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Erica Kerstein Joins White and Williams New York Office

New York, NY
July 13, 2015

White and Williams is pleased to welcome Erica Kerstein as a Partner in the New York office. Erica joins the Commercial Litigation Department and will practice in the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith and the Directors and Officers Groups.

“Erica is a great addition to the firm and further strengthens our growing New York presence,” said Michael Olsan, Chair of the Commercial Litigation Department. “She brings unique experience to our strong insurance coverage practice.”

“Our New York office is thriving and Erica is a part of our plan to thoughtfully grow our capabilities in that market, as well as to diversify the services which we offer to the insurance industry. We are delighted to have her join us,” said Patti Santelle, Managing Partner of the firm.

Erica has extensive experience in complex insurance matters, including those involving environmental, professional liability, general liability, and other claims. She represents domestic and foreign insurers in arbitration and litigation in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels and mediators. Her specific experience with Bermuda Form policies is a unique and highly valued capability. In addition to her litigation and arbitration practices, Erica provides coverage advice to clients in high profile matters regarding significant coverage issues. Erica comes to the firm from the New York office of Clyde & Co LLP. Before that, Erica was at the New York office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

“I have felt a very warm welcome from White and Williams. My experience and client base fit nicely with the firm and I am pleased to begin partnering with my colleagues on client matters. I am excited to be a part of the firm’s growth in New York,” said Kerstein.

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