Cozen O'Connor is pleased to announce that Joseph Rich, member of the firm's Subrogation & Recovery Department, has been selected by the board of directors of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) to serve as secretary on the board's Executive Committee. This position is one of four Executive Committee positions, and Rich's term will begin on November 8. NASP is the leading organization and advocate for the subrogation industry, maintaining and expanding relationships with other insurance associations, developing alliances with claims-focused groups, and providing education, training and networking opportunities for insurance claims professionals, litigators, experts and other service providers in the subrogation industry.
Rich has represented domestic and international property insurers in subrogation matters resulting from a wide variety of loss events, such as fires, water releases, product failures, mechanical system failures, roofing failures and deficiencies, and construct defects. He also advises clients on general litigation matters and has experience litigating professional negligence cases. He has extensive experience as lead counsel in the full gamut of subrogation and recovery matters, from significant construction defect cases involving improper roofing and re-roofing projects for condominiums and commercial buildings, to product liability cases against manufacturers of lithium batteries, consumer electronics, and a variety of plumbing components and related systems.