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Alicia Jaeger Smith focuses her practice on insurance coverage law. She has handled complex coverage cases arising under general liability policies, excess and umbrella policies, errors and omissions policies, and professional liability policies for insurers throughout North America, Bermuda, and London. She has counseled clients with respect to claims handling practices, policy analysis and claims resolution. She has represented clients in litigation, mediation and arbitration proceedings in the U.S. and London.

Before joining BatesCarey LLP, Alicia worked at Hanson Peters Nye handling primarily directors and officers liability and employment practices liability claims, and counseling clients regarding policy drafting. As part of that experience, she was seconded to Limit Syndicate 2000 (part of QBE) in London in 2003, advising claims and underwriting personnel regarding claims and reserving analysis, and providing in-house training on various aspects of U.S. law.

Representative Matters

Selective Ins. Co. v. City of Paris, 681 F.Supp.2d 975 (C.D. Ill. 2010)
Won summary judgment for one of city's liability insurance companies, proving that the insurer's policy did not cover a claim brought by two men convicted of murder, but released after 16 years.