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President

ALEXI Professional Services, Inc.

Legal & Expert Services, Claims/Litigation Management Consultant
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Areas of Expertise

  • United States
  • English

About

Suzanne M. Ganier has spent nearly eighteen years involved in all aspects of insurance defense, coverage litigation, and litigation management in Illinois, Arizona, and Louisiana, handling hundreds of cases in the areas of general liability, automobile liability, products liability, medical malpractice liability, construction defect, and commercial litigation. Suzanne transitioned from the practice of law to litigation management in 2008 when she became the Director of Litigation for Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. Her duties included developing and implementing litigation procedures and billing guidelines for a dozen outside law firms and daily involvement in complex and high exposure litigation. In 2011, Suzanne reinvented herself once again, when she moved to the corporate side of the insurance world, becoming Corporate Counsel for Main Street America Group in Jacksonville, Florida.

Suzanne has authored articles for various publications, taught law to aspiring paralegals, made presentations to various professional organizations, including the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, including co-authoring the course “Fundamentals on Litigation Management”, presenting at the 2010 and 2011 CLM Annual Conferences and most recently at the 2013 Bad Faith Conference in Orlando, FL.

Suzanne graduated with High Honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and received her law degree from the Sandra Day O‘Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 1995. She is licensed in Arizona and Illinois.

Suzanne is now the President of ALEXI Professional Services, Inc. in Mandeville, LA in which she offers legal services (IL and AZ), expert services, and claim and litigation management services to clients nationwide.

Experience

ALEXI Professional Services, Feb 2013 - Present

ALEXI offers legal services (IL and AZ), expert services, and claim and litigation management consulting services.

Main Street America Group, Mar 2011 - Feb 2013

Part of two-person legal department that addressed and resolved all legal, regulatory, compliance and corporate governance issues for super-regional property and casualty insurance carrier.

Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, May 2008-Oct 2010

Part of two-person legal department that addressed and resolved all legal, regulatory, compliance and corporate governance issues for super-regional property and casualty insurance carrier.

CNA Staff Attorney; Jun 2006 - May 2008

Directed courtroom proceedings and represented client in arbitration conferences and alternative dispute resolution for this $8B insurance company. Oversaw $10M litigation caseload. Streamlined office operations and administration to support case management, research and preparation.

Renaud Cook Drury & Mesaros, May 2005 - Jun 2006

Worked in all aspects of litigation for this diversified law firm. Negotiated settlements and coordinated arbitration. Drafted motions and argued cases in court.

Progressive Insurance, Jul 2003 - Apr 2005

Recruited to lead legal operations and caseload management. Provided guidance to clients and insurance adjusters. Represented clients in depositions and other legal proceedings. Collaborated with Claims Management on audits. Managed team of three.

Zurich NA Staff Counsel; Jul 2001 - Jul 2003

Directed courtroom proceedings and represented client in arbitration conferences and alternative dispute resolution.

Querrey & Harrow, Ltd., Sep 1997 - Jul 2001

Directed courtroom proceedings and represented client in arbitration conferences and alternative dispute resolution for various insurance clients.

Chicago Transit Authority, Apr 1996 - Sep 1997

Directed courtroom proceedings and represented client in arbitration conferences and alternative dispute resolution for Chicago's municipal transportation provider.

Education

B.A. Psychology - University of California Santa Barbara, 1990

J.D. Law - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, 1995

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