- Insurance & Reinsurance
- Coverage & Claims
- Complex Litigation
- Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Media & Telecommunications
- Privacy & Data Protection
- Admiralty & Maritime Law
|University ||University of Maryland, B.A., 2005|
|Law School||Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2010|
|Admitted||New York; New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey|
American Bar Association
New York State Bar
Maritime Law Association of the United States
Nora is an associate in the New York office and is a member of the firm's international Insurance and Reinsurance Department. She advises both insurers and reinsurers on various matters involving complex claims, coverage and regulatory issues. Nora is also a member of the firm's Privacy & Data Protection Group as well as the Social Media Group.
•Representation of a stop-loss insurer/reinsurer in arbitration against a claims administrator and underwriter under an MGU agreement.
•Representation of insurers facing allegations of extra-contractual claims of bad faith and unfair claims handling.
•Representation of insurers under investigation by state insurance regulators.
•Representation of an insurer in an action to determine the impact of CERCLA on a property insurance policy.
•Nora drafts coverage opinions for claims involving several lines of business, including Commercial General Liability (CGL), Professional Liability, Directors & Officers Liability (D&O), Contractor's Protective Professional Indemnity (CPPI), Errors and Omissions (E&O) and Marine and Inland Marine policies.
•Nora advises clients on cyber risk and data breach exposures, liability and insurance coverage issues.
•Nora provides guidance on questions relating to “Coverage B” personal and advertising injury coverage provisions.
•Nora has provided assistance to aviation and aerospace insurers in revising policy wording to incorporate new regulations and better risk management practices.
•Nora has handled all aspects of document production in litigations involving complex and voluminous electronic discovery.
Before Edwards Wildman
Prior to joining the firm, Nora was an associate at a nationally recognized maritime firm based in Manhattan, where she practiced in various aspects of admiralty, marine and construction insurance coverage litigation.
During law school, Nora competed in the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Moot Court Competition for Appellate Advocacy, advancing to the semi-final round, and was an editor for the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. Nora also interned for the Honorable Faith S. Hochberg, United States District Court, District of New Jersey.
Prior to law school, Nora worked in the offices of Congressman Christopher Cox, former chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
Besides Edwards Wildman
Nora enjoys taking recreational culinary classes and is an adventurous traveler. She also spends time attending and participating in sporting events, shooting photography and going to watch cover bands.
Nora recently served as Special Assistant Corporation Counsel, conducting numerous depositions on behalf of the City of New York.
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California Court of Appeal, Third District Holds In-House Attorney May Be Liable for Malpractice for Failing to Warn Employee About Conflict
Nora A. Valenza-Frost,Barry Leigh Weissman, December 6, 2013
The California Court of Appeal, Third District, in Yanez v. Plummer, 2013 WL 5915639, Cal. Ct. App. 3d Dist., No. C070726 (Nov. 5, 2013) recently held that a former employee deposed in connection with a co-worker’s personal injury suit may pursue malpractice claims against in-house counsel...
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