Molander to Chair Defense Research Institute’s Insurance Law Committee

October 26, 2006

San Francisco-based Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP announced that the Defense Research Institute (DRI) appointed Partner Julia Molander to chair its Insurance Law Committee. With more than 2,000 members, it is the DRI’s second largest committee, and a leading provider of educational resources on substantive aspects of insurance law. Molander previously served as the vommittee’s vice-chair, diversity liaison, and as a member of its steering committee.

“The DRI is an invaluable organization for defense trial attorneys and corporate counsel,” said Molander. “As chair of the DRI Insurance Law Committee, I will be able to assist thousands of defense attorneys with the educational, ethical and economic challenges of our profession.”

For nearly 30 years, Molander has represented property and casualty insurers; life, health and disability carriers; and umbrella and excess insurers in virtually all aspects of the insurance business. Her expertise includes insurance coverage, reinsurance, claims handling, bad faith liability, and insurance fraud. She also has significant experience resolving complex litigation involving employee benefits arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and related statutes.

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