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Zelle LLP Elects Three to Partnership

January 3, 2022

Zelle LLP is pleased to announce that Jennifer Hoffman, Heather Rankie and George Reede have been elected to the partnership effective January 1, 2022. The new partners work out of the Firm’s New York, Oakland and Washington, DC offices, respectively.

“Jennifer, Heather and George are terrific additions to our partnership” said Kerry Brown, a member of the Firm’s executive committee. “Each exemplifies the personal and professional qualities we strive for at Zelle.”

Jennifer Hoffman (New York office)

Jennifer’s practice focuses on all aspects of first-party property coverage and complex commercial litigation and insurance defense.  She has litigated numerous matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States.  She also has significant experience handling appraisals. 

Heather Rankie (Oakland office)

Heather’s practice is devoted to complex civil litigation, with a focus on representing clients who are victims of antitrust and unfair competition violations.  Heather has played a vital role in some of the nation’s largest antitrust cases, from pre-complaint investigation through litigation and resolution.  She has also briefed and argued cases at the appellate level. 

George Reede (Washington, DC office)

George advises and represents insurers regarding a wide variety of property insurance coverage matters. His litigation experience includes the biggest issues that have confronted the industry during the last 30 years, including natural disasters, terrorism, fraud, civil unrest and, most recently, COVID-19. He also advises insurers on drafting issues involving commercial property coverage forms.

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