Allied World's Paul DeGiulio to Particpate in Discussion Group at The Network of Trial Law Firms' 2009 Litigation Management Supercourse

Nov 02, 2009, 11:00 ET from Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd (NYSE: AWH) today announced that Paul DeGiulio, Vice President, Claims Officer of Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd. (Allied World) will be participating in a discussion group at The Network of Trial Law Firms' 2009 Litigation Management Supercourse. The seminar will take place November 5-7, 2009 at The Montage Resort and Spa in Laguna Beach, California. Mr. DeGiulio will be speaking as part of a panel on Litigation Management on the afternoon of Saturday, November 7, 2009.

The Network of Trial Law Firms is a not-for-profit association and a network for trial lawyers. The Network engages in a number of activities to assist member law firms, including research and study of advances in state-of-the-art legal representation, and sponsorship of CLE seminars for continuing legal education of corporate and outside counsel and insurance professionals.

Mr. DeGiulio has been at Allied World since 2004. In his role as Vice President, Claims Officer, he is responsible for managing the company's Healthcare and Third Party Casualty Claims worldwide. Mr. DeGiulio reports to Allied World's Senior Vice President, Claims and Underwriting Management, on claims development, resolution, processing, and all other claim-related activities. Mr. DeGiulio has over 20 years of experience practicing law and handling claims. He received his J.D. from Seton Hall University and a B.A. in International Relations from Bucknell University.

About Allied World Assurance Company

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd, through its subsidiaries, is a global provider of innovative property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions, offering superior client service through offices in Bermuda, the United States, Europe and Hong Kong. Our insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries are rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. For further information on Allied World, please visit our website at

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