LVL Team

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Sarah Cho joined LVL Claims Services in 2015 and is a Claims Director, handling claims in areas of Employment Practices and Directors and Officers Liability. Sarah began her career in the Professional Liability Insurance industry with Chartis Insurance (now known as AIG) in the areas of Errors and Omissions, Employment Practices, and Directors & Officers Liability. Prior to joining LVL, Sarah was a Claims Specialist at ACE North American Claims handling Architects & Engineers Professional Liability claims. Sarah graduated cum laude from Boston University with Bachelors of Arts degrees in International Relations and French Language and Literature. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School.

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Larry Harris joined LVL Claims Services in 2011 and is an Operations Analyst. Prior to joining LVL, Larry was employed at American International Group and Zurich North America. Larry has over 18 years in Claims Operations, Administrative Management and Administrative Services.

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Lesley Lai joined LVL in 2016 as a Claims Director handling Employment Practices Liability and Directors & Officer claims. She started her career as an attorney working at several NYC insurance defense firms for a number of years litigating general and professional liability and insurance coverage matters in both State and Federal Court. Prior to joining LVL, Lesley worked at ACE (now Chubb) and Nationwide handling Employment Practices Liability and Error & Omissions claims. Lesley received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and her Juris Doctorate from SUNY Buffalo.

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Deirdre May joined LVL Claims Services in 2012 as an Operations Analyst. Prior to joining LVL, she was a full-time student and received her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Vassar College in May 2012.

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Brendan McCartney joined LVL Claims Services in 2016 and is a Claims Director, responsible for overseeing and handling both public and private Directors & Officers and Employment Liability Claims.

Brendan began his career in the Professional Liability Insurance Industry in 2007 with CNA’s Not-For-Profit D&O Claims Team as a Claims Specialist, where he handled D&O Liability and Employment Liability Claims for a diverse book of not-for-profit insureds.  In 2009, Brendan joined Navigators Pro’s Professional Liability Claims team as Claims Counsel, where he managed Navigators’ complex D&O claims, many of which involving handling the primary layer of insurance for high profile public companies in high-exposure multi-jurisdictional litigation, regulatory investigations, and insolvency proceedings throughout the United States and Canada.  In 2012, Brendan joined Allied World Assurance Company Management Liability Claims team as a Senior Claims Analyst, where he handled all aspects of Public, Private and Not-for-Profit Directors & Officers Liability and Fidelity Claims, and served as Allied World’s Canadian D&O Claims Specialist for Allied World’s expansion into the Canadian insurance market.  Brendan began his legal career as law clerk to the Honorable Donald W. de Cordova, New Jersey Law Division, Bergen County Vicinage, and subsequently practiced law in New Jersey for several years, handling complex commercial litigation for a boutique real estate and land use firm.  Brendan earned his B.A. at Lafayette College and his J.D. at Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was awarded the Centennial Scholarship.

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Vincent Miletti joined LVL Claim Services in 2012 and is a Claims Director. Vincent comes with 6 years of professional claims experience handling claims under a variety of coverages including Directors & Officers Liability, Non-Profit Liability and Employment Practices for Fortune 500 Companies, National Organizations and Private Enterprise. Vincent has strong litigation management and claims resolution skills, including settling claims in and outside of the formal mediation process. Vincent graduated Summa Cum Laude from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a degree in Sociology, and currently expects to graduate from New York Law School with Honors by May 2013.

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Susan Paek joined LVL Claims Services as a Claims Director in 2010 and became an Assistant Vice President in 2013 managing a team of professionals handling a range of both professional and management liability claims, including Directors & Officers, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary, Crime, and Errors & Omissions. Susan began her career in the Professional Liability Insurance industry in 2004 with AIG handling claims in the areas of Specialty Professional Liability and Miscellaneous Professional Liability. Susan also spent a number of years practicing insurance defense law focusing on employment litigation, coverage litigation, as well as defending professionals, such as attorneys and financial services industry professionals. Susan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Human Services from the State University at Buffalo, New York in 1998 and her Juris Doctor degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 2003.

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David Rettig joined LVL Claims Services in 2014 and is a Claims Director. Prior to LVL, David began his career in the Professional Liability Insurance industry in 2002 with American International Group (AIG), first as a Claims Analyst, and then for the previous 10 years as a Claims Director in the areas of Employment Practices and Directors & Officers Liability. Prior to AIG, David handled claims for Prudential Securities and Prudential Insurance. David holds a Juris Doctorate from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York and a Bachelors of Arts degree from Brandeis University, Massachusetts.

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Mike Stewart joined LVL Claims Services as a Claims Director in 2007 and became an Assistant Vice President in 2013 managing a team of claims professionals that handle claims on private D&O, not for profit D&O and employment practices liability policies. Mike continues to handle a variety of complex professional liability claims with policy limits exposure, including Directors’ and Officers’ class action lawsuits, Employment Practices litigation, Broker/Dealer Claims, professional negligence claims and Fidelity Claims under various policies. In addition his other responsibilities, Mike has also been involved in numerous audit and client projects for LVL. Prior to working at LVL, Mike worked at Hudson Insurance Group handling claims for their Architects & Engineers program and also worked at AIG in their mainstream Directors and Officers Claim Group. Mike graduated for Loyola College of Maryland with a Business Administration degree in Finance.

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Karen Thompson-David joined LVL Claims Services in 2014 and is a Claims Director. Karen handles a variety of complex professional and management liability matters involving Public, Private, and Not-For-Profit Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices, and Fiduciary Liability. Prior to joining LVL, Karen was a Senior Claims Specialist at ACE Group handling Employment Practices Liability matters. Karen also worked as a Labor & Employment associate at a large law firm, and as an Insurance Coverage associate at a mid-size national law firm representing carriers in coverage matters involving Directors & Officers, Employment Practices and Fiduciary Liability. Karen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Swarthmore College and her Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law.