Monday, Feb 6, 2012
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP Attorney Named Chair of Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association - February 6, 2012
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 6, 2012) – Jean F. Gerbini, Of Counsel with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna in Albany, New York, has become the new chair of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. The Section has approximately 3,000 members from across New York State and outside the State.
Ms. Gerbini has been an attorney with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna since 1986. She focuses her practice upon issues affecting consumers and providers of insurance. She has represented policyholders in complex, multi-party insurance coverage actions in federal and state courts. Additionally, she provides advice and advocacy in connection with group self-insurance, licensure of insurance agents and brokers, and domestic and international commercial transactions. Trained as a mediator, she also serves as a neutral to assist in the negotiated resolution of disputes.
Prior to becoming the Chair of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Gerbini served at various times as the Section’s Vice-Chair, Secretary, Newsletter Editor and Insurance Coverage Committee Chair. She lectures frequently on the topic of insurance coverage and is a contributing author for the publication, Insurance Law Practice (Pilarz, et al., NYSBA 2006-2011 editions).
Gerbini, a resident of Delmar, New York, also serves on the Boards of Directors of Capital District Community Gardens and the Delmar Farmers Market. She earned her undergraduate and law degrees at Harvard University and Albany Law School of Union University, respectively. She has lived and worked in India and China.
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, has developed a reputation for innovative solutions and professional leadership. Through integrated, firm-wide collaboration, it offers clients a broad range of expertise in business, commercial, education, energy, utility regulation, environmental, land use, health care, immigration, intellectual property, labor, employment, real estate development, tax and telecommunications law as well as estate planning and administration, government relations and litigation.
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