Powell, Kugelman & Postell is pleased to announce that Maureen LePochat has recently joined our team of insurance lawyers. Maureen is returning to New Jersey practice after working 14 years as a senior claims specialist for AIG, Medmarc Insurance and Sedgwick Claims, specializing in the handling of mass torts and other complex product, professional and general liability matters, having reviewed and prepared coverage position documents on a wide variety of policies. As a claims professional, she participated in the development of new insurance products and consulted with underwriters on renewals and potential product issues. She has prepared and presented white papers and in-house training programs for claims and underwriting professionals.

During that time, she has also served as Chair of the Membership Committee and CLE committees of the State Bars Insurance Law Section. She has written and presented on topics such as the role of Defense Counsel in dealing with Primary and Excess policies.

Prior to working directly for carriers, she was in private practice in New Jersey specializing in insurance defense and coverage defense for multiple insurers. In that role, she handled cases from inception through trial and appeal, having tried jury, non-jury, and administrative law matters. She served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael Degnan, J.S.C. for the 1983 judicial year.

She currently holds adjuster licenses in 21 states and has evaluated claims and policies throughout the country over the last 14 years.

We are thrilled to have Maureen on board to handle our most difficult insurance coverage matters and to provide our clients with critical coverage analysis.