Chicago, May 14, 2018 – Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce Stephanie A. Nashban — who brings to the firm more than 15 years’ experience as an insurance industry litigator — has joined its nationally ranked Global Insurance Department. A former partner with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Nashban joins as a member and will work out of Cozen O’Connor’s Chicago office.
Nashban represents global insurers involved in a range of complex insurance coverage and professional liability disputes. Her track record includes litigating liability coverage cases — in state and federal court — that involve director and officer liability, errors and omissions liability, and employment, environmental, and commercial general liability issues.
Working closely with her clients, Nashban provides coverage analyses and policy interpretation; counsel on claims handling and resolution; and advice on case valuation and settlement options. She regularly serves as first-chair in mediation cases throughout the country and has successfully negotiated global resolutions in a range of complex insurance coverage cases involving multiple parties.
“I’m thrilled to have Stephanie joining our department. Her litigation and Directors & Officers experience will further enhance our standing within the global insurance community,” said Joseph A. Ziemianski, chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Global Insurance Department. “Further, Stephanie’s previously established working relationships with many of our major clients, combined with her many industry contacts, will help us continue to grow our client base as well.”
Nashban also brings to the firm extensive experience representing defendants in professional liability litigation, including insurance brokers, third-party administrators, lawyers and securities broker-dealers. As such, she is often called upon by insurers to draft liability-related policies and endorsements and provide guidance to underwriters on specialized risks.
“Joining Cozen O’Connor allows me to be part of a deep bench of stellar insurance coverage and professional liability lawyers,” Nashban said. “Additionally, the firm has a truly national footprint. That’s extremely important to my clients and will help me grow and expand my practice. I am truly honored to be here.”
Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Nashban served as associate deputy counsel for About.com and corporate counsel for Educational Design, Inc. She earned her J.D. at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin.
Cozen O’Connor’s Global Insurance Department represents major domestic and foreign insurers on a worldwide basis and is a recognized leader in insurance law. With 250 top insurance attorneys, Cozen O’Connor fields arguably the most sophisticated insurance law department of any firm in the United States.
The size, bench strength, and geographic scope of its practice greatly benefit insurers. The department regularly provides comprehensive one-stop coverage counsel, advising clients on each state’s unique set of codes and jurisprudence and identifying new trends in coverage and claims handling on a national and international basis.
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Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has more than 750 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor services its clients’ needs through 31 offices across two continents.
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