A leader in the insurance industry, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP focuses on insurance coverage litigation and the defense of insureds in professional liability, general liability, environmental, construction defect, and products liability matters. With nearly 100 lawyers in five states, and a liaison office in London, the firm boasts many women leaders. Indeed, more than a third of the firm’s 44 partners are women, including name partners Meryl Lieberman and Lisa Shrewsberry. Lieberman, a co-managing partner, and Shrewsberry serve on the firm’s management and finance committees.
Lieberman is an insurance coverage expert, with a list of international clients, all of whom receive individualized attention. Her insurance coverage practice includes matters involving all areas of liability, including environmental, toxic tort, intellectual property, products, advertising injury, employment, directors and officers, and general liability. Lieberman is a frequent author and lecturer in her field of expertise, and has served as a member of a special advisory panel to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. “We are respected by clients and adversaries alike because our lawyers maintain the highest degree of professionalism,” notes Lieberman, who has been named in Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in the New York metro area for insurance coverage since 2008, and as one of Westchester County’s top 25 lawyers. “Our growth is attributed to hard work, dedication to our clients, and our ability to recruit and retain talent. We don’t just handle files – we learn our clients’ business.”
Shrewsberry focuses her practice on professional liability and employment practices liability, and is also a sought-after author and lecturer in these areas. She represents the insurers which issue these coverage products, as well as the insureds covered thereunder, including lawyers, accountants, actuaries, insurance agents/brokers and financial professionals who get sued for malpractice. “We’re highly focused on providing the best representation in the most cost-effective, responsive manner,” says Shrewsberry, who has been voted as one of the top attorneys in the New York metro area for professional liability defense by Super Lawyers every year since 2008, and as one of Westchester County’s top 25 lawyers in 2013. “We treat every client’s business as if it were our own, and we understand the unique needs that arise when professionals are forced to defend themselves in claims against them.”
The firm’s female partners are leaders in the legal and insurance industries, serving in such organizations as the Professional Liability Underwriting Society; Claims and Litigation Management Alliance; Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; Association of Professional Insurance Women; Defense Research Institute; USLAW Network; and Westchester County, New York State, and American Bar Associations.
In addition to their high-profile national representation of the insurance industry, the firm’s female partners are active in many community and charitable projects, including the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester, Northern Westchester Hospital, Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, and Wingspan Arts.