Jennifer Quinn Broda

Jennifer Quinn Broda

Special Counsel Chicago, United States


  • Illinois
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD, 2000
  • Knox College, BA, 1994

Of Counsel in our Chicago office, Jennifer is an insurance specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Jennifer has a history of successfully representing insurers domestically, as well as in the Bermuda and London markets. Her practice is focused predominantly on professional lines, but Jennifer’s practice also includes the handling of general liability, managed care/healthcare and reinsurance matters.

Insurers rely on Jennifer for prudent, intelligent counsel in a range of coverage matters. She acts as a trusted advisor on all aspects of claims involving directors’ and officers’ liability, management liability, employment practices, lawyers, accountants, and insurance agents’ liability, and other claims brought under professional line policies. Jennifer also manages coverage matters associated with general liability and cyber liability policies.

Throughout her career, Jennifer has built relationships with a number of Bermuda, London and domestic carriers. She has also represented insurers in coverage litigation and arbitration. Such matters include representing insurance companies in general coverage disputes, declaratory judgment actions, bad faith litigation and other extra-contractual matters. In addition, she often performs auditing services for reinsurers and assists in the drafting of various policy forms.

Jennifer is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM).

Work highlights

  • Managed multiple claims involving millions of dollars against several US and European financial institutions arising out of the LIBOR scandal.
  • Managed millions of dollars in claims against financial institutions arising out of the financial crisis for multiple insurers.
  • Successfully asserted a fiduciary exclusion in an employment practices liability policy in connection with a $100+ million claim, resulting in the insured abandoning its pursuit of the claim under the policy.
  • Successfully obtained numerous declaratory judgments of no coverage for domestic insurers under general liability policies.

Presentations and publications

  • Co-author, “Potential D&O Risks Arising from Corporate Social Responsibility,” published in the PLUS Journal (March 2020)
  • Co-author, “Potential D&O Risks Arising from Corporate Social Responsibility,” published in the D&O Diary (February 2020)
  • Co-author, “Just Getting Started – How Changing Social Norms and New Legislation in the #MeToo Era Will Impact Employment Liability Claims,” published in the PLUS Journal (October 2018)
  • Co-author, “EPL Claims: Changing Norms and New Legislation in the #MeToo Era,” published in the D&O Diary (August 2018)
  • “Cybersecurity Oversight for Management and D&Os: A New Standard for Being Prepared?” co-presenter at in-house client seminar (September 28, 2016)
  • “Yes, We’re Still Talking About This! – Latest Trends in Wage and Hour Claims and the Potential Impact of the Department of Labor’s Employee Misclassification Guidance,” presented in-house to clients (October 1, 2015)
  • “Is Your Bermuda Insured a Target for Cyber-liability Related Claims?” co-presented to the Bermuda International Chapter CPCU Society (March 5, 2015).
  • “Single v. Multiple Occurrences,” co-presented at the 6th Annual XLIB Claims & Litigation Management Workshop (November 21, 2014).
  • “What Can Kevin Bacon Teach Us about Related Claims?” presented in-house to clients (October 15, 2014).
  • “Deciphering the U.S. Securities Laws: Key Issues and Concepts for Insurers, Including a Discussion of the Halliburton Case and Other Developments,” co-presented in-house to clients (July 16, 2014).
  • “Information Overload: Issues Relating to Cyber Liability,” co-presented at the 5th Annual XLIB Claims & Litigation Management Workshop (December 4-5, 2013).
  • “The Latest Developments in the Libor Scandal and the Exposure Presented to U.S. and European Financial Institutions,” co-presented at the 4th Annual Bermuda Claims Litigation Management Workshop (December 2012)