Jessica E. Loesing is a member of Drinker Biddle’s Insurance Litigation and Coverage Group with experience in the life, disability, long-term care, and property and casualty sectors, as well as the financial services area.
As a member of the firm’s Life Insurance and Disability Team, Jessica assists life carriers in general and complex litigation involving secondary-market issues including stranger-originated life insurance and non-recourse premium financing, fraud and misrepresentation, policy lapses and disputes, interpleader matters, and bad faith issues. Additionally, she represents insurers with respect to cost-of-insurance issues, including litigation involving rate increases on universal life policies. Jessica also represents carriers in litigation involving disability policies, including coverage and claim disputes, as well as Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) issues.
Jessica is also a member of the firm’s Structured Settlement and Annuity Team. As a member of this Team, Jessica has represented annuity owners and issuers in connection with the transfer of structured settlement payment rights, including opposing such transfers where they fail to comply with applicable federal and state statutes. She has also represented insurers in connection with improper attempts by payees to accelerate payments under annuities, Medicare set-aside account issues, and complex change requests from payees. Jessica co-developed the group’s Overpayment Recovery Program, which assists insurers in recovering funds overpaid on annuities following the death of the measuring life and addressing other problems created by gaps in reporting to the death master file.
Jessica also represents property and casualty insurers in numerous types of first- and third-party claims, as well as coverage disputes involving large-scale construction defects, environmental contamination, advertising injuries, sexual abuse, fire and water losses, and bad faith claims.
- New Jersey
- Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Dean's Scholar
- University of Missouri, B.A.
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania