We are an innovative, multidisciplinary law office, where attorneys and non-attorneys work together as partners. We serve as a source of advice and wisdom for our clients, and can solve problems through a sophisticated application of legal, scientific, and financial analysis.
|Laurence Eisenstein is a graduate of Harvard University magna cum laude and a graduate of Harvard Law School cum laude. Mr. Eisenstein has been handling insurance matters and complex litigation for twenty-five years, and has frequently been called upon to handle claims in excess of $100 million. He is a frequent speaker and author on insurance issues, both in the U.S. and in other countries, and has been widely quoted by the press on these topics.|
|Dr. John Malanchuk received a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Georgia, and an M.A. and a B.S. in Biology from SUNY/Plattsburgh. He has been a University Professor, a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Senior Executive Service, and an officer in an environmental company. Dr. Malanchuk has published extensively and has been handling environmental matters for over thirty-five years, and has been working on environmental insurance claims full-time for more than ten years.|
|David Biss is a graduate of American University with a B.S. in Business Administration. Mr. Biss has over ten years of experience in financial modeling for insurance claims recovery. In addition, he has extensive experience in insurance archeology, analysis of liability insurance policies, and reconstruction of historic cost data, and of corporate histories.|
|Margo Ramage, a Senior Consultant, has over twenty-five years of experience in the insurance industry, working for insurance companies and insurance brokerage firms on claims, underwriting, marketing, product development, and training. Ms. Ramage received a B.A. from the University of Dayton (Ohio) and holds numerous professional designations including Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), RIMS Fellow (RF), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Risk Manager (CRM). She is on the faculty of the National Alliance for Insurance Research and Education, where she is a frequent instructor for the Certified Risk Management International designation program.|
|Luke Malanchuk received his M.S. in natural resources from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in environmental science from Rhodes College. His research has focused on wetland ecology and management, with an emphasis on statistical modeling to estimate wildlife populations and habitat changes. He has published and presented his research at a variety of regional, national, and international conferences. Luke has also held positions working on wastewater discharge permits for the EPA, and wetland management in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. He brings a unique background of experiences to make him well-suited to work at the intersection of science and policy.|
|Sidney Vaught attended American University where she earned her B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Law & Society. Following graduation, Ms. Vaught worked for a political communications firm during the 2018 midterm elections. She then went on to attend Elon University School of Law where she graduated in December 2021. While at Elon Law, Ms. Vaught worked as a Spring and Summer Honors Law Clerk at the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. Additionally, while attending law school, Ms. Vaught received her Master of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. Ms. Vaught worked at the Environmental Justice Clinic during her time at Vermont Law.|
|Ellen Snyder is a graduate of Harvard University cum laude in chemistry and a graduate of Columbia University School of Law. Following clerkships with two federal judges, Ms. Snyder has handled legal work for a wide range of corporate and governmental entities over the past twenty-five years. Ms. Snyder has both a legal and scientific background, among other things having worked as a Systems Engineer for IBM Corporation.|