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April 2017

Gordon & Rees Partner Mercedes Colwin Featured Moderator at Third Annual Employment Practices Liability Insurance ExecuSummit

New York Partner Mercedes Colwin will moderate a three-person panel discussion titled "EPL Claims Trends," on Tuesday, April 25th at the Third Annual Employment Practices Liability Insurance ExecuSummit in Scottsdale, Arizona. Panelist include Claudia Oliveri, Esq., Claims Manager, Starr Adjustment Services, Inc.- A Member of Starr Companies, Andrew Solyntjes, Esq., Claims Analyst, Professional Lines, Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd, and Jennifer R. Weinstein, Esq., AVP - Management Liability Claims, OneBeacon Insurance Group.

The Employment Practices Liability Insurance ExecuSummit is a comprehensive day and a half educational event designed for EPL insurance professionals. The conference features distinguished presenters that will share the essential EPL insurance underwriting and claims intelligence.

For more information on the conference, please click here.

Mercedes Colwin is the Managing Partner of Gordon & Rees 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 “Nations 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