Alexis Stevens is a member of the firm’s Insurance + Reinsurance Group, where she counsels and represents insurers in complex coverage disputes. Her experience includes litigating matters in both state and federal court, as well as through traditional and Bermuda Form London arbitrations. Alexis also has substantial experience representing reinsureds and reinsurers in complex reinsurance disputes, and in counseling clients concerning coverage for reinsurance claims.
Alexis’ representative work included managing substantial document collection and production on a truncated timeline, successfully avoiding sanctions; prevailing in arguing for and defending against numerous motions to compel; obtaining a critical summary judgment ruling in complex arbitration—effectively halving issues to be finally litigated; securing favorable settlements and final awards for clients in multiple confidential arbitrations; and subsequently confirming final awards while successfully maintaining confidentiality.
Prior to entering private practice, Alexis served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph P. Flynn and the Honorable Francis M. McDonald, Jr. of the Connecticut Appellate Court. In addition, Alexis served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ramon E. Reyes, Jr., United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York. In that role, Alexis was responsible for drafting findings of fact and conclusions of law, reports and recommendations, discovery orders, and jury instructions; researching and analyzing legal issues presented to court on areas including labor and employment as well as intellectual property; clearing the Civil Justice Reform Act list each reporting period—complying with strict deadlines for issuing decisions and reports and recommendations; working closely with Judge Reyes during numerous settlement conferences; and assisting the Committee of Magistrate Judges in matters related to In re Hurricane Sandy Cases, including the creation of a system to help streamline thousands of pending insurance coverage lawsuits.