Stephanie V. Corrao is an associate in the firm's Insurance and Reinsurance Group, where she represents insurers and reinsurers on a range of matters, from providing pre-dispute advice and legal analysis of specific contract provisions and coverage issues to working to resolve complex disputes before courts and arbitrators.
Stephanie has worked on dozens of coverage matters involving a variety of underlying claims, including environmental, asbestos, hearing loss and pharmaceuticals, among others. She has significant experience with traditional coverage issues, with an emphasis on matters that present difficult questions regarding the number of occurrences presented under insurance policies and allocation of liability among a policyholder's various policies and insurers. In addition to her coverage practice, Stephanie also represents clients in connection with insurance insolvencies. In this context, Stephanie's work includes advising clients on issues regarding the right of reinsurers to associate in the claims against an insolvent cedent and late notice of claims under facultative and treaty reinsurance contracts.
Prior Work Experience
Stephanie began her career at Crowell & Moring in 1991 as a government contracts attorney, representing clients in contract and bid protest litigation. She subsequently went in-house with Sun Microsystems Federal, Inc. in 1995 as Senior Counsel, where she managed all litigation involving Sun Federal and counseled her business clients on a daily basis regarding U.S. federal and state procurement requirements, as well as negotiated and drafted high risk contract provisions. Stephanie later returned to Crowell & Moring to work on insurance matters in 2002. In addition to practicing law in the firm's Insurance & Reinsurance practice, Stephanie spent two years as the Group's Business Manager, where she worked with the group's partners to manage and grow the practice.
Pro Bono Special Education Work
Stephanie has a strong commitment to pro bono work, and, in particular, to working with low income families on special education matters. She spent a year and a half as a volunteer attorney with the Education Law Project of Legal Services of Northern Virginia. There, Stephanie counseled special education students and their families and negotiated with local school districts to ensure that her clients were provided a Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE) as required by state and federal law.
Stephanie is also Vice-Chair of the Special Education Advisory Committee for the City of Falls Church, where she lives.
In 2012, Stephanie was the recipient of the Harry L. Carrico Pro Bono Award presented by Legal Services of Northern Virginia.
Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia
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