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. Konstantin received a B.A. in Communications/Journalism from Loyola University Chicago and a Paralegal Certificate from Roosevelt University.

    Barrie Brejcha

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Assistant Vice President, Claims Counsel

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    Barrie Brejcha

    Assistant Vice President, Claims Counsel
    Barrie Brejcha joined Old Republic Professional in November 2023. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Barrie was in private practice for thirty years with the law firm of Baker McKenzie LLP, where she was a Partner in the North America Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group focusing on securities litigation and public company D&O insurance matters. Barrie later served as Senior Litigation Counsel and Senior Claim Director, Specialty Complex Claims at AXIS. She received a B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and a J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law where she was a member of the Loyola Law Journal.

    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.

    Temperance Gates

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Claims Counsel

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    Temperance Gates

    Claims Counsel
    Temperance Gates joined Old Republic Professional in August 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Temperance worked at Amtrust Financial Services as a Complex Claims Adjuster. Temperance holds a BA degree in Political Science from Spelman College and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.

    Judi Kahn

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Claims Counsel

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    Judi Kahn

    Claims Counsel
    Judi Kahn joined Old Republic Professional in April, 2023. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Judi Kahn worked at AmTrust North America as a Complex Claims Specialist. Judi Kahn holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona and a Juris Doctor degree from John Marshall Law School.   

    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.

    David Muller

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Vice President, Senior Claims Counsel

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    David Muller

    Vice President, Senior Claims Counsel
    David A. Muller joined Old Republic Professional in April 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, David was a Member at Bailey Cavalieri LLC, with a focus on public company D&O insurance matters. David received a B.A. in Political Science from The Ohio State University. David received his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he was a member of the Ohio State Law Journal.

    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.

    Rachel Sloan

    Claims Administration, Chicago
    Claims Specialist

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    Rachel Sloan

    Claims Specialist
    Rachel joined Old Republic Professional in July 2022. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Rachel worked at Porter Wright as a Paralegal. Rachel holds an AB in Legal Studies from Lansing Community College and a BBA in Accounting from Robert Morris University.

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