Old Republic Professional Claims Handlers

    Konstantin Bezzubov

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Paralegal

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    Konstantin Bezzubov

    Paralegal
    Konstantin Bezzubov joined Old Republic Professional in 2021. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Konstantin worked at several leading law firms in addition to private and public companies as a paralegal and risk administrator.

    Michael Carney

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Senior Claims Counsel

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    Michael Carney

    Senior Claims Counsel
    Michael G. Carney joined Old Republic Professional in 2017. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Michael was in private law practice at a boutique civil litigation defense firm, where his practice was focused on the defense of professional liability claims. Michael received a B.A. in history from Fordham University. He received a J.D. from the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Journal.

    Vivian Y. Cohn

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel

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    Vivian Y. Cohn

    Senior Vice President, General Counsel
    Vivian joined Old Republic Professional in 1990. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Vivian was in private practice for ten years as a partner in an insurance defense firm. Vivian received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received a J.D. from the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law where she was a member of the Loyola Law Review.

    Michael W. Early

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

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    Michael W. Early

    Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
    Mike Early joined Old Republic Professional in 2000. Before joining Old Republic Professional, Mike was in private practice, engaged in commercial litigation, bankruptcy and professional liability defense matters. Mike was also an attorney with the City of Chicago Department of Law, Commercial and Policy Litigation Division, where he gained extensive trial experience defending the City of Chicago. Mike received a B.A., with honors, from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He received a J.D. from Duke University.

    Carolyn Kang

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Senior Claims Counsel

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    Carolyn Kang

    Senior Claims Counsel
    Carolyn joined Old Republic Professional in May 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Carolyn worked as Senior Claims Manager at AmTrust Financial Services. Carolyn holds a BS from Michigan State University and received her J.D. from Indiana University School of Law.

    Justin Malenius

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Associate Claims Counsel

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    Justin Malenius

    Associate Claims Counsel
    Justin K. Malenius joined Old Republic Professional in 2021. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Justin was in private law practice, engaged primarily in commercial litigation, bankruptcy and real estate matters. Justin received a B.A. in Individualized Study from New York University. He also received a J.D. and certificates in the areas of Health and Taxation Law from the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.

    Heather Plunkett

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Claims Counsel

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    Heather Plunkett

    Claims Counsel
    Heather Plunkett joined the Old Republic Professional Claims Group as Claims Counsel in June 2019. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Heather was in private practice at a Chicago law firm where her practice was focused on insurance defense, insurance coverage and appeals for over 15 years. Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago, School of Law.

    Lauren Rafferty

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Claims Counsel

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    Lauren Rafferty

    Claims Counsel
    Lauren joined Old Republic Professional in April 2021. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Lauren worked as an Associate Attorney at Lindsay, Pickett & Postel, LLC. Lauren holds a BS from Syracuse University and received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

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