Through her meticulous attention to detail and insightful analysis, Simone is able to design a claims program and ultimately process claims with a high degree of acceptance and she has received feedback that her claims programs have been well received. Simone has a keen ability to build trust and rapport with parties and counsel, which make her claims programs both fair and professional.
Representative CLAIMS ADMINISTRATION Roles
- Claims Examiner appointed in The Weinstein Company Bankruptcy Plan to administer the Sexual Misconduct Claims Fund (also designed the claims process)
- Special Master in the Farruggio et al. v. 918 James Receiver, LLC (rehabilitation and assisted living facility) class action settlement
- Deputy Special Master in In re UCBH Holdings, Inc.
- Deputy Settlement Master in In re Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation
Simone has vast experience mediating many different types of cases. In addition to sexual assault and harassment cases, she has experience with Title IX matters, employment disputes, litigation funding cases, class actions, insurance coverage issues, antitrust matters, bankruptcy-related cases, and fee disputes. Simone is recognized for her pragmatic and empathic approach in her mediations. She remains sensitive to the emotionally charged nature of these high-stakes disputes and seeks to resolve them in a judicious and expedient manner. She commits herself to thoroughly understanding all issues involved in order to ensure an equitable process and outcome.
- Sexual Assault & Harassment Cases
Hundreds of mediations including sexual assault victims/survivors on one side, and individuals, estates, organizations (and their insurers), and/or other defendants on the other side; class action
settlement brought by the sexual abuse victim-survivors of Jeffrey Epstein against Deutsche Bank; class action settlement of various Plaintiffs and the NYAG against Harvey Weinstein and other Defendants, and Weinstein’s related companies; class action settlement of elder abuse claims by residents and residents’ families and estates in Farruggio et al. v. 918 James Receiver, LLC; the mediation and resolution of multiple issues related to Church abuse cases
- Title IX Matters
Mediations with educational institutions regarding compliance with Title IX
- Litigation Funding Disputes
Disputes about the enforceability of a litigation funding agreement
- Coverage Litigation
Extensive experience with GL, E&O, D&O, and Representation & Warranty policies
In re Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation; In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation
The Weinstein Co. Holdings LLC et al.; In re Fresh & Easy, LLC
- Consumer Class Actions
Kinder, Deborah, et al. vs. Meredith Corporation, et al.
- Fee Disputes
Fee disputes among counsel post mediation; fee disputes between counsel and client post mediation
- Securities Class Actions
Individual and class actions involving claims of fraud; cases alleging breach of fiduciary duty by financial advisors, brokers, etc.
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