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Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Welcomes New Litigation Associate

Posted on May 26th, 2010

The Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A. welcomes new litigation associate Danielle M. DeFilippis to its New York office. She will focus her practice on complex commercial and insurance coverage litigation. She joins the firm after almost five years with Coughlin Duffy LLP.

DeFilippis, a resident of Hoboken, New Jersey, has appeared on behalf of international and domestic insurers and corporate clients in disputes in federal and state courts throughout New York and New Jersey, as well as in alternative resolution forums.

DeFilippis has extensive experience representing entities in litigation involving business torts, breach of contract, environmental claims, construction defects, professional negligence, labor law, and various other general liability matters. DeFilippis has acted as coverage counsel and represented clients in insurance coverage litigation involving commercial general liability, excess and umbrella, professional liability, and aviation policies. DeFilippis has experience in reinsurance matters involving coverage under errors and omissions, directors and officers liability, fidelity bond, and other insurance policies for class action securities litigation.

DeFilippis earned her B.A. in International Politics with a minor in Japanese from The Pennsylvania State University in 2001. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was Editor and Director of Staffing and Symposia of the Legislative Journal, in 2004. While in law school, she also completed a judicial internship with the Honorable Ronald J. Hedges, District Court of New Jersey. After law school, Danielle served as a judicial clerk with the Honorable Stephen J. Bernstein, Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County.

DeFilippis is a member of the Newark Reentry Legal Services (ReLeSe), a legal services program of the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice. She is also a member of the American and New York Bar Associations and DRI – the Voice of the Defense Bar.

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