LOS ANGELES – October 5, 2020 — Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Maria Louise Cousineau, a member of the firm’s Global Insurance Department, has been elected to membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The FDCC is a professional trade association of vetted and premier defense and corporate counsel and industry executives dedicated to leading the profession by advancing the principles of integrity, professionalism, fair civil justice, intellectual capital, and fostering the trust and value of fellowship. The goal of this association is to advance and sustain an equitable civil justice system now and for future generations through a community and network of trusted, leading, and innovative industry legal professionals. Through the FDCC, members are provided with access to unique and relevant opportunities to enhance their skills and leadership through productive meetings, knowledge sharing, and active collaboration with their peers.
Ria concentrates her practice in complex insurance coverage matters and bad faith litigation, addressing issues in property and liability policies in both commercial and personal lines. She has defended insurer clients, through trial and appeal, in bad faith and coverage litigation in California, Nevada, and Oklahoma, and regularly counsels insurer clients on complex coverage questions. Ria is a member of the ABA, the California and Nevada Bar Associations, the LA County Bar Association, DRI, the Loss Executives Association, and the National Association of Insurance Women. She volunteers as a mediator/arbitrator for numerous courts in Los Angeles County and regularly provides pro bono legal services to people of limited means.