Alycen A. Moss

Co-Vice Chair, Global Insurance Department
Co-Chair, Property Insurance Group

Atlanta

(404) 572-2052

(877) 728-1396

Alycen will be speaking at an upcoming event:

The FDCC’s Property Boot Camp

New York, NY 11/09/2022

Alycen A. Moss will chair the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s Property Boot Camp at the Sheraton Hotel Times Square in New York, NY.

Event Details 

Alycen is 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, 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. 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 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 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, Insurance Industry Institute Committee, the Bylaws & Resolutions Committee, the FedLife Committee, and the Membership Development and Retention Committee. She also sits on the Admissions Committee, and was appointed to the board of directors for the FDCC Foundation. In 2021, Alycen received FDCC’s John Appleman Award. This award honors the section chair who has made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement of the FDCC's educational goals through the work of his or her section. In 2022, she was honored with the Andrew C. Hecker Award, presented annually to the member who authors the year's most outstanding article in a federation publication. She is also a member of Law360’s Insurance Authority Property Editorial Board. 

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. 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.

News

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Alycen Moss Receives Prestigious Andrew C. Hecker Award from the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

August 05, 2022

Alycen Moss received the prestigious Andrew C. Hecker Award, presented annually by the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) to the member who authors the year's most outstanding article in a federation publication.

Property Insurance Cases To Watch In The 2nd Half Of 2022

August 01, 2022

Alycen Moss, co-chair of the Property Insurance Group, was quoted in the article “Property Insurance Cases To Watch In The 2nd Half Of 2022” by Law360.

Between the Lines: CLM’s Annual Conference Rocked it Out in Palm Desert

July 15, 2022

Alycen A. Moss was quoted in this month’s Between the Lines Column for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.

Alycen Moss Named the CLM’s Claim’s Management Professional of the Year

March 29, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Alycen Moss, co-chair of the firm’s Property Insurance Group and co-vice chair of the firm’s Global Insurance Department, has been named the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance’s Litigation Management Professional of the Year.

In A Hail Mary, Virus Coverage Suits Flood State Courts

March 24, 2022

Alycen Moss and Stephen Pate were quoted in a Law360 article discussing the new wave of COVID-19 coverage lawsuits that have hit state and federal courts.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management 2022

March 23, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2022 year.

Alycen Moss Named to Law360’s 2022 Insurance Authority Property Editorial Advisory Board

March 23, 2022

Alycen Moss, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Global Insurance Department, has been named one of Law360’s 2022 Editorial Advisory Board members.

Alycen Moss Named to 2022 Georgia Super Lawyers List

February 14, 2022

Alycen Moss (Insurance Coverage) has been named to Super Lawyers 2022 list of top practitioners in Georgia.

Alycen Moss Admitted to American College of Coverage Counsel

January 14, 2022

Alycen Moss, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Property Insurance Group, was named a fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC), the preeminent association that represents the interests of insurers and policyholders in disputes arising out of insurance policies.

Court Divide Deepens For Insurers' Labor Cost Battles

October 08, 2021

Alycen Moss was quoted in an article published by Insurance Authority that discusses the Illinois Supreme Court ruling that State Farm cannot automatically depreciate labor costs on top of the cost of materials when handling property damage claims.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Seven New Shareholders

August 31, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the promotion of seven members to shareholders: Steven P. Katkov, Erick J. Kirker, Cheri L. MacArthur, Alycen A. Moss, Lisa J. Myers, Michael Rafalko, and David A. Shimkin.

Alycen Moss Named the 2021 Recipient of the FDCC’s John Appleman Award

August 10, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Alycen Moss, member of the Global Insurance Department and co-chair of the firm’s Property Insurance Group, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s John Appleman Award.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management

February 16, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2021 year.

Two Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers List

February 12, 2021

Super Lawyers has named two attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2021 list of top practitioners in Georgia.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2020 Georgia Super Lawyers List

February 20, 2020

Super Lawyers has named two attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2020 list of top practitioners in Georgia. The Cozen O’Connor attorneys who have been recognized by their peers in Georgia as Super Lawyers are Alycen Moss (Insurance Coverage) and David Terry (Subrogation & Recovery).

