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Wilson Elser’s Michael Coffey Accepts Invitation to Join CLM - Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

NEW YORK (May 30, 2012) – National law firm Wilson Elser has announced that Michael W. Coffey, a partner in the firm’s New York metro offices, has accepted an invitation to join Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) , an invitation-only organization.

CLM is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, corporate counsel, litigation and risk managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Through education and collaboration, the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense.

Selected attorneys and law firm are invited to join based on nominations from CLM Fellows, who include risk managers, claims managers and adjusters, general counsel, insurance company executives, brokers and service providers.

In addition to now having more than 30 members of CLM, Wilson Elser has been involved in the organization in a number of ways, including helping to create the group; sitting on the Advisory Council; participating in committees at various levels; and participating and sponsoring meetings and events.

Mr. Coffey’s practice focuses on errors & omissions (E&O), construction litigation, excess litigation and general tort liability defense. Additionally, he coordinates several national programs for domestic and international insurance companies and third-party administrators in multiple lines of business, including E&O, construction, transportation and general liability matters. He represents clients ranging from the world’s largest insurers to Fortune 500 companies.

Earlier this year, Mr. Coffey was appointed as the fire commissioner for the city of Norwalk, Connecticut for a third consecutive two-year term. He previously served as councilman for the city of Norwalk for two terms, 2003-2005 and 2005-2007, and held the position as city council president during the latter term. He was also a Brooklyn assistant district attorney.
In addition to his membership with CLM, Mr. Coffey is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) and the New York City Building Congress.

Mr. Coffey earned his Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College (1989) and his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law (1994). He is admitted to the New York and Connecticut state bars and is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York and the District of Connecticut.

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