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Wiley Rein’s Cara Tseng Duffield Named to Business Insurance Magazine’s 2015 List of ‘Women to Watch’

December 7, 2015

Washington, DC Business Insurance magazine has named Insurance Practice partner Cara Tseng Duffield to its 2015 list of “Women to Watch” in the insurance industry. The award spotlights “women leaders doing outstanding work” in risk management, benefits management, commercial insurance, and the legal field. The 25 recipients will be honored December 14-15 at a leadership conference and awards gala in New York.

Ms. Duffield represents insurers in complex disputes arising under directors and officers (D&O) and other professional liability and general liability coverages. In addition, she provides strategic counseling to insurers for underlying exposures presented by securities and derivative litigation, government investigations, mergers and acquisitions, and bankruptcy. Frequently recognized for her work, she was dubbed a “Rising Star” by Law360 in 2013.

“I think that most insurers would prefer to avoid litigation when they can, so being sensitive to their business relationships” and finding a solution that works for everyone is “an extremely important part of our practice,” Ms. Duffield told Business Insurance in an interview published today. “The mindset is very appealing to me because there’s a sense that ‘there's a right answer here and how can we achieve a practical resolution,’ which I find very appealing.”

Ms. Duffield is the third Wiley Rein partner selected for this honor by Business Insurance in the past five years. Laura A. Foggan, chair of the firm’s Insurance Appellate Group, and Kimberly M. Melvin were named to the magazine’s prestigious “Women to Watch” list in 2011 and 2013, respectively.

As part of the selection process, a panel of senior editors at Business Insurance considered recent professional achievements, influence on the marketplace, and contributions to the advancement of women in business. Business Insurance is a leading weekly trade publication that provides news for executives responsible for the purchase and administration of corporate insurance and self-insurance programs. To read the entire profile on Ms. Duffield, click here.