AVP, Construction Defect Coverage Counsel @ From May 2015 to Present (8 months) Managing Attorney - Law Office of Deborah Broom @ Litigation attorney representing Zurich insured General Contractors and Developers. From March 2013 to Present (2 years 10 months) V.P., Risk Management & Construction Defect @ Managed insurance
AVP, Construction Defect Coverage Counsel @ From May 2015 to Present (8 months) Managing Attorney - Law Office of Deborah Broom @ Litigation attorney representing Zurich insured General Contractors and Developers. From March 2013 to Present (2 years 10 months) V.P., Risk Management & Construction Defect @ Managed insurance programs, assessed overall risk profiles, retention levels, policy language and pricing. Oversaw Workers Compensation claims. Litigated and Developed strategy for construction and product claims, including defect claims and contract matters. Created forecasting reports for cash management and collateral requirements. From August 2012 to February 2013 (7 months) AVP, Construction Defect Primary Claims @ Was responsible for managing construction defect claims, nationwide. Directed litigation strategy, negotiation and coverage review for a claims unit handling thousands of active claims. Developed training in areas of proper documentation, templates for correspondence, settlement strategy and reporting process. Worked closely with underwriting, actuaries and others to provide information about exposures. From December 2009 to June 2012 (2 years 7 months) Vice President, Risk Management and Loss Control @ Suffolk is a major commercial builder headquartered in Boston, and operating in Florida, California and the Mid-Atlantic. Responsibilities included management and oversight of CCIP programs, insurance renewals, loss modeling, evaluation, monitoring and resolution of claims, safety programs and training. From February 2009 to August 2009 (7 months) Greater Boston AreaSr. Counsel/Vice President, Risk Management @ As litigation counsel, supervised outside counsel in the areas of Construction Defect Litigation, Employment, Mechanics Liens, Insurance Coverage, Homeowner Disputes and Bodily Injury. Position involved extensive mediation practice. Wrote and implemented litigation protocol.
As risk manager, responsible for all insurance programs, including determination of limits, deductibles, policy language and alternatives to traditional coverage. Established OCIP programs in three states as well as company protocols and office manuals for third party inspections, workers compensation, safety and vendor selection. Developed an actuarial database for litigation and created and acted as President of a fully licensed captive insurance company with assets in excess of $50 million. From November 1999 to October 2008 (9 years) Greater Los Angeles AreaPartner, Attorney @ Knopfler & Robertson was a "boutique" litigation firm specializing in construction litigation and insurance. Performed insurance coverage analysis, litigation and underwriting in areas of construction defect, business disputes, environmental, professional malpractice, personal injury and employment. From January 1987 to November 1999 (12 years 11 months) Greater Los Angeles AreaOperations Management @ Supervised reservations, front desk, bell staff and auditors. From January 1981 to January 1984 (3 years 1 month)
Juris Doctor, with honors, law @ Pepperdine University School of Law From 1984 to 1987 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Business Administration and Management, General @ California State University From 1976 to 1979 Deborah Broom is skilled in: Insurance, Mediation, Litigation, Claim, Litigation Management, Liability, Risk Management, Professional Liability, Legal Liability, Claims Management, Product Liability, Property & Casualty Insurance, Excess, Contract Negotiation, Civil Litigation
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