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September 18, 2019

New York, NY – WSHB is pleased to announce that Julie Weerth has joined the firm as partner in its New York office.

Ms. Weerth began her career as a litigator in New York, specializing in labor law and coverage litigation. She joined AIG in 2006, where she held positions of increasing responsibility, including Chief Underwriting Officer of Excess Casualty and Vice President of Complex Casualty Claims.

“Julie brings a unique perspective and experience to every case, emanating from her years of managing and directing litigation in hundreds of complex casualty cases nationwide,” said Stephen Henning, one of the firm’s co-founders. “Her years of directing and managing complex, high-profile cases in a variety of practice areas gives her an edge in innovation and strategy, making her a ‘go to’ litigator throughout the State of New York.”

Weerth’s experience spans a number of practice areas, including class action, mass tort, products liability, construction defect, environmental pollution, sexual abuse, Title IX, discrimination, defamation, product disparagement, and public entities liability,
She has managed the insurance coverage litigation of some of the most high profile and precedent setting declaratory judgment actions of the last decade, with amounts in dispute frequently exceeding $100 million.

“New York is a competitive legal marketplace. WSHB’s commitment to carefully curated recruitment, practice area expansion, and technological investment secured its renowned success in the region and nationally,” said Weerth. “I am excited to join such a dynamic team, and I am honored for the opportunity to contribute to its future growth and success.”

She earned her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and her B.A. from St. John’s University. Julie is admitted to practice in New York, and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP

WSHB is a full service litigation firm with offices throughout the United States. The Firm has tried over 900 cases to verdict, and is internationally recognized for its exceptionally high rate of success. Since the Firm’s inception in 1997 by trial lawyers David Wood, Kevin Smith, Stephen Henning and Daniel Berman, WSHB has been known as the national “go to” firm for complex civil litigation in professional liability, employment, commercial, medical malpractice and healthcare, construction, environmental, real estate, transportation, subrogation, toxic tort and intellectual property litigation. Additionally, WSHB also regularly handles first and third party coverage issues for the London market. The Firm has been named one of the top four law firms in the nation for female lawyers, and one of the top five for diversity. WSHB’s lawyers take pride in each and every case and all ultimate results. Most of all, WSHB is proud of their organic growth which translates into consistent results and handling office to office.

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