NEW YORK—June 1, 2022—Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna LLP is pleased to announce that partner Jillian Raines has been selected for Business Insurance’s 2022 Break Out Award, which recognizes the next generation of insurance industry leaders. She is one of only 40 individuals selected for this award nationwide.
Raines focuses her practice on helping policyholder clients navigate their most complex insurance-related issues, using knowledge gained from both her in-house tenure as a corporate insurance attorney for Apple Inc. and her experience as a litigator in private practice. At Cohen Ziffer, Raines has managed a variety of coverage lawsuits, from directors & officers insurance disputes to cutting-edge claims for losses incurred due to COVID-19. She also supports several Fortune 500 companies to secure insurance coverage for complex claims short of litigation under D&O, EPL, cyber, property, and liability policies, and advises clients on insurance policy audits as they undertake insurance renewals and new placements.
Over the past year, Raines has been at the forefront of business interruption cases involving coverage for COVID-19. She was recently part of Cohen Ziffer’s all-women team that won a precedent-setting ruling allowing a case for coverage of pandemic-related losses brought by policyholder JDS Construction Group, LLC to move forward. She also helped secure a critical choice-of-law victory in Nevada state court on behalf of JGB Vegas Retail Lessee, LLC in its lawsuit over coverage of property and business interruption losses due to pandemic shutdown orders, in one of the first COVID-19 business interruption cases to go to trial.