Abby Sher practices in the firm's Global Insurance Department. Abby advises clients on issues arising under claims-made insurance policies, with a particular emphasis on managed care liability policies, medical malpractice policies, and life sciences policies. Abby's representative cases involve sexual misconduct claims, opioid litigation, bad faith considerations, and risk retention mechanisms under professional liability and general liability insurance policies.
Abby also has experience counseling clients in the first-party context, providing advice to clients on arson and fraud claims and providing analyses of claims handling obligations in the wake of catastrophic losses, including Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene.
Abby has authored articles and alerts on SIRs and large deductibles, bad faith litigation, and D&O coverage. She also speaks on these topics and related coverage issues on webinars and at industry events and in-house client seminars. Abby regularly conducts training for her clients' claims handlers on topics such as the proper processing of errors and omissions claims.
Abby earned her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she was senior editor for the Journal of Constitutional Law. While in law school, she served as a summer intern for the Honorable Susan Peikes Gantman of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and as an intern for the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project. Upon graduating, Abby received the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award for her work with the Anti-Defamation League and the Innocence Project. She earned her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Brandeis University. Prior to joining the firm, Abby participated in the Cozen O’Connor Summer Associate Program.