WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 10, 2008) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that Margaret (Peg) Warner has been named one of Business Insurance's "2008 Women to Watch". The list recognizes 25 women internationally who have done outstanding work in insurance, reinsurance, risk management, employee benefits and related fields, such as law and consulting, during the past year. Ms. Warner was recognized at a special Business Insurance event held on December 2 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
Members of the annual Women to Watch list are nominated by Business Insurance's readers and are considered based on their recent professional achievements, influence on the marketplace and contributions to the advancement of women in business.
"Peg has played a leading role in some of our nation’s most sensitive and important legal issues in recent history," commented Jeffrey Stone, head of the Firm's Trial Department. "She is an outstanding trial lawyer and a highly sought-after advisor to leading participants in the insurance industry. Peg continues to play a significant role in shaping and influencing the insurance marketplace."
"It was an honor to be recognized by my peers in the insurance industry," added Ms. Warner. "All of the women honored this year are important role models, and I am delighted to be included among these distinguished and talented women."
Ms. Warner is an accomplished trial attorney who litigates high exposure, precedent-setting cases for the world's largest insurance companies. Her litigation and arbitration practice covers a range of issues and disputes encompassing virtually all lines of insurance. She also serves as a strategic advisor representing a wide band of participants in the international insurance markets on issues at the convergence of public policy and risk transfer. In addition, she often is involved in the structuring and implementation of alternative risk transfer mechanisms.
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,100 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Orange County, Rome, San Diego, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Extending our reach to Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.