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Meredith E. Werner

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Meredith E. Werner

Meredith E. Werner

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Meredith E. Werner

Meredith E. Werner

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Meredith Werner represents insurers in complex disputes arising under directors and officers and other professional liability policies. She has represented insurers in connection with hundreds of securities class actions, derivative actions, merger lawsuits and ERISA stock drop suits. Meredith frequently represents insurers in the mediation of their highest profile and most significant matters. She also represents insurers in matters involving employment discrimination, antitrust, healthcare, criminal and regulatory investigations and provides counsel regarding bankruptcy and insolvency issues arising in the insurance context. Meredith litigates coverage and other disputes in federal and state courts throughout the country, at both the trial and appellate level. She has handled matters pending before courts sitting in the District of Columbia, Delaware, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama and Illinois.

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina
  • US District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • US District Court for the District of Columbia
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University, 2004. John Wade Scholar. Student Writing Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of North Carolina, 2001

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Experience

On behalf of an insurer, successfully argued in Illinois federal court the application of the “Insured v. Insured” exclusion.

Presentations

  • "Ten D&O and Professional Liability Insurance Decisions from 2015 that Should Be on Your Radar," March 2016

Publications

  • "D&O Insurance, An Overview: Part 2," Law360, January 2011
  • "D&O Insurance, An Overview: Part 1," Law360, January 2011
  • "D&O and Professional Liability Update 2008: A Year In Review," March 2009
  • "Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of ERISA Stock Drop Lawsuit," May 2008
  • "Insured v. Insured Exclusion Bars Coverage for Receiver’s Lawsuit," March 2008

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Full Profile

Meredith Werner represents insurers in complex disputes arising under directors and officers and other professional liability policies. She has represented insurers in connection with hundreds of securities class actions, derivative actions, merger lawsuits and ERISA stock drop suits. Meredith frequently represents insurers in the mediation of their highest profile and most significant matters. She also represents insurers in matters involving employment discrimination, antitrust, healthcare, criminal and regulatory investigations and provides counsel regarding bankruptcy and insolvency issues arising in the insurance context. Meredith litigates coverage and other disputes in federal and state courts throughout the country, at both the trial and appellate level. She has handled matters pending before courts sitting in the District of Columbia, Delaware, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama and Illinois.

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina
  • US District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • US District Court for the District of Columbia
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University, 2004. John Wade Scholar. Student Writing Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of North Carolina, 2001

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Experience

On behalf of an insurer, successfully argued in Illinois federal court the application of the “Insured v. Insured” exclusion.

Presentations

  • "Ten D&O and Professional Liability Insurance Decisions from 2015 that Should Be on Your Radar," March 2016

Publications

  • "D&O Insurance, An Overview: Part 2," Law360, January 2011
  • "D&O Insurance, An Overview: Part 1," Law360, January 2011
  • "D&O and Professional Liability Update 2008: A Year In Review," March 2009
  • "Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of ERISA Stock Drop Lawsuit," May 2008
  • "Insured v. Insured Exclusion Bars Coverage for Receiver’s Lawsuit," March 2008
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  • Insurance & Reinsurance

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