Eileen joined Mendes in 1989 and is an Equity Partner with the firm. Eileen has represented insurers in litigation, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and mediation for over 20 years. She has defended numerous insurers in Federal and State Courts throughout the country. Tens of hundreds of millions of dollars were or are at stake in many of these lawsuits. Her practice also includes representing insurers in complex bankruptcy proceedings, which have included, In Re Mid-Valley Inc., In Re Federal-Mogul, and In Re W.R. Grace. She also provides analyses and opinions on coverage, allocation, and other insurance-related issues and has achieved favorable settlements on behalf of her clients in numerous complex matters. Eileen is also involved in the direct defense of clients in product liability cases.
In 2015 and 2016, Eileen was selected by Benchmark as one of the top 250 Women in Litigation. She was also named Litigation Star and Local Litigation Star by Benchmark in 2016.
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- Washington & Lee University, J.D., 1985
- Gettysburg College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1982
- New York, 1988
- U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York, 1988
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York, 1988
- Virginia, 1985