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Laura A. Foggan to Co-Chair the American Bar Association's Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee

July 25, 2007

Washington, DC - Wiley Rein partner Laura A. Foggan, co-chair of the firm's Appellate Practice and a senior member of its 40-member Insurance Practice, has been named to co-chair the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (ICLC) of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association (ABA).  With more than 20 years of trial and appellate experience in insurance-related litigation, her appointment to this leadership position comes in recognition of her "achievement as one of the nation's leading litigators" in her field.  

Consistently named as a leading lawyer for insurers in commercial insurance work, Ms. Foggan is well-known for her contributions to the development of key insurance law precedents and the effective presentation of insurer views through industry amicus submissions in the courts.  The 2007 edition of Chambers USA:  America's Leading Lawyers for Business noted that she is "credited with being 'one of the leading lights in the industry.'"  "Peers admire her 'nuanced understanding of legal issues,' and admit to regularly referring complex problems to her."  Moreover, clients told Chambers that "because of her intelligence and clarity" she is "listened to and trusted."

Ms. Foggan is an active member of insurance law community. In addition to her ABA responsibilities, she is a member of the Center for Public Resources (CPR) Distinguished Panel of Neutrals for the Inter-Insurer Program, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Defense Research Institute's Appellate Advocacy and Insurance Coverage Committees, and the District of Columbia Bar's Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice Section.

Ms. Foggan will serve along with John James of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, who is the current ICLC co-chair from the policyholder perspective.