Carrie E. Cope
Since she began the practice of law in 1991, Carrie Cope has steadily established herself as one of Chicago's most respected authorities on insurance coverage, claims and regulatory law. A sought-after writer and speaker, Carrie writes a blog for the Professional Liability Underwriting Society on insurance issues.
Carrie and her team provide specialty lines claim monitoring, litigation and coverage consulting services to the insurance industry. Her emphasis is in executive liability (directors' and officers' liability, employment practices liability, professional and fiduciary liability) and cyber liability.
Carrie's also manages the firm's insurance regulatory practice which is international in scope, advising clients on a wide variety of regulatory and compliance issues in the United States and foreign jurisdictions. Her clientele includes insurers, agents, brokers, reinsurers, reinsurance intermediaries, alternative risk insurance groups and third party administrators. She also has extensive legal experience in product development and policy and endorsement drafting for both commercial and personal line insurance policies. Her practice includes representing companies in responding to investigations by and complaints filed with state agencies, compliance and contract review, licensing, rate and form filings, market conduct examinations, corporate governance issues and preparing opinions on the validity of insurance-related transactions.
Given the unique breadth of their coverage, regulatory and litigation expertise, Carrie and her team at Schuyler Roche & Crisham PC are in an unparalleled position to meet the legal needs of their clients.
PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES
Presenter at the Medical Professional Symposium on the Impact of Social Media on Insurance Companies (March 28 - 29, 2012)
On the Cusp of Change: the Intersection of Social Media and Insurance — New Appleman on Insurance Law, Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law (LexisNexis 2011)
Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance, Chapter 22 — New Appleman Law of Liability Insurance (LexisNexis 2011)
Building Bridges or a Bridge to Nowhere?: The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on Insurance (LexisNexis Blog, August 2010)
Navigating Coverage on a Road with Obstacles: D&O Insurance in the Bankruptcy Context - New Appleman on Insurance Law, Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law (LexisNexis 2009)
Regulation of Policy Forms - New Appleman on Insurance Law, Library Edition (LexisNexis 2009)
Directors' and Officers' Liability: Exposures, Risk Management and Insurance Coverage - National Underwriter (co-authored December 2008)
This book focuses on the D&O needs of public, private and not-for-profit corporations, the nature of the exposure, common D&O claims, risk management and insurance coverage.
(available through www.nuco.com)
Developments Impacting Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance Policy Drafting, Negotiations and Claims — New Appleman on Insurance Law, Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law (LexisNexis co-authored 2008)
OCG Opinion No 08-10-07, Special Bulletin
Understanding Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance, Chapter 37 - Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide (LexisNexis 2008)
Towers of Coverage: Considerations for Leveling the Playing Field in Complex Insurance Transactions - ABA's Professional Liability Litigation Alert Newsletter (Vol. V., No. 1, W/S 2008)
Directors' and Officers Liability Insurance, Chapter 43 - California Insurance Law & Practice (LexisNexis 2007)
The Insolvent D&O Insurer: A Glass Half Full or Completely Empty? - ABA TortSource (co-authored with James Knox, September 2004)
Employment Practices Liability (EPL) Exposures - International Risk Management Institute (March 2003)