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Wiley Rein Promotes Two Insurance Attorneys to Partner

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We are pleased to announce the election of new partners—John E. Howell and Parker J. Lavin—effective January 1, 2016. We congratulate them for these well-deserved accomplishments and applaud the dedication they have shown to their clients and the firm. “It is my pleasure to congratulate the recently named partners at Wiley Rein on their new roles,”… Continue Reading

Video: Wiley Rein Partner Speaks During 2015 Professional Risk Symposium Panel

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In April, Richard A. Simpson, a partner in Wiley Rein’s Insurance Practice, was a panelist during the two-day 2015 Professional Risk Symposium hosted in Atlanta, Ga. The annual event is put on by the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). A clip of Mr. Simpson speaking on the panel titled “Settling for Escalating Defense Costs?” was… Continue Reading

Wiley Rein Partner to Speak at D.C. Bar Program on Arbitration Best Practices

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Sandra Tvarian Stevens, a partner in Wiley Rein’s Insurance Practice will be speaking at a joint program sponsored by the D.C. Bar Litigation Section’s ADR Committee, the American Arbitration Association, the College of Commercial Arbitrators, and JAMS on May 14, 2015.  The program, “Effective Advocacy and Management in Arbitration,” will present arbitration best practices from… Continue Reading

Wiley Rein Insurance Attorney to Speak at DRI’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco

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Wiley Rein Insurance Practice partner Sandra Tvarian Stevens will moderate a panel discussion during DRI’s Annual Meeting taking place from October 22 -26, 2014 in San Francisco.  The panel entitled, “International Arbitration in Asia, Europe, and Latin America” will feature a panel of international practitioners who will address, inter alia, the effect that globalization of… Continue Reading

Wiley Rein Recognized by The National Law Journal as Washington, DC Litigation Department of the Year for Insurance

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The National Law Journal (NLJ) has selected Wiley Rein’s Insurance Practice as Washington, DC Litigation Department of the Year for insurance. Wiley Rein’s litigators represented insurers in connection with the bankruptcies of Dewey & LeBoeuf and Washington Mutual, the largest law firm failure and bank collapse, respectively, in U.S. history.  Those cases, among others, have “bolstered… Continue Reading

Sandra Tvarian Stevens Appointed to Panel of Arbitrators of the ICDR

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Sandra Tvarian Stevens, a partner in Wiley Rein’s Insurance Practice, and chair of DRI’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, has recently been appointed to the panel of arbitrators for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the international division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Ms. Stevens has acted as counsel for clients in complex litigation… Continue Reading

Free PLUS Webinar – Insurance in Mediation: Challenges and Strategies

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Wiley Rein’s John Howell will moderate a complimentary webinar, Insurance in Mediation: Challenges and Strategies, hosted by the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The one-hour PLUS webinar will provide fresh perspectives from front-line professionals in an interactive discussion of the role of insurers and use of insurance in mediation.  A variety… Continue Reading