Allied World's Nicole Baummer to Speak at the American Conference Institute's 15th Annual Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Jan 21, 2010, 10:00 ET from Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd (NYSE: AWH) announced today that Allied World's Nicole Baummer, Assistant Vice President for Private/Not-for-Profit & Governmental Claims in the U.S., will be speaking at the American Conference Institute's 15th Annual Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) which takes place in New York City on January 25-26, 2010. Ms. Baummer will speak on Tuesday, January 26 at 8:00am. Her panel will address the impact of the economy on EPLI, specifically participating in the discussion, "Responding to Pressure in a Softening Market and Mitigating the Impact of Employer Bankruptcies on Carriers."

As Assistant Vice President for Private/Not-for-Profit & Governmental Claims in the U.S., Ms. Baummer manages a team of senior claims analysts who are responsible for handling the company's EPLI, governmental liability, and private and not-for-profit D&O claims. Before joining Allied World, Ms. Baummer was a senior claims officer with Chubb Specialty Insurance, where she managed high severity EPLI claims nationwide, and she also practiced as a management-side labor and employment attorney with Pepe & Hazard LLP in Hartford, Connecticut. Ms. Baummer earned her B.A. at the University of Connecticut and her J.D. at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she also 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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