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September 2017

Gordon & Rees Partner Mercedes Colwin Featured Moderator at the Annual Advisen Executive Risk Insights Conference

New York Partner Mercedes Colwin will moderate a three-person panel discussion titled "Regulatory Update: Global Upheaval" at the Advisen's annual Executive Risk Insights Conference on September 13, 2017 in New York City. Colwin will guide the panel discussion on the regulatory landscape and address the insurance implications around the world as a result of Brexit, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the current Administration in the United States. Panelists include Winston Paes, Esq.,Counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Paul Schiavone, SVP, Regional Head of Financial Lines and Liability North America at Allianz, and Edward Smerdon, Esq., Partner at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP.

Advisen’s annual Executive Risk Insights Conference covers issues that the public company, private and non-profit sectors all face. With a full day of sessions addressing a wide range of topics, attendees will benefit from content designed explicitly for their risk management and insurance needs.

This annual conference will be held at the New York Marriott Downtown. For more information or to register, please click here.

Mercedes Colwin is the Managing Partner of Gordon & Rees's New York offices. She handles a wide variety of litigation including employment law, commercial litigation, products liability, civil rights violations and criminal law.  Ms. Colwin has successfully tried 49 cases to verdict in various jurisdictions throughout the nation and regularly defends executives from Fortune 500 companies charged with allegations of wrongdoing, including claims of sexual misconduct. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Colwin devoted several years in the public sector where she was a gubernatorial appointee as an Administrative Law Judge for the New York State Division of Human Rights. During her nine year service, while a partner at a major regional New York Law firm, she presided over three-thousand cases under the Federal and State antidiscrimination laws. Forbes Business American Airlines named Ms. Colwin one of the six most influential women in America's list that included former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Notre Dame Law School also presented Ms. Colwin with the prestigious Graciela Olivarez Award for her outstanding achievement as a leading Hispanic lawyer of the highest ethical and moral standards who exemplifies commitment to community service. Additionally, she was selected as one of the “Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” by Human Resource Executive Magazine. Widely regarded as one of the top national legal analysts for the FOX News Network, she appears to discuss critical legal issues and high profile cases dominating the news.

Mercedes Colwin