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Pamela M. Young
Vice President, Associate General Counsel

Pam Young serves as vice president and associate general counsel at the American Insurance Association. She has more than 23 years of experience in the property-casualty industry, covering issues pertaining to surplus lines and specialty insurance, professional and general liability matters, company and producer licensing, and tort reform. She is a long-standing member of the Executive Committee of the National Practitioner Data Bank, representing insurers at its meetings. Ms. Young represented AIA on the Maryland Workgroup on Lead Liability Protection for Rental Property that made recommendations to the Maryland General Assembly and is a member of a core team working to address insurer concerns with the current American Law Institute Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance project.

Ms. Young has been in the forefront on several major industry matters, including the work on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Producer Licensing Model Act, the industry’s legislative work on matters pertaining to subjects of abuse, the development of legislative responses to the medical malpractice crisis, and industry responses with respect to the Fair Housing Act. She has been a leading industry resource on Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act conformity and regularly makes presentations before surplus lines professionals that meet throughout the country.

Ms. Young received her J.D. from the New York University School of Law, during which time she won a national moot court competition, and her A.B. degree, cum laude and with distinction from Cornell University. Prior to coming to AIA, Ms. Young was the chief legislative counsel for the NAACP, where she testified before Congressional committees and lectured on major civil rights issues pertaining to employment, housing, and voting rights. She also worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York, and as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Syracuse, New York. Ms. Young started her legal career as a trial attorney for the Equitable Life Assurance Society.

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AIA’s Pamela Young speaks to Bloomberg News about sports concussion cases

August 8, 2017 - The coverage questions can be complicated by the need to interpret older general liability contracts, according to Pamela Young, associate general counsel for the American Insurance Association in Washington. “A key coverage issue is the knowledge certain entities,” such as “the NFL, had of concussion risks, which is alleged to go back decades,” Young said in an email. “The date of bodily injury, or injuries, and efforts to stack policies or limits with respect to them are likely areas of dispute in some or all of the concussion coverage cases.”...

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