Alexis P. Joachim

Alexis Joachim has represented insurers in complex insurance coverage disputes for over a decade.

About

She counsels insurers on third-party liability and first-party insurance coverage and litigation issues, including homeowners, automobile (garage, business auto, motor carrier coverage, MCS-90, and uninsured motorist), professional liability, property loss and pollution claims.  She also has counseled insurers on construction defect claims (including demands for additional insured coverage and contractual defense and indemnity obligations), as well as disputes between insurers over the ranking of coverage under their policies and one insurer’s obligation to another. 

Alexis practiced law in Washington, D.C. for five years where she counseled insurers on healthcare, toxic tort and environmental coverage and litigation disputes.

 

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith

 

Notable Representations

  • Coverage counsel for various general liability insurers in direct action suits filed by third-party claimants against insureds and their insurers.

  • Represented insurers in a London arbitration regarding indemnity sought by an insured with respect to the cost of remediating damage from an oil spill.

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of insurer against claim for contribution by other insurer (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama).

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of insurer based upon application of assault and battery exclusion (Orleans Parish Civil District Court).

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2007

    • Law Excellence Award in Obligations and Business Administration

    • Member, Loyola Journal of Public Interest and Loyola Maritime Law Journal

    • Order of the Barristers

    • Moot Court Board

  • Louisiana State University, B.A., magna cum laude, in Mass Communications, 2004

Experience

  • Phelps Dunbar, LLP

  • Jackson & Campbell, PC

Publications

  • Presenter, "Misrepresentations in Applications of Insurance," Louisiana Claims Association Education Conference (June 2019)

  • Presenter, “Do Right to Repair Statutes ‘Suit’ An Insurance Company’s Duty to Defend,” 4th Annual Southeast Construction Defect & Dispute Conference (October, 2018)

  • Author, "Policyholders Bear the Risk When Insurance Was Unavailable on the Market," Advise & Consult, Inc. – Defects & Disputes, April 2018

  • Co-author, "Duty to Defend Pre-Litigation Construction Defect Claims," DRI Spring 2017 In House Defense Quarterly, April 2017

  • Co-author, “This ‘Suit’ Is Defective: Examining An Insurer’s Duty to Defend Pre- Litigation ‘Right to Repair’ Construction Defect Claims,” Mealey’s Litigation Report, Construction Defects Insurance, November 2016

  • Co-author, “Tailoring A New ‘Suit’: Examining An Insurer’s Duty to Defend ‘Suit’ In Light of Changing Policy Language,” Mealey’s Litigation Report, Insurance, October 2016

 

Admissions

  • Louisiana

  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

 

Awards/Honors

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2018

  • Washington, DC Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2017

  • Assistant Bar Examiner, Code III, appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute

  • Louisiana Claims Association

  • New Orleans Claims Association

  • Louisiana Director, Military Spouse JD Network

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