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Broker Standard of Care

Expert Witness Profile

Jane Marie Downey utilizes her 30 years of experience in Property, Casualty and Professional Liability insurance to provide expert support on litigation. She has provided expert opinions on policy language, coverage disputes, brokerage standard of care and other related issues. She has successfully provided litigation support, testimony and expert opinions in 30 legal actions.

These cases have involved Property Insurance, Trucking Insurance, Insurance Carrier Bad Faith, Broker/Agent Liability, Financial Institutions Coverage, Directors and Officers Liability Insurance, Pollution Coverage, and Workers Compensation/Employers Liability insurance. Jane has represented both insureds and insurers and clients and brokers.

Jane taught Risk Management at Temple University's Fox School and Crisis Management at Penn State's Graduate Program. She currently teaches Continuing Educations courses for agents and attorneys for the Insurance Society of Philadelphia. Her consulting work includes broker and vendor management and a significant focus on Workers Compensation Claims management. Jane has held positions in risk management at Paine Webber and West Pharmaceutical Services. She has also worked as an insurance broker.

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