Overview

Healthcare professional liability insurers turn to Anne for her decades of experience in handling insurance claims.

Her areas of emphasis include:

  • Coverage analysis, especially the application of policies to non-standard situations. Anne’s coverage positions have been successfully defended in trial and appellate courts in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
  • Preparation of coverage letters for insurers to send to insureds for claims in which some damages alleged by plaintiffs were or might not be covered.
  • Advice regarding claims handling, particularly assertions of failure to settle.
  • Commercial litigation matters outside of the insurance area, including intellectual property disputes and antitrust investigations.

Anne prides herself in her analytical ability to help insurers marshal facts and assess decision-making in response to demands through her extensive knowledge of her client’s policies and industry norms and detailed analysis of the particular facts of the pending claim.

BEYOND THE OFFICE

Anne and her partner are in the midst of rejuvenating a 174-year-old farmhouse sitting on 28 acres. In the “little spare time that isn’t devoted to home improvements and ambitious gardening,” she tries to squeeze in some running, reading, and rooting for the Red Sox.

PRACTICE AREAS

Practice Areas

Credentials

Education

Boston College, J.D. 1992 magna cum laude
Order of the Coif
Member, Boston College Law Review

University of Illinois, MSLIS 1986

Bryn Mawr College, B.A. 1985 magna cum laude

Admissions

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire

Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America©, Insurance Law, 2019-2020

Experience

  • Successfully argued before the Vermont Supreme Court that a sexual misconduct exclusion barred coverage for a suit also alleging malpractice in the course of treatment.
  • Obtained summary judgment for insured directors and officers in one of the few cases nationwide to address whether a liability insurer must defend a government investigation against its insureds.
  • Represented a professional liability insurer in numerous declaratory judgment actions involving the interpretation and application of its policies.
  • Advised self-insured hospitals regarding coverage disputes with excess insurers, and represented them in coverage litigation.
  • Advised a risk retention group that covers providers nationwide and represented it in claims handling litigation.

Insights

Healthcare professional liability insurers turn to Anne for her decades of experience in handling insurance claims.

Her areas of emphasis include:

  • Coverage analysis, especially the application of policies to non-standard situations. Anne’s coverage positions have been successfully defended in trial and appellate courts in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
  • Preparation of coverage letters for insurers to send to insureds for claims in which some damages alleged by plaintiffs were or might not be covered.
  • Advice regarding claims handling, particularly assertions of failure to settle.
  • Commercial litigation matters outside of the insurance area, including intellectual property disputes and antitrust investigations.

Anne prides herself in her analytical ability to help insurers marshal facts and assess decision-making in response to demands through her extensive knowledge of her client’s policies and industry norms and detailed analysis of the particular facts of the pending claim.

BEYOND THE OFFICE

Anne and her partner are in the midst of rejuvenating a 174-year-old farmhouse sitting on 28 acres. In the “little spare time that isn’t devoted to home improvements and ambitious gardening,” she tries to squeeze in some running, reading, and rooting for the Red Sox.

Education

Boston College, J.D. 1992 magna cum laude
Order of the Coif
Member, Boston College Law Review

University of Illinois, MSLIS 1986

Bryn Mawr College, B.A. 1985 magna cum laude

Admissions

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire

The Best Lawyers in America©, Insurance Law, 2019-2020

  • Successfully argued before the Vermont Supreme Court that a sexual misconduct exclusion barred coverage for a suit also alleging malpractice in the course of treatment.
  • Obtained summary judgment for insured directors and officers in one of the few cases nationwide to address whether a liability insurer must defend a government investigation against its insureds.
  • Represented a professional liability insurer in numerous declaratory judgment actions involving the interpretation and application of its policies.
  • Advised self-insured hospitals regarding coverage disputes with excess insurers, and represented them in coverage litigation.
  • Advised a risk retention group that covers providers nationwide and represented it in claims handling litigation.