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Janeen Thomas is a litigation attorney with more than fourteen years of experience advising businesses and insurers. She focuses her legal practice on complex torts, contract analysis, and insurance coverage disputes, with a concentration on property and casualty claims

Janeen began her career as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, NY, where she obtained top count convictions. Subsequently, she joined a boutique litigation firm where she established a fraud investigation unit that resulted in cost savings to insurers of several hundred thousand dollars. After gaining insurance claims handling experience at AIG Domestic Claims, Inc., she joined an international firm as an insurance coverage and litigation attorney where she provided advisory opinions to insurers and businesses and litigated complex insurance coverage matters.

A frequent speaker at the CLM, Janeen discussed the effectiveness of declaratory judgment actions and cutting-edge tactics for defense of large-loss transportation claims at the 2013 - 2014 annual conference. Janeen played an instrumental role in launching an online adjuster training course for the CLM, "Identifying Insurance Fraud." Earlier this year, she gave a presentation for the New York Chapter of the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) on “The Impact of Cannabis Legislation on the Insurance Industry.”  Recently, she published an article on “Shrinking Damages with Smart Data.”

A Suzuki trained violinist, Janeen is a music and arts enthusiast. She actively serves on Ladies Usher Board No. 1 at The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York. Janeen speaks regularly at the STEP Annual Career Day for high school students at SUNY Old Westbury. She also serves on the Executive Board of the New York Chapter of the National African American Insurance Association as secretary.