Lisa J. Smuckler, JD, CRIS, ERIS
Senior Research Analyst, Corporate Counsel
Ms. Smuckler is a principal contributing author and coeditor of Contractual Risk Transfer. She holds the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation and the Energy Risk and Insurance Specialist (ERIS) certification.
Ms. Smuckler began her career as an attorney working for two preeminent law firms in Chicago, where she specialized in complex commercial litigation and insurance coverage matters. Ms. Smuckler represented insurance companies in an extensive array of insurance coverage disputes, including construction defect, advertising injury, professional liability, environmental, reinsurance, and extra-contractual claims. She also represented insurers in direct action lawsuits involving products liability, wrongful death, environmental, and toxic tort claims, as well as provided litigation management and monitored class action lawsuits, multidistrict litigations, and other high-exposure claims on behalf of excess insurers. Prior to joining IRMI, Ms. Smuckler held a dual role as an account executive and in-house counsel for a class action administration company located in the Midwest, where she specialized in a wide variety of transactional, intellectual property, employment, and compliance matters.
Ms. Smuckler received a B.A. degree in French with Honors and Distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law.