Veteran life insurance and ERISA/financial services litigation attorneys Elizabeth (Lisa) Bondurant, Aaron Pohlmann and Nikole Crow have joined Womble Carlyle’s Atlanta office.

Combined, Bondurant, Pohlmann and Crow have more than 50 years of experience representing insurance companies, financial institutions, employers, ERISA plan fiduciaries, third-party administrators and managed healthcare entities in complex cases involving the following issues

  • ERISA, with Bondurant’s team litigating many major ERISA cases in the 11th Circuit
  • RICO
  • Life, health, disability, and accidental death benefits
  • Broker, producer and agent disputes and
  • Managed care issues

“Life insurance and financial services litigation increasingly have become points of emphasis for our firm, so it makes sense to bring such a strong team in these fields to Womble Carlyle,” said Michael Sullivan, Managing Partner of Womble Carlyle’s Atlanta office. “Lisa and her team have developed longstanding and deep relationships with life insurers, and those are the types of client relationships we value at Womble Carlyle. Lisa, Aaron and Nikole also greatly enhance our ERISA and fiduciary litigation practice.”

Bondurant’s professional leadership includes formerly serving as Chair of DRI’s Life, Health, and Disability Committee as well as the Life Insurance Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). She is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Association of Life Insurance Counsel.

Pohlmann is the former chair of the ABA TIPS Life Insurance Law Committee, is a Vice-Chair of the TIPS Employee Benefits Committee and is immediate past Editor-in-Chief of the ABA TIPS TortSource periodical.

Bondurant said, “Life insurers increasingly are looking for law firms that can assist them in multiple areas, and Womble Carlyle has the resources and talent to represent insurance companies in a wide range of issues across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. The firm’s footprint and litigation resources are a good match for our clients.”

In addition, Bondurant, Pohlmann and Crow are frequent speakers and writers on financial services, insurance and ERISA topics.


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