Alycen is co-vice chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Global Insurance Department and office managing partner of the Atlanta office. She concentrates her practice in civil litigation, and she has extensive experience with matters pertaining to property, casualty, commercial general liability, and trucking issues. 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 defends carriers in lawsuits brought by insureds. 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 and 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.
Alycen is 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 a member of FDCC’s board of directors, and she is chair of the Professional Women’s Forum, ex-officio chair of the FDCC Property Insurance section, and vice-chair of the Projects and Objectives Committee, the Bylaws & Resolutions Committee, the FedLife Committee, and the Membership Development and Retention Committee. She is also co-chair for the Insurance Industry Institute Conference, a member of the Admissions Committee, and a member of the board of the FDCC Foundation. Alycen has received FDCC’s John Appleman Award (2021) which honors the section chair who made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement of the FDCC's educational goals through the work of his or her section, the Andrew C. Hecker Award (2022) presented annually to the member who authors the year's most outstanding article in a federation publication, and the Joseph R. Olshan Award (2023) presented to the committee chair whose work has made the most outstanding contribution.
Alycen is an elected fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel, an organization committed to the creative, ethical, and efficient adjudication of coverage and extracontractual disputes. Alycen is also the co-chair of the Insurance Coverage section and creator/chair of the Women Litigators section of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association. She is also a member of Law360’s Insurance Authority Property Editorial Board. Alycen is an active member of The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and was selected as the 2022 CLM Professional of the Year, Litigation Management.
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.