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The Subrogation Strategist

Edward A. Jaeger, Jr. Partner

Chair, Subrogation Department
Philadelphia, PA | Direct 215.864.6322Fax 215.789.7522
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Ed Jaeger is Chair of the Subrogation Department of White and Williams LLP, whose Property and Workers Compensation Subrogation practice extends throughout the United States. Ed has concentrated his practice in Subrogation since 1992. Ed has litigated numerous complex commercial and residential property losses involving fire, structural collapse, water, transit and maritime claims.

As part of his duties as Chair of the Subrogation Department, Ed oversees the department’s food recall subrogation practice. When recall claims arise, the department’s attorneys work closely with claims professionals, insureds and forensic experts to analyze and minimize the cost of an insured’s recall efforts and maximize the recovery of these costs from suppliers of adulterated and/or misbranded food and food ingredients. Matters the department has handled include misbranded and/or adulterated food claims based on the presence of allergens and listeria and the presence of foreign objects in food intended for human consumption.

Ed is a frequent speaker at client oriented seminars. Topics have included the production of the company file in discovery, recognizing major obstacles to subrogation recovery, apportionment of recovery between the insured and insurer, subrogating under Builder’s Risk Policies, waiver of subrogation provisions, AIA contracts and the discovery of expert testimony.

Ed is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia, but practices throughout the country utilizing the services of local counsel under a special program with the subrogation department.

Ed successfully argued one of the few cases where the court held that an AIA document was ambiguous. The highest court in Maryland held the Waiver of Subrogation Provision in an AIA contract was ambiguous and did not preclude subrogation for a fire that occurred after substantial completion. See John L. Mattingly Construction Company, Inc. v. Hartford Underwriters Insurance Company, 415 Md. 313, 999 A2d. 1066 (2010).



Bar and Court Admissions


District of Columbia

New Jersey

New York


University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD, 1989

Washington and Jefferson College, BA, 1986 


Loss Executive Association; Associate Member

National Association of Subrogation Professionals; Member

Property Loss Research Bureau; Affiliated Member

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