Jennifer Quinn Broda

Partner

Jennifer Quinn Broda

Partner
Overview Overview Experience Credentials

Jennifer Quinn Broda represents the interests of insurers in the Bermuda and London markets, as well as domestically, in connection with various types of coverage matters. Her professional liability experience includes handling claims involving directors and officers, employment practices, lawyers, accountants, and insurance agents, among others. Jennifer also has experience handling coverage matters under general liability and cyber liability policies. In addition, she performs auditing services for various reinsurers and has assisted in the drafting of various policy forms.

Jennifer also represents insurers in coverage litigation and arbitration. Her litigation work includes representing insurance companies in general coverage disputes, declaratory judgment actions, bad faith litigation and other extra-contractual matters.

Jennifer currently serves as vice chair of the Sedgwick Women’s Forum. She is also an editor for the C-Suite Risk Report.

 

Presentations and Publications

Jennifer’s publications include:

  • Author, “Brokers Beware: Data Breach Lawsuit Without the Breach,” Insurance Journal (April 3, 2017).   
  • Author, “United States:Professional Services Firms Beware: Just Because You Haven't Suffered A Data Breach Doesn't Mean You Won't Be Sued - And the Worst Part, There May Not Be Coverage,” Mondaq (March 9, 2017).  
  • Barclays Settles Libor Rate Manipulation Claims for $100 Million,” Sedgwick C-Suite Risk Report (September 7, 2016).
  • Co-author, “Defense Obligations,” Chapter 5, Directors & Officers Liability Insurance Deskbook, Fourth Edition, ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (2016). 
  • Co-author, “High Court Likely Won’t Affirm 6th Circ. Omnicare Ruling,“ Law360 (November 4, 2014).
  • Co-author, “Omnicare: The other securities case directors and officers should be worried about,” InsideCounsel (July 31, 2014).
  • Co-author, “D&O Claims ― Overview of US Securities Law,” Sedgwick White Paper (July 2014).
  • Co-author, “Omnicare: The Other Securities Case To Be Worried About,” Law360 (June 6, 2014).
  • Co-author, “Here We Go Again? Financial Institutions Face Heightened Regulatory Scrutiny Over Forex and Other Unregulated Rates,” Plus Journal, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Volume XXVII, Number 1 (January 2014); republished in The D&O Diary (January 2014).
  • Co-author, “The EEOC’s Latest Crusade: Background Checks in the Foreground of Title VII Claims and the Coverage Issues Likely to Result,” DRI’s Covered Events Newsletter (December 27, 2013).
  • Co-author, “Move Over Subprime? Financial Institutions and Brokers Face Increasing Concerns Over Allegation of Improper Libor Manipulation,” Plus Journal, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Volume XXV, Number 5 (May 2012).
  • Co-author, “Employers, Meet GINA,” Law360 (March 2, 2011).
  • “Whistle While You Work? What EPL Insurers Need to Know About the Wall Street Reform Act, and Other Recent Developments in Employment Law,” Sedgwick’s Eighth Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market (Hamilton, Bermuda, October 13, 2010).
  • “Court Links Plaintiff’s High Blood Pressure to Heart Disease in Denying LTD Benefits Coverage,” Sedgwick’s Insurance Law Update (June 2010).
  • “Ninth Circuit: Insured v. Insured Exclusion Applies to Debtor in Possession in D&O Case,” Sedgwick’s Insurance Law Update (August 2009).
  • “Statute of Limitations Under Disability Plan Reasonable Even When Benefits Are Subsequently Terminated,” Sedgwick’s Insurance Law Update (October 2008).
  • Co-author, “Auction Rate Securities: Going Once, Going Twice, Or Not Going At All? Evaluating The Latest Fallout Of The Credit Crunch,” Mealey’s Litigation Report: Emerging Securities Litigation (May 2008); PLUS Journal, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Volume XXI, Number 8 (August 2008).
  • Co-author, “Auction rate securities failure implications,” Insurance Day (May 2, 2008).
  • “Illinois Appellate Court Rules The Meaning of ‘Accident’ in CGL Policy Is Ambiguous,” Sedgwick’s Insurance Law Update (April 2007).
  • “Insured’s Guilty Plea to Criminal Charges Does Not Preclude Insurer’s Wrongful Death Liability,” Sedgwick’s Insurance Law Update (June 2005).
  • “Recent Claim Trends in the Mutual Fund Industry,” Directions and Outlooks  ―  Professional Lines Perspectives (Benfield), Issue 1, at 12-21 (July 2004) (co-author, Eric C. Scheiner).
  • “Loss of Computer Data,” Sedgwick’s Insurance Law Update (January 2004).

