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, multi-party professional negligence claims, product liability, insurance broker negligence and other complex commercial insurance disputes.
With over 40 years of experience, Mary Jane had a broad-ranging commercial insurance litigation practice which included counselling public companies (TSX, NYSE, NASDAQ), private companies and their boards and senior executives in connection with director and officer indemnification and insurance issues arising in regulatory and criminal investigations, shareholder and securities, investment product and other class actions and regulatory and criminal proceedings. Her prior experience includes several engagements as Canadian coverage counsel in connection with Canadian and cross-border securities class actions and regulatory investigations.
In addition to her neutral dispute resolution practice, she continues on a selective basis to consult in a non-litigation capacity on claims and insurance recovery strategies. She also acts as independent counsel to corporate policyholders and boards advising them regarding the comprehensiveness and appropriateness of their directors and officers and professional liability insurance coverage and suggested enhancements or modifications to their insurance programs. Her consulting practice also includes advising boards of directors on their indemnities and negotiating same on their behalf. She is an active member of the Ontario legal profession and 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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