Stacey is an experienced insurance coverage lawyer with a particular focus on complex high exposure financial lines matters, including D&O, private equity and professional liability. She has over 15 years’ experience as a practicing attorney representing insurance carriers in coverage matters and litigation. Clients have included AXA XL, Tokio Marine HCC, and CNA.
Stacey previously was a Senior Counsel at Clyde & Co and one of the founders at the opening of the Washington DC office in 2017. Stacey re-joins Clyde & Co from CNA Insurance, where she was Senior Litigation Counsel in the Claim Legal Group.
At CNA, Stacey’s role included providing coverage advice to claims professionals in specialty lines, resolving claims and attending mediations, and working with in-house and outside counsel on coverage litigation. In addition to public and private D&O matters, Stacey also provided coverage advice with respect to financial lines Errors and Admissions (E&O), private equity, Employment Practices Liability, professional lines (lawyers and accountants E&O), and cyber, tech and media policies.
Leslie Ahari, Partner at Clyde & Co comments: “This is an exceptionally active time for D&O insurance claims relating to regulatory investigations and actions in the US, as well as shareholder suits and other types of civil litigation against companies and their directors and officers. Stacey’s expertise in this area is ideally suited to serve our insurance clients and we welcome her back to Clyde & Co.”
Stacey Rufe, says: “I am delighted to re-join my colleagues at Clyde & Co and excited to bring my in-house experience to bear in assisting our insurance clients with resolution of their most complex and challenging claims.”
Clyde & Co’s financial institutions and D&O team, part of its leading global insurance practice, advises on local and worldwide claims. The Washington D.C. team has been involved in advising on many of the largest exposures in the FI and D&O market in the United States. The team handles claims of all sizes against public companies, institutional and retail banks, private equity, pension funds, investment advisers, asset managers and hedge funds, handles the most complex coverage issues, and advises on some of the largest losses in the insurance market.
Stacey’s arrival follows the recent hire of Partner Kenneth Quinn and Senior Counsel Orla Brady, both based in Washington D.C., who joined Clyde & Co’s global aviation practice. Kenneth is a leading international aviation lawyer and industry expert with over 30 years of experience. Orla joined from the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C where she was a Trial Attorney.