Marie Figueiredo Associate

     

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Marie Figueiredo serves as coverage counsel for international and domestic insurers in connection with a broad range of professional and specialty lines of coverage, including D&O, EPL, E&O, LPL, and miscellaneous professional liability for financial institutions and nonprofits. Marie’s retention as coverage counsel also extends to first- and third-party claims arising under cyber and tech E&O policies.

Marie analyzes, manages, monitors and resolves professional lines claims for insurers based in the United States, London and Bermuda. She advises insurance carriers on a wide range of liability and coverage issues, including breach response and other sensitive situations arising from the misuse of computers and related technology, to mitigate and reduce loss exposure while identifying and prioritizing each client’s business interests and goals. 

Marie also serves as immediate data breach counsel for clients who experience cyber-security incidents, and is called on to tactfully advise and guide clients through stages of forensic analysis, necessary notification, regulatory compliance and potential third-party claims.

Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Marie worked as a senior analyst in Environmental Specialty Claims for a major insurer, where she handled complex environmental and toxic tort claims with moderate to high monetary exposure. In that role, Marie specialized in analyzing insurance coverage for clean-up, bodily injury and property damage claims from policy holders across various sectors, including energy, finance, real estate, higher education, health care and manufacturing, involved in litigation, mediation and regulatory matters.

Areas of Focus

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy
Marie is consulted and retained as immediate data breach counsel for clients who experience cybersecurity incidents, taking into account all manner of actors, including nation-states, criminal entities, terrorists, “hacktivists” and well-meaning employees. Her experience in cybersecurity and data privacy allows Marie to effectively represent clients through the stages of breach identification, forensic analysis, necessary notification, initial and continuing regulatory compliance, and potential third-party claims. She carefully monitors trends and changes to cyber “attack vectors,” including social engineering, helping to ensure that clients’ risk management guidelines are up to date, practical and effective.