Ms. Anderson is a partner in the firm's Pittsburgh office with over fifteen years of experience in complex commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. A member of the firm’s global Insurance Coverage and Cyber Law and Cybersecurity practice groups, Ms. Anderson concentrates her practice in the areas of insurance coverage litigation and counseling and emerging cybersecurity and data privacy-related issues. She has represented policyholders in connection with a broad spectrum of insurance issues and disputes arising under almost every kind of insurance coverage, including general liability, commercial property, business interruption, “cyber”-liability, directors and officers (D&O), errors and omissions (E&O), technology E&O, professional liability, employment practices liability (EPL), political risk, environmental, fidelity, fiduciary, crime, terrorism, residual value, nuclear and other insurance coverages, and in broker liability disputes.
Ms. Anderson counsels clients on complex underwriting and risk management issues and provides strategic advise on ways to maximize the value of clients’ current and historic insurance assets. Ms. Anderson has unique and substantial experience in the drafting and negotiation of D&O, technology E&O, “cyber”-liability, and other insurance coverages. She provides strategic insurance coverage advice to clients in assessing their potential risks, analyzing new insurance products, considering the adequacy of their existing insurance programs, and negotiating new placements tailored to the clients’ specific risk profile. Ms. Anderson has performed insurance due diligence for clients contemplating mergers and acquisitions concerning the adequacy of the target companies’ insurance programs. She also counsel clients on risk transfer and representation and warranty insurance in connection with corporate transactions.
Ms. Anderson has served as coverage counsel in a variety of forums, including United States federal and state courts, ad hoc arbitration and private mediations. She has acted as special insurance counsel in reorganization proceedings in the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit. Ms. Anderson also has participated in arbitrations in leading national and international situses, including London, Bermuda and New York. Ms. Anderson has significant knowledge and experience relating to the London and international insurance markets.
Ms. Anderson has published extensively on issues relating to insurance coverage, international arbitration and products liability. She currently serves on a number of editorial boards, including for the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal (American Bar Association) and The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin (American Lawyer Media). She also served on the editorial board of the CGL Reporter (International Risk Management Institute) from 2007 to 2010. Ms. Anderson has spoken on a variety of insurance coverage and litigation practice issues for American Bar Association (ABA) programs and various local bar association and other professional programs.
Ms. Anderson is a member of both the ABA Litigation Section and the ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). She currently serves as a Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (International/London Subcommittee). She also serves as a Vice-Chair of the ABA TIPS Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee. Ms. Anderson is past Chair of the ABA TIPS Excess, Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Committee (2008-2010) and served as a member of the ABA Public Relations Special Standing Committee from 2010 to 2012.
Ms. Anderson has served as an arbitrator in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania