Stephanie Fichera's practice focuses on defending insurance carriers and financial services companies in class actions and complex civil litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Ms. Fichera regularly handles sophisticated motion practice, large-scale discovery matters, and trial preparation and support. In addition, she has significant appellate advocacy experience and has prepared briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and other federal appellate courts.
Ms. Fichera has represented insurance companies in individual and class action litigation involving breach of contract, bad faith, breach of fiduciary duty, statutory consumer protection, and RICO claims. She has handled interpleader actions and cases related to the payment of benefits under life insurance, annuity, and long-term care insurance contracts. Her experience also includes matters involving fraud, defamation, misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference, wrongful termination and other cases involving agents, investment adviser representatives, and insurance-company employees. Additionally, she has defended financial services companies in industry arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Ms. Fichera is the chair of the ABA TIPS Life Insurance Law Committee.