Sulloway & Hollis, P.L.L.C. is proud to announce that Barbara O’Donnell has joined the Firm as an equity member. Ms. O’Donnell will Co-Chair Sulloway’s growing New England regional Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Practice Group and focus her practice on insurance coverage and extracontractual liability, bad faith defense and professional liability defense. Building on David Zizik’s move to Sulloway in 2016, Ms. O’Donnell’s arrival further strengthens our ability to meet the full array of our insurance clients’ needs throughout New England. Ms. O’Donnell will practice primarily out of Sulloway’s Providence, RI office and also devote time to our offices in Needham and Boston, MA, Portland, ME and Concord, NH.
Ms. O’Donnell has over 30 years of experience in resolving disputes on behalf of insurance carriers throughout the Northeast. A member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC), Ms. O’Donnell holds an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rating and has been recognized as one of the leading insurance coverage attorneys on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list in each of the past ten years.
Ms. O’Donnell’s insurance coverage and extra contractual liability practice includes the resolution and litigation of a broad range of liability coverage and claims handling disputes under primary and excess commercial, professional, directors and officers, employment practices, and other specialty line policies. In her capacity as regional coverage counsel, she is well versed in resolving defective construction, additional insured, priority of coverage, and allocation disputes in all of the jurisdictions in the Northeast. Her extensive experience in resolving policy interpretation disputes also enables her to assist insurers in drafting customized policy forms and endorsements.
Drawing on the breadth of her coverage and industry experience, Ms. O’Donnell also counsels insurers, and presents educational sessions for their claims examiners, regarding claims handling obligations and effective ways to minimize exposure to extra contractual liability claims. For several years, Ms. O’Donnell served on the faculty of the FDCC’s Graduate Litigation Management Program which senior level corporate and insurance industry professionals attend to refine their skills by working through coverage and bad faith problems in an interactive workshop.
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
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