Firm Elects New Partners

January 18, 2019

Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP is pleased to announce the election of Jessica Cavallo (New York), Jodi S. Green (Los Angeles), and Christopher J. Nadeau (Chicago) to the firm's partnership, effective January 1, 2019.

"We are thrilled to have Jessica, Jodi and Chris as partners," remarked managing partner Richard Nicolaides. "They are tremendous assets to our firm. With more than 30 years combined experience in coverage law, these attorneys exemplify our firm's strengths and values by possessing exceptional legal acumen and demonstrating a strong commitment to our clients. We look forward to seeing their continuing contributions to our firm in the years to come."

Solely focused on insurance coverage matters, the firm's attorneys represent international insurance companies throughout the United States.

Jessica Cavallo counsels domestic and foreign primary and excess insurers in complex coverage issues arising under the insurance policies including cyber, data security, privacy, technology, media and professional and management liability with an emphasis on employment practices liability.

Representing insurance companies at the trial level and on appeal, Jodi Green focuses on insurance coverage counseling and litigation, with an emphasis on high-exposure matters involving excess coverage and the Bermuda market, including opioid claims. She is a frequent speaker and author on emerging insurance issues.

Christopher Nadeau litigates and counsels clients regarding multiple lines of coverage.  He has significant experience with both traditional and captive insurance programs. His insurance coverage experience includes general liability, construction defect, trucking and transportation, municipal liability, professional liability, medical liability, architects and engineers, toxic torts, bad faith, cyber-risk, technology, data security, and claims management.

With offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and White Plains, Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP is recognized by the insurance industry as a preeminent national insurance coverage law firm, Honoring the firm and its attorneys with high rankings in its Chambers USA 2018 guide, Chambers and Partners described the firm as a "widely respected insurance boutique" and its attorneys as "representing an impressive roster of market-leading insurance and reinsurance market corporations." They also recognized the firm's insurance practice as one that "offers expertise in complex litigation as well as notable ability in arbitration proceedings."

In Law360's 2018 Glass Ceiling Report the firm was acknowledged for "outpacing their peers" and "breaking down barriers and forging a path to a more diverse working environment." Nicolaides was one of a select group of U.S. firms highlighted in the report for "opening doors that have long been closed to women seeking to make their mark on the legal profession." With 62 attorneys, the Nicolaides team includes 32 women attorneys, including 14 partners.