PHILADELPHIA — Thursday, May 16, 2019 — Deborah Minkoff, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Global Insurance Department, has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as a 2019 Professional Excellence Award winner in the Best Mentor category. The Professional Excellence Awards recognize attorney achievements across the Pennsylvania legal community in numerous categories, including Distinguished Leaders, Power Players, Unsung Heroes, and Lawyers on the Fast Track.
Minkoff devotes a significant portion of her practice to counseling clients on evaluating and reducing risk on complex liability coverage issues. Minkoff’s representative cases include disputes under claims-made liability policies, medical professional liability coverage, commercial general liability coverage, retention and allocation issues, and sexual misconduct claims under both professional liability coverage and commercial general liability coverages. Deborah obtained important holdings for the insurance industry in cases of first impression, and is a frequent lecturer on claims made coverage, self-insured retentions and large deductible policies, negotiation skills, and risk tolerance.
According to her past and present mentees, Minkoff excels at the personal and public sides of mentorship. She is accessible, interested and humane. She builds trust, asks questions and listens to what is really being said (or not said) in order to assess what a mentee needs at any given time. Publicly, she is a stalwart and enthusiastic backer of her mentees, encouraging and enabling clients to contact and work with junior attorneys directly and highlighting their contributions to her clients and firm leadership.
The Legal Intelligencer will recognize the Professional Excellence honorees in a special editorial section and at an awards dinner on June 27 at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia.
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Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has more than 700 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 30 offices across two continents.