Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff
Tracey A. Jordan
A partner in the firm, Tracey A. Jordan concentrates her practice on matters involving first-party property insurance coverage and litigation.Â Ms. Jordan is experienced in complex litigation matters in both state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Ms. Jordan has represented both primary and excess layers of coverage under all risk, builderâ€™s risk and manuscript policy forms.Â She has successfully defended insurers on matters relating to not only major property damage and business interruption losses, but also bad faith and extra contractual claims.Â She also has experience with reinsurance markets and the relationship of those markets to the underlying claim presentation. Â Ms. Jordan has advised insurers on the following issues:
–Â Advising insurers on recent developments in statutory and common law bad faith laws related to commercial policies in various factual contexts.
–Â Advising domestic and UK insurers on application of Delay in Opening Endorsement to Builderâ€™s Risk policy in connection with explosion during construction of power plant.
–Â Advising domestic and UK insurers on the meaning of the meaning of â€śdirect physical loss or damage,â€ť including an external cause requirement, as it related to decreased performance of a combustion turbine after a generator failure at a major power facility and to the failure of a nitrogen rejection unit at a landfill gas conversion facility.
–Â Advising retrocessionaires in US and UK on total loss reinsurance and â€śfollow the fortunes/settlementsâ€ť in the upstream offshore energy industry in connection with the collision of a vessel with an offshore water injection rig in the Norwegian North Sea.
–Â Advising insurers on the meaning of â€śsudden and accidentalâ€ť as it related to the failure of a nitrogen rejection unit at a landfill gas conversion facility.
–Â Advising insurers on various exclusions, including design defect, wear and tear and deterioration, as well as ensuing loss clauses, in various factual contexts.
Ms. Jordan has experience in all facets of litigation including discovery, motion practice, trial and alternative dispute resolution.Â She has worked vigorously to obtain both favorable settlement and trial results on behalf of her clients.
In addition, Ms. Jordan leverages her first-party property insurance knowledge to advise clients on coverage issues involving cyber claims under different types of insurance policies, including emerging cyber policies.Â These issues involve inadvertent data losses, data breaches, business interruption, and general cyber risks.
Ms. Jordan has worked at law firms in both West Virginia and Pennsylvania defending insurance companies with regard to casualty claims including automobile accidents, medical malpractice, construction negligence and premises liability.
Ms. Jordan earned her B.A. degree in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs/Political Science from Miami University in 1989 and her J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1992.
Ms. Jordan is authorized to practice law in Illinois and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Ms. Jordan is a member of the Western Loss Association.