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Veteran Life, Health, Disability & ERISA Litigation Attorney Stephanie Segalini Joins Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in Tampa

July 6, 2016

The national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is pleased to announce that litigation attorney Stephanie Segalini has joined the firm as partner in the Tampa office.

Said Daniel Ryan, chair of the firm's Business Litigation Practice Group, "Stephanie's addition continues Hinshaw's expansion of the firm's strategy of building expertise and bench strength in its Life, Health, Disability & ERISA (LHD&E) Litigation Practice throughout the United States." In 2015, Hinshaw bolstered its LHD&E Litigation Practice in Florida when it brought on Mark Greenberg and Leonor Lagomasino, veterans in the field who joined the firm in the Miami office from Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A.

Added Hinshaw partner Steven Lehner — an accomplished member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice in the Tampa office — "Many of our LHD&E Litigation Practice's clients have a large amount of litigation in state and federal courts in Florida. Stephanie's addition in central Florida adds to our group's significant depth and expertise throughout the state and further enables us to effectively and efficiently represent our clients locally and nationally."

Said Ms. Segalini, "Hinshaw's LHD&E Litigation Practice is highly respected throughout the insurance and legal industries. The group has a national reach and is growing and known for providing clients with high-quality and effective solutions. I am excited to be part of this dynamic team."

Ms. Segalini joins Hinshaw from Jackson Lewis P.C., where she was a principal in that firm's Orlando, Florida office. Before that she was for 11 years with Akerman LLP. Ms. Segalini focuses her practice on employee benefits litigation and class actions, including coverage, breach of fiduciary duty, statutory penalty, and benefit claims. She has particular experience with ERISA claims. Ms. Segalini has served as senior advisor and lead counsel on dispute resolution issues to some of the nation's largest insurance carriers, employers, employer-sponsored benefit plans, claims administrators, third-party administrators, plan administrators and broker groups. She also provides dispute resolution services in both pre-suit administrative proceedings and in state and federal litigation. Ms. Segalini earned her J.D. (1996) from University of Miami School of Law and her B.A. (1993), with honors, from Emory University.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.

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