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INSURANCE-THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IN PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY MEDIATION

By Roger Hillman In the preparation for and participation in mediation, it is imperative that counsel, both for plaintiffs and defendants, be conscious of the critical role insurance has in resolving any liability matter.  Personal (e.g. auto, homeowners) and commercial (e.g. CGL, professional liability) insurance policies impose on the insurer the “duty to defend” any…

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Profile of the Month – Paul Swegle

Paul Swegle is a business attorney living and working in Seattle. During his career he has drafted and negotiated countless domestic and international commercial agreements, participated in more than 500 litigation, arbitration and mediation matters, and helped lead corporate financing and M&A transactions totaling more than $11 billion. Paul currently serves as general counsel to…