Michele L. Jacobson

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Michele L. Jacobson leads Stroock’s New York General Litigation Group, co-chairs its Insurance and Reinsurance Group and sits on the firm’s Executive Committee. She concentrates on complex insurance and reinsurance matters, using her deep knowledge of the industry to counsel a diverse array of companies in settling, litigating and preventing disputes. Michele has represented clients in underwriting, coverage, misrepresentation, negligence and insurance regulatory disputes in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels nationwide.

Clients call upon her contract wording experience to advise on tightening contracts and processes to minimize litigation risks. Michele’s strategic approach to dispute resolution has helped clients save and recover hundreds of millions of dollars.

Michele has received recognition for her work from Chambers USA, The Legal 500 United States, Who’s Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance and Super Lawyers. She was named a 2019 “Woman to Watch” by Business Insurance magazine and serves on the Law360 Insurance Editorial Advisory Board.

Session Information:

Thursday, November 5th | 2:35 – 3:25 PM & 3:30 – 4:20 PM

Exploring Dissenting Opinions by Arbitrators
This interactive roundtable discussion will explore several questions concerning an arbitrator’s dissenting opinion. What ethical constraints apply? Should an arbitrator dissent only on the grounds that would support vacating the award? Can a draft dissent influence a panel’s final award? What consequences might flow if the dissent becomes public?

Moderator: Kevin J. Tierney, ARIAS Certified Neutral Arbitrator
Panel: Patricia Taylor Fox, Deputy General Counsel, Reinsurance, AIG
Michele L. Jacobson, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Andrew Maneval, ARIAS Certified Umpire and Arbitrator