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Carlton Fields Adds New York Attorney, Continues 2018 Growth of Property & Casualty Insurance Practice

Property & Casualty Insurance   |   August 10, 2018
Carlton Fields is pleased to announce Rachel J. Schwartz has joined the firm as an associate in its New York office. She is a member of the firm’s Property & Casualty Insurance practice group.
 
Carlton Fields’ Property and Casualty Insurance co-practice group leader Steven J. Brodie said, “We are delighted to welcome Rachel to the firm. We continue to grow our property and casualty insurance practice across our national platform so that we can serve our clients’ growing needs.”
 
Carlton Fields has added five property and casualty insurance attorneys this year. The new hires bolster the firm’s national insurance industry team, which has grown to more than 100 attorneys throughout the firm’s 10 offices across the U.S. The firm’s insurance clients are active in every sector of the insurance industry, including life and financial lines, property and casualty, reinsurance, and title insurance. On their behalf, Carlton Fields attorneys handle complex litigation and class action defense, and offer corporate and regulatory guidance.
 
Most recently, Carlton Fields’ Insurance practice ranked No. 1 for the 14th consecutive year by Chambers USA. The firm was also named, for a second consecutive year, to a select group of 21 law firms rated by corporate counsel as having the best insurance industry client relationships, according to the 2017 BTI Industry Power Rankings.
 
Schwartz represents property and casualty insurance industry clients in litigation and counsels them on varied coverage matters, including coverage disputes arising under commercial general liability and directors & officer policies. Previously, Schwartz was an associate at Rivkin Radler in Uniondale, N.Y. She earned her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, magna cum laude, and her B.S. from the University of Maryland.

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