Elizabeth Ahlstrand Appointed Chair of Insurance Disputes and Counseling Practice

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Squire Patton Boggs partner Elizabeth Ahlstrand has been appointed chair of the firm’s Insurance Disputes and Counseling Practice.

“Elizabeth’s impressive track record handling high-stakes disputes, client service-oriented mindset, and ability to lead diverse teams make her a natural fit for this role,” said Global Litigation Practice Co-Chair John Burlingame. “As our client base diversifies and their needs evolve, Elizabeth’s leadership will position our practice for the future.”

Julia K. Ulrich, Associate General Counsel, Litigation at AIG said, “Beth is a critical thinker, an exceptional advocate, an honest counselor, and a collaborative partner. She is also a joy to know and work with. I have no doubt she will be an impactful and inspiring leader as chair of Squire’s Insurance Disputes and Counseling Practice.”

Commenting on her appointment, Ms Ahlstrand said, “Having joined the firm a little less than two years ago I’ve experienced firsthand the great synergies and teamwork that allow us to provide a compelling offering to insurance industry clients around the world. I am excited for this new role and to further expand the firm’s insurance industry footprint, while we continue to achieve results for our growing client base.”

She continued, “As the insurance industry evolves to respond to an everchanging risk and litigation landscape, we intend to evolve as well, offering a broad array of legal expertise.”

Elizabeth represents some of the nation’s largest insurance companies, concentrating her practice on high-value first party and third-party insurance coverage and bad faith litigation in the state and federal courts across the greater Northeast. Her experience spans an array of insurance products, including commercial general liability, financial lines, personal lines, life and disability, and cyber policies. Elizabeth also advises clients on policy drafting and provides claim evaluation and monitoring for high exposures claims.

Elizabeth also has significant insurance defense experience, with a particular focus on catastrophic losses involving the sports and recreational industry, products liability, and life sciences. Elizabeth routinely counsels her clients on risk management and litigation avoidance issues, offering her unique perspective in an effort to minimize their exposure to potential lawsuits.

With a team of practitioners located around the world, the firm represents insurance industry participants across all product lines and sectors of the industry in high-stakes disputes and court proceedings around the world.

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