Eckert Seamans Expands Professional Liability Capabilities with Addition of Jacquelyn Ager
September 13, 2021
Eckert Seamans is pleased to welcome Member (partner) Jacquelyn J. Ager to the firm’s Philadelphia office. She focuses her practice primarily in the defense of professional liability matters, regularly defending health care institutions, physicians, nurses, and other health care providers in complex medical malpractice litigation cases. She also counsels employers in a wide range of employment litigation matters.
Ager has taken cases from pre-litigation through state and federal courts, up to the Pennsylvania Superior Court and won, but some of her greatest accomplishments in the professional liability arena involve keeping clients out of court, minimizing potential losses by using the appropriate ADR modalities and resolving the matters early through settlement, mediation, and/or arbitration. Before entering private practice, she served in the Maryland Office of Legal Counsel and Regulatory Affairs, where she advised and briefed (then) Governor Parris N. Glendening on various legal, legislative, and policy issues, including the death penalty, judicial selection, handgun violence, procurement, and litigation against tobacco companies for reimbursement of state medical funding.
“Jacquie’s strong reputation in medical malpractice defense and employment litigation make her an important addition to our trial team and will bring immediate value to our clients,” said Albert G. Bixler, Member-in-Charge of Eckert Seamans’ Philadelphia office.
“Eckert Seamans is an undisputed leader in professional liability defense,” Ager said. “My new colleagues have the national platform, practice depth, and across-the-board strength I was seeking, and also share the same strong commitment to serving clients.”
Ager, who joins from Conrad O’Brien, earned her J.D., cum laude, from Washington College of Law at American University (1995) and an undergraduate degree from Ursinus College (1992). She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Active in the community, she serves as secretary and board member of the Sunshine Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that fulfills the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged, and abused children.