Michael Aylward has been named to serve as President-Elect of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel at the ACCEC’s recent annual meeting in Chicago. The ACCEC focuses on educating all sectors involved in the field of insurance law – including the judiciary, legal and insurance professionals; law students and businesses; a prestigious association that represents the interests of insurers and policyholders.
Along with holding leading roles in many major bar associations (DRI, FDCC, and IADC), Aylward was a member of the original group that launched the idea of forming an American College for insurance coverage lawyers. As a founding member, he has served on the ACCEC’s Board of Regents since the College’s creation in 2012, organized the CLE programming for the first Annual Meeting in April 2013, co-organized an insurance litigation symposium at the Boston College Law School in January 2016, and has spoken on many of the panels at Annual Meetings.
“My hopes and goals for 2019 are to find new ways to harness and share the vast pool of experience and expertise that our Fellows have,” states Aylward. “While there are other insurance bar associations that have a select membership, our College is unique both with respect to the elite quality of our Fellow and in that its members reflect the ‘best of the best’ of the elite lawyers representing insurers and policyholders in coverage disputes and bad faith cases around the country. My hope is that we can find new ways to make this College a rewarding (and fun) experience for them, while also raising the profile of the College within the legal and insurance communities so that the College is understood and appreciated as the objective resource that it truly is.”
Aylward is a partner in the Boston office of Morrison Mahoney LLP, one of the northeast region’s leading litigation firms, where he chairs the firm's complex insurance claims resolution group. His new appointment as President-Elect of the ACCEC is added to a strong portfolio of Aylward’s well established involvement in the industry.