Her presentations include:

  • “Cybersecurity Oversight for Management and D&Os: A New Standard for Being Prepared?” co-presented at Sedgwick’s Chicago Seminar Series (Chicago, Illinois, September 28, 2016).
  • “Yes, We’re Still Talking About This! – Latest Trends in Wage and Hour Claims and The Potential Impact of The Department of Labor’s Employee Misclassification Guidance,” presented at Sedgwick’s 13th Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market (Hamilton, Bermuda, October 1, 2015).
  • “Is Your Bermuda Insured a Target for Cyber-Liability Related Claims?,” co-presented to the Bermuda International Chapter CPCU Society (Hamilton, Bermuda, March 5, 2015).
  • “Single v. Multiple Occurrences,” co-presented at the 6th Annual XLIB Claims & Litigation Management Workshop (Hamilton, Bermuda, November 21, 2014).
  • “What Can Kevin Bacon Teach Us About Related Claims?,” presented at Sedgwick’s 12th Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market (Hamilton, Bermuda, October 15, 2014).
  • “Deciphering the U.S. Securities Laws: Key Issues and Concepts for Insurers,” Sedgwick webinar co-presenter (July 30, 2014).
  • “Deciphering the U.S. Securities Laws: Key Issues and Concepts for Insurers, Including a Discussion of the Halliburton Case and Other Developments,” seminar co-presenter (Bermuda, July 16, 2014).
  • “Information Overload: Issues Relating to Cyber Liability,” co-presented at the 5th Annual XLIB Claims & Litigation Management Workshop (Hamilton, Bermuda, December 4-5, 2013).
  • “Cloudy Skies Ahead? Assessing Cyber Risks and Liabilities for Insurers,” presented at Sedgwick’s 11th Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market (Hamilton, Bermuda, October 2, 2013).
  • “Cloudy Skies Ahead? Assessing Cyber Risks and Liabilities,” co-presented at Sedgwick’s Chicago Seminar Series (Chicago, Illinois, September 18, 2013).
  • “The Latest Developments in the Libor Scandal and the Exposure Presented to U.S. and European Financial Institutions,” co-presented with Edward Smerdon and Chen Foley at the 4th Annual Bermuda Claims Litigation Management Seminar (Hamilton, Bermuda, December 4, 2012).
  • “It’s a Dog-Eat-Dog World: Exploring Jewel v. Boxer Claims and Other Exposures When Law Firms Go Bust,” Sedgwick’s Tenth Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market (Hamilton, Bermuda, October 3, 2012).
  • “Move Over Subprime! The Latest Developments in the Libor Scandal and the Exposure Presented to U.S. and European Financial Institutions,” (Xchanging Learn at Lunch Seminar Series, London, England, September 13, 2012).
  • “Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Employment Law,” presented at the Bermuda International Chapter CPCU Society (Hamilton, Bermuda, May 9, 2012).
  • “Put up Your Dukes! The Winners and Losers in the Latest Round of Recently Decided U.S. Employment Cases,” Sedgwick’s Ninth Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market (Hamilton, Bermuda, October 11, 2011).
  • “D&O 101 and Latest Claim Trends,” co-presented with Eric Scheiner at The Bermuda Insurance Institute (Hamilton, Bermuda, April 28, 2011).
  • “Whistle While You Work? What EPL Insurers Need to Know About the Wall Street Reform Act, and Other Recent Developments in Employment Law,” Sedgwick’s Eighth Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market (Hamilton, Bermuda, October 13, 2010).
  • “Subprime and the Credit Crunch: Understanding the Basics, the Fallout, and What to Expect Next,” co-presented at the Bermuda Insurance Institute (Hamilton, Bermuda, March 16, 2010).
  • “In the Eye of the Storm: The Recent Rise in Employment Practices Claims and Things to Come,” presented at Sedgwick’s Seventh Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market (Hamilton, Bermuda, October 7, 2009).
  • “The Ever-Changing World of U.S. Employment Law,” co-presented at the Bermuda Insurance Institute (Hamilton, Bermuda, August 19, 2009).
  • “Recent Developments and Trends in U.S. Employment Law,” co-presented at Sedgwick’s Chicago Seminar Series (Chicago, Illinois, July 16, 2009).
  • “Primer on Commercial Policies ― First and Third Party Coverages,” co-presented at the offices of a Sedgwick Client (Illinois, July 9, 2009).
  • “Subprime and the Credit Crunch: Understanding the Basics and the Litigation Fallout,” co-presented at the Bermuda Insurance Institute (Hamilton, Bermuda, December 17, 2008).
  • “Riding The EEOC Wave: Current Trends In U.S. Employment Class Actions,” presented at Sedgwick’s 20th Annual London Insurance Seminar (London, England, September 21, 2007) and at Sedgwick’s Fifth Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market (Hamilton, Bermuda, September 12, 2007).

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court (N.D. Ill.)

Education

  • J.D. (2000) Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • B.A. (1994) Knox College

Awards

  • CALI awards in Legal Writing I, Legal Writing II and Employment Law
  • Caterpillar Fellowship recipient

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association, Investigator on the Judicial Evaluation Committee (2000 – 2008)
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society 
  • Claims Management and Litigation Alliance