Ellen MacDonald Farrell is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Insurance/Reinsurance Group, focusing on the litigation, arbitration and negotiated resolutions of insurance and reinsurance disputes, as well as counseling on policy language and privacy and security issues.
For more than fifteen years, Ellen has represented some of the nation's largest insurers in high-stakes disputes involving the insurance industry. Ellen has helped insurers negotiate cost-share and buy-back agreements, and has advised insurers on a wide range of issues including the classification and allocation of long-tail claims, number of occurrences, equitable contribution between insurers, trigger, allocation, multi-year policy issues, alleged/missing policy issues, late notice and issues presented by Bermuda Form policies. Ellen also counsels insurers with respect to the development of policy wording and emerging insurance issues, and has spoken frequently on insurance issues implicated by cyber risks.
Rachel P. Raphael is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Insurance/Reinsurance Group. Rachel’s practice involves litigation, arbitration and counseling on a wide variety of insurance and reinsurance issues and includes pre-dispute advice as well as insurer/reinsurer representation in complex disputes. Rachel previously worked as a law clerk for the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for International Affairs of the US Department of the Treasury and as an investment banking analyst at Houlihan Lokey.