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Chair, Insurance & Reinsurance Group

Regina E. Roman

Partner, General Counsel

617.227.3030
roman@sugarmanrogers.com
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Regina is chair of the firm’s Insurance & Reinsurance practice group. For over three decades, she has represented national and local insurers in coverage disputes with insureds and other carriers, in bad-faith claims, and as a trusted advisor on a variety of business issues, including policy drafting and claims-handling best practices.

Recently named by Best Lawyers in America as Boston’s “Insurance Lawyer of the Year,” Regina is known for her deep industry knowledge, quick analysis, and pragmatic judgment. She has represented carriers in matters throughout New England, in the Mid-Atlantic states and across the country. She currently serves as east-coast coverage counsel for a major insurer of attorneys, and as New England regional extra-contractual counsel for a national professional-liability carrier. For almost three decades, she has been primary coverage counsel for one of the largest homeowners’ carriers in Massachusetts.

Regina also devotes a significant portion of her practice to the representation of other attorneys. She is frequently retained as personal counsel for insured attorneys and as monitoring counsel for insurers in the defense of complex professional-liability matters. She has handled a number of appellate cases raising issues of first impression in Massachusetts, including whether a client can assign a legal-malpractice claim to someone else, and what standard govern business transactions between lawyers and their clients. Regina also has significant experience representing lawyers and law firms in cases involving law-firm breakups, partnership disputes, and fee disputes, and she provides advice to professionals and firms on the drafting and revision of partnership agreements, on ethics questions, and on matters of insurance and risk management.

Since 2013, Regina has served on the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, to which she was appointed by the state’s Supreme Judicial Court. Since 2009, she has served on the SJC’s standing advisory committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Regina is Sugarman Rogers’s general counsel. She was the firm’s managing partner for more than 17 years, having been one of the first female managing partners in a Boston law firm.

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Memberships and Appointments
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  • Member, Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers (2013-Present)
  • Member, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct (2009-Present)
  • Hearing officer, Board of Bar Overseers (1998-2004)
  • Boston Bar Association (Co-Chair, Ethics Committee, 2007-2011; former Co-Chair, Professional Liability Committee)
  • Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (former Co-Chair, Senior Practice Group)
Writing and Speaking
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  • “Duties to Colleagues,” Ethical Lawyering in Massachusetts (MCLE Inc., 2015)
  • Contributing author, “Professional Liability Insurance Coverage: A Compendium of State Law” (DRI Defense Library Series, 2012)
  • “Introduction of Evidence: An Overview,” A Practical Guide to Introducing Evidence (MCLE, Inc., 3rd Edition 2007 & Supp. 2009, 2011)
Honors
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  • “Lawyer of the Year,” The Best Lawyers in America (Insurance Law) 2013, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America (Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Law) 2007-2017
  • Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America, 2010, 2007