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Offit Kurman’s Meghan Finnerty is Counsel in Half of Law 360’s Key Insurance Coverage Cases to Watch Across the Country

June 25, 2019 | Plymouth Meeting, PA Law 360 identified four key “Insurance Cases to Watch” across the country in the second half of 2019, and Offit Kurman principal Meghan K. Finnerty is counsel in two of the four cases. Finnerty is lead counsel for Richard Carly in Erie Insurance Exchange v. Tracey Moore, which she argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in April.  The court’s ruling in that case is expected to  address the “occurrence” requirement found in many policy forms. In addition, Finnerty is counsel for amicus United Policyholders in Nationwide v. Berg, in which Pennsylvania’s highest court is set to review whether a $21 million bad faith verdict against Nationwide should be reinstated.

At Offit Kurman, Finnerty is a principal commercial litigator with an emphasis on insurance coverage and appellate litigation. She counsels policyholders in fields such as energy, finance, construction, manufacturing and retail in commercial litigation disputes, and regularly serves as a sounding board for manufacturing clients on a wide variety of legal issues including insurance losses, risk management, contractual indemnity, employee theft, and collection issues. Additionally, Finnerty analyzes available insurance coverage for her clients under environmental, boiler and machinery, professional, D&O, EPLI, and commercial general liability policies when a company suffers a loss or is named as a defendant in litigation.

Outside of her practice at Offit Kurman, Finnerty frequently appears at legal and insurance industry events to present and lecture on topics in her field.  Last month, Finnerty presented on a Women, Diversity & Change Summit panel in New York, and also served as a featured speaker at the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Property Insurance Law Committee 2019 Spring Conference on insurance coverage issues arising from the Sharing Economy. When Finnerty is not counseling commercial policyholders or arguing before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, she is likely to be chasing after her three kids in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

If you have questions about whether your insurance policy will cover a loss or a lawsuit filed against you or your business, send Meghan an email at mfinnerty@offitkurman.com, or visit her Offit Kurman attorney page.

 

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ABOUT MEGHAN K. FINNERTY

Ms. Finnerty is a commercial litigator with a varied practice, with an emphasis on assisting corporate and nonprofit policyholders as they navigate disputes with their insurance companies. Ms. Finnerty also has significant experience assisting companies in products liability and construction accident litigation. She has represented companies in fields such as energy, finance, construction, manufacturing and retail in commercial litigation disputes, and regularly serves as a sounding board for manufacturing clients on a wide variety of legal issues including, insurance losses, risk management, contractual indemnity, employee theft and collection issues.

ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN

Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the mid-Atlantic region. With over 185 attorneys offering a comprehensive range of services in virtually every legal category, the firm is well positioned to meet the needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. Our twelve offices serve individual and corporate clients along the I95 corridor in the Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York City regions. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, professionals who help maximize and protect business value and personal wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ confidence by remaining focused on furthering their objectives and achieving their goals in an efficient manner. Trust, knowledge, confidence—in a partner, that’s perfect.

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