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July 2013

New York Partner Mercedes Colwin Moderates EPLI Panel Series

Gordon & Rees New York office managing partner Mercedes Colwin served as Co-Chair for the American Conference Institute’s 19th National Employment Practices Liability Insurance Conference, held June 24-25 in San Francisco. In addition, Ms. Colwin gave the opening remarks at the conference and moderated several panel discussions, which covered key information for brokers, carriers and in-house labor and employment counsel.

Speakers from all over the nation attended the two-day event to discuss managing and defending against the increasing number of claims filed; taking advantage of new opportunities in the EPLI market; minimizing exposure to risk; tackling the rising costs of litigation; and preparing for aggressive new NLRB and EEOC initiatives and enforcement plans.

Ms. Colwin is a leading U.S. trial lawyer with more than 46 cases successfully tried to verdict. She is a legal analyst on the Fox News Network, where she regularly appears to discuss legal issues involving high-profile matters. Ms. Colwin represents corporate executives and Fortune 500 clients who rely on her and her team of attorneys and experts to handle high-stakes legal matters. She has received numerous national recognitions, including Notre Dame Law School’s prestigious annual Graciela Olivarez Award, and was named by Forbes Business American Airlines as one of the six most influential women in America.

Mercedes Colwin