Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 02, 2013
Murchison & Cumming, LLP is pleased to announce that Jean M. Lawler, the firm's Managing Partner, was selected to be a founding member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC). The newly formed organization was created by leading insurance lawyers in the United States and Canada who represent the interests of both insurers and policyholders.
“The time seemed right to bring together the finest lawyers from the United States and Canada, who represent some of the best minds practicing in a wide range of legal and insurance disciplines,” said Thomas F. Segalla, President of the College. “While our goals include providing education for the bench and bar as well as the insurance industry, we believe it’s the dialogue among our diverse members that will lead to creative resolutions and improved representation for all parties in a dispute.”
Ms. Lawler presently serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Foundation. She is a Past President of the FDCC and has served as a Director for the Defense Research Institute (DRI), Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel. Ms. Lawler is Past Chair of Murchison & Cumming's Insurance Law practice group, which she founded over 25 years ago, and is Co-Chair of its International Law practice group.
Ms. Lawler's insurance practice includes representing and defending insurers, agents and brokers in insurance, bad faith and professional liability litigation, at trial and on appeal; providing insurers with coverage, underwriting and risk management advice; and providing risk management consultations. Her insurance practice and experience encompasses most types and lines of insurance and most industries, at all levels of insurance, for domestic and international insurers, including the London Market.
About the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel
ACCEC brings together preeminent lawyers representing the interests of both insurers and policyholders to improve the quality of the practice of insurance law and to increase civility and professionalism in our field. Our mission includes educating all sectors involved in insurance disputes — including the judiciary, legal and insurance professionals, and businesses — on critical topics such as best practices in policy formation and claims handling, developing trends in insurance law, and bad faith. To learn more about ACCEC, please visit americancollegecec.org.