Lorraine C. Sylvester, Non-Equity Partner

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Mendes is one of the largest firms in the country entirely devoted to the practice of insurance law.

Lorraine focuses primarily on Healthcare Liability, advising insurers regarding liabilities faced by healthcare providers and underwriting considerations relevant to insuring those liabilities. She drafts coverage opinions and provides evaluations on various healthcare risks including physician, long term care, allied health, social services and mental health liabilities. She has drafted a number of policy wordings, including a cyber liability stand alone policy and endorsement, a long-term care general and professional liability policy and various endorsements. 

In addition to advising insurers regarding coverage, Lorraine monitors and supervises local defense counsel on nationwide programs and participates in mediations, settlement negotiations and trials.  Lorraine also handles reinsurance matters, providing consultation to a number of PIAA companies and RRG’s.  She is best known for the number of early and successful resolutions she has achieved for the firm’s primary insurance clients and her ability to tactfully investigate coverage issues and to convey any concerns to the insured and our clients.