Alycen Moss Elected to Membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

February 05, 2019

Alycen Moss has been elected by the board of directors for a U.S. Defense Counsel membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The FDCC comprises U.S. and international civil defense litigators, senior corporate counsel, and insurance claims executives and is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism for lawyers and other professionals striving to achieve a balanced justice system in the defense of civil lawsuits. Moss becomes the fifth Cozen O’Connor lawyer to be admitted to the FDCC.

Publications

Florida Appeals Court Reverses Appraisal Ordered In Storm Suit [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

August 02, 2022

On July 20, 2022, Florida's Third District Court of Appeal reversed and remanded a trial court’s decision compelling the parties to proceed with appraisal and staying litigation until that appraisal was completed. Florida’s appellate court held that trial court erred in granting the motion to...

Intentional Loss Exclusion Could Apply Even to Unintended Damage, Says the Tenth Circuit [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

July 28, 2022

The Tenth Circuit recently held that, under Kansas law, an intentional loss exclusion precludes coverage for damage caused by an intentionally set fire even if the actual resulting damage is unintended. In Taylor et al. v. LM Insurance Corp., Case No. 20-3166 (10th Cir. Jul. 11, 2022), the named...

Missouri Takes A Stand On Depreciation [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

July 21, 2022

On June 28, the Missouri Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision finding Lexington Insurance Company (“Lexington”) breached its policy with homeowner Cynthia Franklin. Franklin’s home has sustained damage in a May 2016 storm for which she submitted a claim with Lexington. Lexington...

Property Insurance Coverage Can Hinge On 'Riot' Or 'Protest'

June 30, 2022

Alycen A. Moss and Elliot Kerzner wrote an expert analysis column titled, “Property Insurance Coverage Can Hinge On 'Riot' Or 'Protest'” for Law360.

When Negligence Is Not an Accident: No “Occurrence” for Intentional Land Clearing [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

June 03, 2022

A new California Court of Appeal decision, Ghukasian v. Aegis Sec. Ins. Co., 78 Cal.App.5th 270 (2022), see our Alert here, affirms that a mistaken belief about the right to clear land does not transform an insured’s intentional acts into an “occurrence.” This is despite some policyholders’...

Intentional Act Without Intent to Harm May Not Be an Occurrence [Alert]

May 27, 2022

A California appellate court recently ruled that an intentional act may not be an "occurrence" even when there is no intent to cause harm.

Coverage Issues Regarding Riots, Civil Commotion, and Curfews

May 26, 2022

Alycen Moss and Elliot Kerzner co-authored the article “Coverage Issues Regarding Riots, Civil Commotion, and Curfews” for the Spring 2022 issue of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s Insights magazine.

New York Court Holds Coverage for Excavation Damage Precluded by Earth Movement Exclusion [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

May 04, 2022

According to a recent ruling by a New York appellate court, coverage for excavation damage is precluded by the policy’s earth movement exclusion. In 3502 Partners LLC v. Great American Insurance Co. of New York, Case No. 2021-03449 (N.Y. App. 1st Dep’t Apr. 21, 2022), an insured sued its insurer...

Ten from '21 — The Top Ten Property Insurance Decisions from 2021

April 21, 2022

Alycen Moss and Stephen Pate wrote the article, "Ten from '21 — The top ten property insurance decisions from 2021," published by Westlaw Today.

Accepting Coverage for Part of a Claim May Subject an Insurer to the Appraisal Process Under Tennessee Law [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

April 11, 2022

Accepting coverage for part of a claim may subject an insurer to a policy’s appraisal process when the extent of covered damage is in dispute, according to a recent ruling issued by the Eastern District of Tennessee. In Morrow v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., Case No. 1:21-CV-00133-DCLC-CHS, 2022...

Renewal of Property Policy Requires Living Insured [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

March 23, 2022

A policy renewal requires a living insured to form a valid insurance contract, the Sixth Circuit recently ruled. In Boby Davis, et al. v. Westfield Ins. Co., Case No. 21-2797 (6th Cir. Mar. 14, 2022), Della Shields received a yearly homeowner’s insurance policy covering her home in Muskegon,...

Second Circuit Holds No Coverage for COVID-19 Business Interruption Losses [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

January 19, 2022

The Second Circuit has now joined the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits in holding that no insurance coverage exists for business interruption losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the associated government orders. In 10012 Holdings Inc. v. Sentinel Insurance...

