Laura represents life insurers and annuity issuers in insurance litigation matters across the country. She handles a wide range of cases in federal and state courts concerning claims for death benefit proceeds, policy lapses, beneficiary and payee disputes, alleged misrepresentation and fraud, policy administration issues, policy surrenders, 1035 exchanges, agent/producer liability, and allegations of bad faith. She also assists her clients to respond to consumer complaints submitted to state Departments of Insurance, and with resolving myriad other pre-litigation disputes.
Laura also represents long-term care insurers in claims-related litigation involving issues of fraud, misstatement of age, alternative care benefits, accelerated death benefits, and other coverage disputes. Laura serves as an officer of the Long Term Care International Forum and helps plan the group’s annual LTCi claims and underwriting focused conference.
Laura’s practice also focuses on regulatory compliance. She provides counsel to the life and LTCi insurance industry regarding benefits administration, policy language, new product development, premium rate increases, and combatting fraud.
Laura earned her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, where she was a member of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Rutgers Civil Practice Clinic. While in law school, Laura interned at the Camden County Surrogate's Court and worked part-time at an Am Law 100 law firm. Prior to law school, Laura worked as a trial team paralegal on pharmaceutical mass tort and employment litigation matters. Laura earned her undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University.