Nancy D. Adams: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Nancy D. Adams


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Practice Areas

  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Crisis Response
  • Risk Management & Executive Protection
  • Complex Tort & Product-Related Litigation
  • Privacy & Security
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • Insurance
  • Nonprofits
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.1865
Fax: 617-542-2241
University Trinity University, B.A.
Law SchoolBoston College, J.D.
Admitted1992, Massachusetts

Professional & Community Involvement:
•Member, Steering Committee, PLUS New England Chapter
•Member, Education Committee, PLUS
•Former Executive Officer, CPCU Society
•Past president, CPCU Society Boston Chapter
•CPCU Instructor, The Legal Environment of Risk Management and Insurance, Commercial Liability Risk Management and Insurance, Financial Services Institutions, and Personal Lines
•Vice-President, Trustee, Insurance Library Association of Boston
•Co-chair, Emerging Issues Subcommittee of Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association Litigation Section
•Vice Chair, Insurance & Indemnification Subcommittee, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
•Member, American College of Insurance and Extra Contractual Counsel
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
•Member, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
•Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
•Member, Women's Bar Association
•Member, Boston Bar Association


Nancy has extensive experience representing and advising primary and excess insurers on the business and legal implications of a variety of complex coverage issues involving property and casualty and life insurance. Her experience includes representing insurers with respect to coverage disputes arising under directors and officers, professional liability, managed health care, life, aviation, fiduciary, financial institutions, crime, automobile, homeowners, and general liability policies. Nancy also has substantial experience advising clients with respect to potential coverage implications arising in the bankruptcy context. Her practice has involved representing insurers in state, bankruptcy, and federal courts across the country.

Nancy also has significant experience advising corporations and individuals in a wide range of risk management issues. Her experience includes conducting exposure and risk analysis and implementing insurance and other risk transfer mechanisms to address those exposures and risks. Nancy also regularly works with corporate boards preparing insurance program audits and reviews, drafting director/officer indemnity agreements to complement the company's existing insurance program, identifying and addressing various insurance-related issues that arise in the road show and IPO context, and conducting insurance and indemnity due diligence for corporate transactions.


• Mintz Levin Attorney Nancy D. Adams to Speak at New England Association for Financial Professionals Annual Conference, (04.09.2015)
• Eighty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (10.17.2014)
• Mintz Levin Attorney Nancy D. Adams Elected Vice President of Prestigious Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society, (10.23.2012)
• Mintz Partner Breaks Glass Ceiling, Boston Business Journal (12.02.2011)
• Mintz Levin's Nancy D. Adams Elected Officer of Prestigious Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society, (10.31.2011)


•Co-author, Director and Officer Liability Insurance, Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation (2014)
•Co-author, Director and Officer Liability Insurance, Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, 2013 Edition (03.01.2013)
•Co-author, Director and Officer Liability Insurance, Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, 2012 Edition (03.01.2012)
•Co-author, Navigating a Mine Field: Governmental Investigations, Cooperation, and D&O Insurance, (01.23.2012)
•Co-author, Surprise! There is No Coverage for Cooperating with the SEC, BNA's Corporate Counsel Weekly (04.06.2011)
•Recent Developments in Directors and Officers Insurance Coverage, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law (01.2009)
•When Two Worlds Collide: Understanding D&O Coverage in the Bankruptcy Setting, Insurance Coverage Law (02.2008)
•Author, The Subprime Mortgage Crisis and D&O Insurance, The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin (01.2008)

Speaking Engagements

•Speaker, Getting Deals Done with Reps & Warranties Insurance, Webinar (09.16.2015)
•Introduction to Insurance Risk Management: C&P, D&O, The 30th Annual Conference for the Finance & Treasury Professional, New England AFP, Uncasville, CT (04.17.2015)
•Speaker, Directors, Officers, and In-House Counsel: You Think You're Covered But You're Probably Not, ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, Los Angeles, California (04.12.2014)
•Speaker, The SEC's New Settlement Policy: It is a Whole New World, ABA Litigation Section Annual Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona (04.11.2014)
•Moderator, Reps and Warranties Coverage - The Best New Thing for M&A Deals?, 2013 PLUS International Conference, Orlando, Florida (11.05.2013)
•Speaker, Cyber & Data Risk: What Are the Latest Implications for D&O?, American Conference Institute's 17th Forum on D&O Liability, New York, NY (10.22.2013)
•Speaker, M&A: A Continuing Conundrum for Coverage, 9th Annual National Directors & Officers Insurance ExecuSummit, Uncasville, CT (05.15.2013)
•Panelist, Getting Tough Deals Done: Lessons Learned, Mintz Levin, Boston, MA (04.02.2013)
•Panelist, Lifecycle of a Business Part II: Land Use/Permitting, Insurance Considerations & Business Financing, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston, MA (01.29.2013)
•Moderator, Cloud Cover: Insuring Technology/Cyberliability Risks, Women in Insurance Networking: A Networking and CLE Workshop, ABA, Washington, DC (10.18.2012)
•Panelist, Current Issues in D&O Coverage: Changes in the Coverage Landscape, National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel 2012, American Bar Association, San Francisco, CA (05.18.2012)
•Moderator, SEC Cyber Security Guidelines: A New Basis for D&O Exposure?, National Directors & Officers Insurance ExecuSummit, Uncasville, CT (05.08.2012)
•Panelist, The 2012 Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, ABA Business Law Spring Meeting, American Bar Association, Las Vegas, NV (03.22.2012)
•Co-chair, Corporate Counseling and Litigation Indemnification and Insurance, ABA Business Law Spring Meeting, American Bar Association, Las Vegas, NV (03.22.2012)
•Speaker, In the Government's Crosshairs? Governmental Investigations and Your D&O Coverage, PLUS International Conference 2011, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, San Diego, CA (11.03.2011)
•Speaker, Nuts & Bolts of Directors & Officers Insurance Coverage, San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego, CA (11.01.2011)
•Speaker, A Roll of the Dice: The 10 Most Confusing and Least Understood Policy Provisions, CPCU Annual Meeting, Professional Association for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, Las Vegas, NV (10.23.2011)
•Moderator, Who's Following You? Social Media & Its Impact on EPL, Professional Liability & Med Mal Liability, Professional Liability Underwriting Society of New England, Boston, MA (10.05.2011)
•Speaker, Review of Key D&O Regulatory Issues, National Directors & Officers Liability Insurance ExecuSummit, Uncasville, CT (05.11.2011)
•Speaker, Your Captive: Vacuumed Up by Electrolux?”, Lemos vs. Electrolux - Should We Be Worried?, Integro Insurance Brokers Healthcare Roundtable, Boston, MA (02.16.2011)
•Moderator, Faulty Workmanship: Exclusion Exception Change Implications, CPCU, Webinar (01.20.2011)
•Speaker, What's New with Side-A and Excess Coverage: How to Ensure Your Policies Work as Intended, Summit on D&O Liability, American Conference Institute, New York, NY (11.30.2010)
•Moderator, A Worldwide Risk Insured: Kidnap, Ransom & Extortion in the Age of Globalization, PLUS, Boston, MA (10.07.2010)
•Moderator, The Nuts and Bolts of Contractual Liability Exposures and Coverages, CPCU Society, Webinar (10.05.2010)

Recognitions & Awards

Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2014)


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On the Eleventh Day of Privacy, the Drones Brought to Me.....
Nancy D. Adams, March 16, 2015
Apparently, this “privacy loving” kangaroo was less than pleased with the drone following her family. While the drone obtained impressive footage of the kangaroos, it was clear that this kangaroo had had enough. As new technologies enter the stream of commerce, companies using such...
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