Alycen concentrates her practice in civil litigation, and she has extensive experience with matters pertaining to property, casualty and trucking insurance, and she also regularly litigates civil and commercial matters pertaining to transportation and logistics, as well as mass and complex torts and class actions. Alycen has also litigated complex cases involving environmental and toxic exposures, including asbestos, diacetyl, mold and chemical exposures. She has participated in all phases of the defense of these matters, from initial discovery through dispositive motions, expert discovery, settlement negotiations, and trial practice. She also advises companies on risk management strategies.
Alycen is the co-chair of the Property Insurance Group at Cozen O’Connor. She regularly advises property and casualty carriers on various coverage issues, and she also defends the carriers in lawsuits brought by the insureds. Alycen also handles life, health, disability, and commercial general liability claims. She has litigated numerous coverage issues, including bad faith, punitive damages, and deceptive trade practices claims.
Alycen also represents trucking companies, brokers and logistics companies in disputes involving commercial transportation accidents, federal & state safety regulations, commercial insurance coverage disputes, and other disputes involving trucking companies. She is experienced in transportation law and has represented transportation clients in litigation scenarios involving truck accident litigation, employment issues (drivers and other personnel), and contract disputes. Additionally, Alycen has experience in intermodal matters and works with intermodal equipment providers, container and leasing companies and maintenance and repair vendors in defending intermodal claims and lawsuits. She also regularly advises companies on indemnification issues. Alycen has a unique ability to advise trucking companies on proactively assessing and addressing risk both internally and externally.
Her civil litigation practice includes substantial experience handling class action litigation in both state and federal court. Alycen’s class action experience includes cases involving insurance and product liability.
Alycen is the co-chair of the Insurance Coverage section and creator/co-chair of the Women Litigators section of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association. Alycen is also a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, American Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, Defense Research Institute, and Lawyers Club of Atlanta.
Alycen is also an active member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The FDCC comprises U.S. and international peer-reviewed leaders of the civil defense, corporate legal, and insurance industries. Membership in the FDCC is limited, selective, and by nomination only, and admission requires a rigorous peer review. Alycen is chair of the FDCC Property Insurance section, and she is vice chair of the Professional Women’s Forum Committee. Alycen is also a member of the Admissions Committee and the FedLIFE Committee.
Alycen regularly speaks throughout the country, and she also provides training on claims handling, risk management issues, and updates regarding case law. Additionally, Alycen frequently writes articles on hot topics and emerging issues.
Alycen routinely participates in providing pro bono services through cooperation with the Georgia Legal Services Program.