Nancy D. Adams

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  • Boston College (JD)
  • Trinity University (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Nancy has extensive experience representing and advising primary and excess insurers on the business and legal implications of a variety of complex coverage issues involving property and casualty and life insurance. Her experience includes representing insurers with respect to coverage disputes arising under directors and officers, professional liability, managed health care, life, aviation, fiduciary, financial institutions, crime, automobile, homeowners, and general liability policies. Nancy also has substantial experience advising clients with respect to potential coverage implications arising in the bankruptcy context. Her practice has involved representing insurers in state, bankruptcy, and federal courts across the country.

Nancy also has significant experience advising corporations and individuals in a wide range of risk management issues, including in the aviation, energy technology, entertainment, financial services, and high tech industries. Her experience includes conducting exposure and risk analysis and implementing insurance and other risk transfer mechanisms to address those exposures and risks. Nancy also regularly works with corporate boards preparing insurance program audits and reviews, drafting director/officer indemnity agreements to complement the company’s existing insurance program, identifying and addressing various insurance-related issues that arise in the road show and IPO context, and conducting insurance and indemnity due diligence for corporate transactions.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Insurance Law (2018)
  • Chambers USA: MassachusettsInsurance (2017 – 2018)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Insurance Coverage (2014 – 2017)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • President of the Board of Trustees, Insurance Library Association of Boston
  • Member, Education Committee, PLUS
  • Former Executive Officer, CPCU Society
  • Past president, CPCU Society Boston Chapter
  • CPCU Instructor, “The Legal Environment of Risk Management and Insurance,” “Commercial Liability Risk Management and Insurance,” “Financial Services Institutions,” and “Personal Lines”
  • Past Member, Steering Committee, PLUS New England Chapter
  • Member, American College of Insurance and Extra Contractual Counsel
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association