Allied World U.S. Announces Nicole Baummer to Speak at ABA Event

Mar 14, 2011, 15:30 ET from Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG

ZUG, Switzerland, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (NYSE: AWH) announced today that Nicole Baummer, Assistant Vice President, Professional Liability Claims for Allied World U.S. will speak on the panel "Balancing Ethical and Strategic Concerns in Negotiation and Mediation Where EPLI Coverage is at Play" at the American Bar Association, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee MidWinter Meeting.  The event will be held at the La Concha Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico from March 22-26, 2011.

Ms. Baummer manages the company's high severity U.S. employment practices liability ("EPL") and governmental liability claims. Additionally, she serves as the U.S. Claims Department's EPL and governmental liability product development liaison and new hire training, continuing education, and panel counsel coordinator.  Before joining Allied World, Ms. Baummer was a senior claims officer at Chubb Specialty Insurance.  She earned her B.A. from the University of Connecticut and her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she served as managing editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal.  She is a member of the bar in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.

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