Insurer Wins First Jury Trial on Coverage for COVID-19 Business Interruption Losses [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

November 02, 2021

An insurer has won the first jury trial on coverage for Covid-19 business interruption losses after a federal jury in the Western District of Missouri issued a verdict in favor of The Cincinnati Insurance Company in K.C. Hopps Ltd. v. Cincinnati Insurance Co., Case No. 4:20-cv-437 (W.D. Mo. 2021)....

Court in Montana Applies Anti-Concurrent Causation Clause to Earth Movement Exclusion [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

October 08, 2021

A district court in Montana recently applied an anti-concurrent clause in a property insurance policy to preclude coverage based on an earth movement exclusion. In Ward v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Amer., No. 1:19-CV-0133-SPW, 2021 WL 3492294 (D. Mont. Aug. 9, 2021), the insured’s tenant reported that...

Eleventh Circuit Becomes Second Federal Appellate Court To Hold No Coverage For COVID-19 Business Losses [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

September 01, 2021

In the second federal appellate ruling on Covid-19 business losses, the Eleventh Circuit has joined the Eighth Circuit in holding that they do not trigger coverage because they do not involve “physical loss” or “physical damage” to property. In Gilreath Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Inc. v....

No Bad Faith When Insurer Relied on Opinion of Independent Consultant [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

August 31, 2021

The Court of Appeals of Georgia recently held that an insurer’s reliance on the report of an independent consultant creates a presumption that it did not act in bad faith in denying coverage. In Montgomery v. Travelers Home and Marine Ins. Co., 859 S.E.2d 130 (Ga. Ct. App. 2021), the insured made a...

Claim Investigation Not Necessarily Protected by Work Product Doctrine in Illinois [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

August 17, 2021

In determining when the work product doctrine is triggered, the Northern District of Illinois recently held that, rather than adopting a bright-line rule, the issue should be decided on a case-by-case basis at the court’s discretion. In Club Gene and Georgetti, LP v. XL Insurance America, Inc., No....

Wind Before Storm May Blow Away Flood Exclusions [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

July 21, 2021

Flood exclusions may not apply when floods are preceded by winds strong enough to independently cause the loss, according to a recent decision issued by the Western District of Louisiana. In Doxey v. Aegis Security Ins. Co., No. 2:21-CV-00825, 2021 WL 2383834 (W.D. La. Jun. 10, 2021), an insured...

Reasonableness of Insurer's Coverage Decision Determined by Evidence Available at Time of Decision [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

July 12, 2021

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that, under Iowa law, an insurer is not liable for breach of contract or bad faith if its coverage decision was objectively reasonable at the time it was made. In Hallmark Specialty Ins. Co. v. Phoenix C & D Recycling, Inc., No. 20-1339, 2021 WL...

First Appellate Ruling Holds COVID-19 Business Losses Are Not Physical Loss or Damage [Alert]

July 06, 2021

Alycen A. Moss and Elliot Kerzner discuss the Eighth Circuit's decision in Oral Surgeons, P.C. v. The Cincinnati Insurance Company.

Appraisal Process Tolls Contractual Suit Limitation Period Even For Non-Covered Claims [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

June 28, 2021

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that, under Georgia law, an appraisal process tolled a commercial property policy’s two-year contractual suit limitation period even for non-covered claims. In Omni Health Solutions, LLC v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co., No. 19-12406, 2021 WL 2025146...

Florida Court Holds Rust and Corrosion is "Act of Nature" [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

June 21, 2021

A Florida court recently held that rust and corrosion of water pipes is an “act of nature,” and, thus, was excluded from coverage under a homeowner’s insurance policy. In Dodge v. People’s Trust Insurance Company, 2021 WL 2217299 (4th DCA Jun. 2, 2021), Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals...

South Carolina Allows Depreciation of Labor Costs In ACV Calculation [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

June 09, 2021

Insurers in South Carolina may now depreciate both labor costs and material costs when determining the “actual cash value” (ACV) owed to policyholders for property damage. In Miriam Butler et al. v. Travelers Home and Marine Insurance Co. et al., Case No. 2020-001285 (S.C. May 12, 2021), the South...

