In 2009, Ms. Platt joined the General Counsel’s Office of Wright Risk Management Company, LLC as Corporate Counsel for WRM America Indemnity Company, Inc., a national specialty property and casualty insurer, where she handles regulatory and coverage related issues. Prior to joining Wright Risk, Ms. Platt was the supervising attorney for Congdon, Flaherty, O’Callaghan, Reid, Donlon, Travis & Fishlinger’s Insurance Law Group, where she represented the interests of carriers in all aspects of insurance coverage litigation, from pretrial matters through appeals, and assisted carriers in reaching coverage determinations. Her practice areas also included reinsurance, commercial litigation and legal malpractice defense. In her present position, she assists the WRM and its clients with drafting and evaluation construction specifications to ensure appropriate risk transfers, reviewing policies to ensure protection of insureds, drafting policy forms, and regulatory issues, including licensing and rate and form approval by insurance departments throughout the country.
Ms. Platt is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, the Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Courts and the New York Chapter of the National Association of Insurance Women (“NAIW”). She is a Special Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law and a member of the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Defense Association of New York (“DANY”). In 2008, 2009, and 2010, Ms. Platt was named as a New York Metro Area Super Lawyer in the area of Insurance Coverage.
Ms. Platt has lectured extensively before a wide variety of audiences, including insurers, attorneys, and municipal and school officials on issues relating to insurance coverage and risk transfer, as well as employment practices, hazing and civility in sports. She is a speaker for the New York State Bar Association and the National Business Institute.
Ms. Platt has been admitted to the New York State Bar, as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, since 1995, the District of Columbia Bar since 1996, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals since 1997. She received her baccalaureate degree from Hofstra University in 1985, where she was elected to the Omega Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and her Juris Doctor, with distinction, from Hofstra University School of Law, in 1994, where she was an Associate Editor of the Hofstra Law Review and a member of the 1993-1994 National Moot Court Team.