Mary Jane is an arbitrator and mediator of commercial disputes including directors and officers and professional liability insurance claims, disputes between primary and excess insurers, lawyers professional negligence claims, product liability, insurance broker negligence and other complex commercial matters. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and received advanced mediation training at Harvard.
She retired as a coverage counsel and commercial litigator on December 31, 2022 and now works exclusively as an arbitrator and mediator. With over 41 years of commercial litigation experience, she has counselled or acted as coverage counsel for major public companies and financial institutions (TSX, NYSE, NASDAQ), private companies, their boards and senior executives in connection with director and officer indemnification and insurance issues, regulatory and criminal investigations and proceedings, product liability, fidelity, crime, cyber, and generally in litigation involving shareholder and partnership disputes, securities and other investment products and class actions. Her prior experience includes several engagements as Canadian coverage counsel in connection with Canadian and cross-border securities class actions and regulatory investigations. She has also been retained by insurers for opinions and advice on coverage issues and claims handling concerns. Her insurance related mediation and arbitration appointments are by both policyholders and insurance carriers as well as brokers.
She frequently publishes papers, lectures and participates in continuing legal education programs dealing with commercial insurance, executive protection and alternative dispute resolution issues.
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