The American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC), established in 2012, is the preeminent association of U.S. and Canadian lawyers who represent the interests of insurers and policyholders. The ACCC’s mission is to advance the creative, ethical, and efficient adjudication of insurance coverage and extracontractual disputes; to enhance the civility and quality of the practice of insurance law; to provide peer-reviewed scholarship; and to improve of the relationship between and among the members of our profession. View the full mission statement.

All ACCC Women Resident in Massachusetts Honored as Top Women of Law

Three ACCC coverage litigators have been recognized as "Top Women of Law," an annual honor bestowed by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: Nancy Adams of Mintz Levin, Barbara O’Donnell of Sulloway and Hollis and Tamara Wolfson of Anderson & Kreiger LLP. The ACCC was pleased to make and support these successful nominations, which resulted in all of the College’s female fellows in Massachusetts obtaining well-deserved recognition.

“Top Women of Law” celebrates the achievements of exceptional women lawyers who are pioneers, educators, trailblazers and role models. The honor is particularly fitting for Adams, O’Donnell and Wolfson given each of their individual career achievements. It also recognizes the excellence of the College and its members, and the elevated role of insurance lawyers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adams has served as national coordinating coverage counsel for insurers. She is best known for her experience representing insurers in parallel actions before the bankruptcy and federal courts in connection with coverage claims, like those suits pending and developing as the pandemic has forced policyholders’ businesses into bankruptcy. O’Donnell handles a broad range of coverage disputes, including those relating to additional insured coverage, insured contract obligations, defense cost contribution claims, and trigger of coverage -- all complex coverage areas implicated by recent events and insurance claims. Wolfson counsels insurers and insureds on emerging insurance issues and exposures, such as the privacy and cyber risks attendant to the pandemic.

We are pleased that MLW has recognized the achievements of Adams, Wolfson, and O’Donnell as leaders in the field of insurance law.

The full list of awardees can be seen here.

 

Segalla Awards Announced

Angela Elbert and Doug McIntosh are the 2020 recipients.

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2020 Annual Meeting

We are disappointed that we could not hold our Annual Conference in person as originally scheduled. However, we are pleased that we are able to offer our great line of speakers and topics virtually, over the course of four days: September 10, 11, 24, and 25.

The current agenda is available here.

Fellows who registered for the in-person conference will be given a choice to apply a partial credit from their registration towards their 2021 membership or the 2021 Insurance Law Symposium at the University of Connecticut. Details are included in an email sent to registered Fellows.



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Insurance Law Symposium
Spring 2021
University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT
Details will be available soon