Philadelphia, September 21, 2017 – Cozen O’Connor is pleased to welcome veteran long-term care insurance attorney Michael Rafalko to the firm’s Global Insurance Department. He joins as a member and will be resident in the Philadelphia office.
Rafalko brings a significant depth of experience litigating class actions and complex coverage and bad faith disputes involving long-term care insurers and other entities in the long-term care insurance arena. In addition, Rafalko has significant experience leading regulatory, compliance and counseling engagements, and consulting on deals involving long-term care insurance blocks and their administration.
“Cozen O’Connor is an excellent fit for me on both a professional and a personal level,” said Rafalko. “The firm is an established and highly-regarded insurance platform with a truly nationwide footprint. It offers a depth of capabilities on both the insurance regulatory and litigation sides of the house that are important to my clients and will help foster the continued growth of my practice.”
Rafalko joins Cozen O’Connor from Drinker Biddle, where he served as co-chair of the firm’s long-term care insurance practice. He is also experienced assisting national and international clients with a broad range of life insurance, P&C, D&O, E&O, health insurance, disability, and annuities issues. Outside of the insurance arena, Rafalko has acted as lead defense counsel in commercial class actions.
“Michael is a tremendously well-respected attorney in the long-term care space,” said Joseph Ziemianski, chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Global Insurance Department. “We are confident that he will enhance the firm’s existing capabilities and bring a new depth of expertise and relationships to the firm.”
Michael earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was Lead Executive Editor of the Journal of Law and Commerce. He earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University.
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