Pennsylvania District Court Holds Materiality Does Not Require Fraud [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

June 03, 2021

A District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently held that an insured’s submission of invoices altered to inflate replacement costs for water-damaged inventory constituted material misrepresentations. The court granted the insurer’s motion for summary judgment on its claims for...

Lack of Notice No Excuse for Failure to Settle [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

May 28, 2021

An insurer can no longer claim its lack of notice of a lawsuit against its insured excuses it for failing to settle the suit after the Georgia Supreme Court’s recent decision in GEICO Indemnity Co. v. Whiteside, Case No. S21Q0227 (Ga. April 19, 2021). In Whiteside, the Georgia Supreme Court held...

Protests, Riots Raise Questions of Civil Authority Coverage [Best's Review]

March 05, 2021

Alycen Moss and Elliot Kerzner published an article in Best's Review titled, "Protests, Riots Raise Questions of Civil Authority Coverage" discussing property damage from the riots following the death of George Floyd in May 2020.

Hurricane Laura: What Can Insurers Expect with Claims in Texas and Louisiana? [Alert]

September 02, 2020

Joseph A. Ziemianski, Melissa Brill, Alycen A. Moss, Stephen P. Pate, and Paul C. Ferland discuss what insurers can expect based on prior hurricanes.

It’s Been a Privilege: The Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege

June 08, 2020

Alycen Moss and Danielle Le Jeune contributed an article to the 2020 GDLA Law Journal discussing the importance of the attorney-client privilege.

Property Insurance Coverage Issues Associated with COVID-19 [Alert]

March 16, 2020

Joe Ziemianski, Melissa Brill, Alycen Moss, Stephen Pate, and Paul Ferland discuss how courts have analyzed and applied first-party property policies for these types of non-physical losses, potential coverage under a civil authority provision, and pollution/contamination exclusions.

Climate-Related Cats [Best's Review]

June 01, 2019

Alycen Moss and Susie Lloyd contributed an article to Best's Review titled, Climate-Related Cats.

Supply Chain Attorney Shares Top 10 Transportation Issues to Track [Supply Chain Management Review]

February 12, 2019

Alycen Moss discusses top transportation issues to track and how these issues impact the transportation industry.

Complicated Cats [Best's Review]

September 01, 2018

Alycen Moss, of Cozen O'Connor's Global Insurance department, published an article titled, Complicated Cats, for Best's Review.

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

The FDCC’s Insurance Industry Institute (I-3)

November 10, 2022 - New York, NY

Alycen A. Moss will participate as program vice-chair of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s 2022 Insurance Industry Institute at the Sheraton Hotel Times Square in New York City.

The FDCC’s Property Boot Camp

November 09, 2022 - New York, NY

Alycen A. Moss will chair the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s Property Boot Camp at the Sheraton Hotel Times Square in New York, NY.

Past Events

Top Property Cases of 2021

March 16, 2022 - Webinar

Coverage for Losses Caused by Riots

October 14, 2021 - Webinar

29th Annual Property Seminar

August 12, 2021 - Marietta, GA

COVID Business Interruption

August 01, 2021 - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Top Property Cases of 2020

March 10, 2021 - Webinar

Top Property Cases of 2019

March 10, 2020 - Webinar

PLRB Large Loss Conference

November 13, 2019 - Jacksonville, FL

52nd GDLA Annual Meeting

June 06, 2019 - Ponte Vedra, FL

Webinar: The Top Ten Property Cases of 2018

February 27, 2019 - Webinar

2018 PLRB Large Loss Conference

November 26, 2018 - Nashville, TN

2018 Windstorm Insurance Network Conference

January 16, 2018 - Orlando, Florida

Industry Sectors

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 1998
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1994

Awards & Honors

CLM—2022 Professional of the Year, Litigation Management

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel's (FDCC) Andrew C. Hecker Award, 2022

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel's (FDCC) John Appleman Award, 2021

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Georgia Super Lawyer, 2019-2022

Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers, 2011 and 2012

Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers 2022

JD Supra’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards Top Author, Insurance

Best Lawyers in America 2023 (Insurance Law)

  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of North Carolina
  • American College of Coverage Counsel
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Law360's Insurance Authority Property Editorial Board
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia  
  • Southern Loss Association, Inc.