laurie counsels companies on aviation and aerospace insurance issues.
•Laurie advises clients on liability and coverage issues arising in the health care context, and earlier in her legal career regularly defended health care institutions and professionals in defense of malpractice claims.
•Laurie defends professional liability and general liability lawsuits involving significant damages and complex liability issues.
•Laurie guides insurers in their compliance with the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, the Extension Act of 2005, and the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007.
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