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Lindsey Dean is an associate who handles complex disputes involving commercial general liability, professional liability, and directors & officers liability claims for both primary and excess insurers. Lindsey has also been instrumental in advising clients on wording and claim challenges arising from the novel world of cyber liability coverage. 

Lindsey is an integral member of BatesCarey’s Opioid Coverage Task Force, through which she participates in monitoring, analyzing, and litigating cutting edge insurance coverage issues related to opioid lawsuits filed nationwide against pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, and retail pharmacies.

Lindsey's insurance work has been highly regarded by both clients and peers alike, earning her recognition by The Best Lawyers in America in their "Ones to Watch" list and the Illinois Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers.

Lindsey spent six months as a secondee with a global insurer, where she worked closely with the U.S. Management Liability Team. During the secondment, Lindsey handled EPL and D&O claims, analyzed coverage under management liability policies, evaluated exposure under excess management liability and cyber liability policies and assisted with drafting policy language.

Representative Matters

Westport Insurance Corp. v. Sycamore Community Unit School District #427555 F.Supp.3d 550 (N.D. Ill. 2021). Obtained judgment on the pleadings holding that insurer client owed no coverage in connection with an underlying sexual abuse claim because late notice and a criminal/dishonest acts exclusion barred coverage for, respectively, an insured school district and its alleged former employee.

Terry Black’s Barbecue, LLC v. State Automobile Mut. Ins. Co.22 F.4th 450 (5th Cir. 2022). Affirmed the district court’s entry of judgment in State Auto’s favor upon finding that the insured failed to plausibly allege any tangible alteration or deprivation of its property which then caused its suspended operations, as necessary to satisfy the policy’s “direct physical loss” prerequisite under the business income and extra expense provisions.

Isaac’s Deli v. State Auto Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 539 F.Supp.3d 424 (E.D. Pa. 2021). Granted insurer’s motion for judgment on the pleadings and found that government orders regulating use of property fall within Policy’s ordinance or law exclusion.

Univ. Mgmt., Inc. v. State Auto Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., No. 1:20-CV-138-DMB-RP, 2022 WL 805879 (N.D. Miss. Mar. 15, 2022). Granted insurer’s motion for summary judgment on absence of coverage under Food-Borne Illness Endorsement.

Danco LLC v. State Auto Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., No. 3:20CV235-MPM-JMV, 2022 WL 1369064 (N.D. Miss. May 3, 2022). Granted insurer’s motion for judgment on the pleadings on absence of coverage under Restaurant Extension Endorsement.