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.
University Management, Inc. v. State Auto Property & Casualty Ins. Co., Case No. 20-CV-00138 (Mar. 15, 2022) (Granting insurer’s motion for summary judgment on absence of coverage under food-borne illness endorsement.)
Westport Ins. Corp. v. Sycamore Community Unit School District #427, --- F.Supp.3d ---, 2021 WL 3674614 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois). 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.