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Carol A. Pisano - Counsel to the Firm

CAROL A. PISANO graduated with honors from the State University of New York (1976), and with distinction from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law (formerly Hofstra Law School) (1979), where she was an Articles Editor for the Law Review. She is admitted to practice before the State and Federal Courts of New York, New Jersey and Maine, and is a member of the bar of the Federal Court of Appeals of California and the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Pisano’s specializes in insurance coverage matters, with an emphasis in the area of fidelity and surety law. She has been a speaker at numerous seminars presented by the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee (“FSLC”), a division of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (“TIPS”) of the American Bar Association (“ABA”); The Fidelity Law Association; and the Surety Claims Institute (“SCI”). The topics of her presentations are discussed in several of her published articles, including The Outsourcer’s Apprentice: Employee or Illusion, which was featured in the Summer of 1997 as the cover article for the ABA TIPS quarterly, The Brief; Interpretation and Construction of the Commercial Crime Policy, published in the Commercial Crime Policy, 2nd Ed., ABA 2005 (co-authored with Robert Duke); Avoiding “Contact” Fouls, Attorneys Seeking Information from Current and Former Employees: How to Proceed Without Committing Ethical Violations, published in conjunction with the June 2006 program of the SCI (co-authored with Lana Glovach); The Development of the Commercial Crime Policy: 66-Years of Evolution, published in the Annotated Commercial Crime Policy, 2nd Ed., ABA 2006 (co-authored with Richard S. Mills);  Recent Cases, Amendments, and Considerations Regarding the AIA A312 Payment Bond, published in the Summer 2008 edition of the FSLC Newsletter (co-authored with Christopher Kunkel); An Update on the Payment Bond Surety’s Ability to Enforce a Conditional Payment Provision in its Principal’s Subcontract, published in the Winter 2010 edition of the FSLC Newsletter (co-authored with Adam Schwartz); Retaliatory Litigation, published in the Annotated Financial Institution Bond 3rd Ed. (co-authored with Richard S. Mills); and Interpretation and Construction of Endorsements: Harmony or Discord, to be published in January of 2014 in conjunction with the FSLC’s midwinter program titled: “Expansion and Contraction: Adding to and Subtracting from the Standard Bond”, (co-authored with Richard S. Mills).

From 2007 through 2009, Ms. Pisano served as a member of the ABA’s Annual Meeting Program Special Standing Committee. She is currently a co-chair of the Payment Bond subdivision of the FSLC, a position that she has held since 2007. Ms. Pisano is especially honored to serve pro bono as a Trustee and member of the Legal Committee of the Heisman Trophy Trust, a 501(3)(c) charitable organization charged with the stewardship of the Heisman Trophy, college football’s most prestigious award.  The Trust’s charitable mission focuses on creating better opportunities for the youth of our country through amateur athletics.