Law360 (June 10, 2022, 2:02 PM EDT) — Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna LLP partner Cindy M. Jordano helped notch one of the first pro-policyholder pretrial wins in a COVID-19 business interruption suit and worked to settle a client’s hacking coverage dispute despite little precedent guiding the way, earning her a spot among the insurance attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
WHY SHE’S AN INSURANCE RECOVERY ATTORNEY:
Insurance law tends to “move toward motion practice very quickly,” with lots of brief writing, Jordano said, adding that representing corporate policyholders allows her not just to approach her work from a litigation perspective but also from a business-minded one.
“These are corporations who view their insurance as really important business assets that they purchase to protect themselves against lawsuits, property damage or cyberattacks, or really any type of loss,” Jordano said. “So I like working with those types of clients, figuring out how they can best protect themselves. And in the event they do suffer a loss, how they can maximize the insurance coverage that they paid so much [in] premiums for.”
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