Coats Rose Director Elected as a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Commercial Transportation Litigation General Committee

NEW ORLEANS – June 29, 2017 – Coats Rose, P.C., a leading business transaction and litigation law firm, is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Haecker Ryan has been elected to serve as Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Commercial Transportation Litigation General Committee, for the 2017-2018 term. The committee is housed under the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Ryan’s term will begin on Aug. 13, 2017.
Ryan is a director in the commercial litigation section of the New Orleans office. Her practice focus is general civil litigation, with a concentration in construction, environmental, insurance defense and coverage, admiralty and pharmaceutical and medical device law. Elizabeth has litigated matters involving toxic tort, class action, maritime personal injury and property damages; personal property damage arising out of fire, products liability, pharmaceuticals, interstate transportation of hazardous substances; and the sale by maritime transporters, and truck and auto litigation. Ryan also serves as a mediator and an umpire in insurance appraisal matters, and is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.
The American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with over 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities. It is committed to doing only what a national association of attorneys can do: serving members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the U.S. and around the globe.
The ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section is the source of knowledge and leadership on trial practice and critical issues of justice that involve tort and insurance law. TIPS is focused on balance and diversity, bringing together plaintiffs, defense, corporate and in-house counsel to tackle issues confronting the legal profession.
About Coats Rose, P.C.
Coats Rose is a business transaction and litigation law firm based in Houston with a team of more than 90 attorneys who bring value to clients and perform legal work at the highest standards. For over 30 years, the firm has leveraged its vast legal experience to fulfill clients’ needs in numerous transactions and controversies, spanning construction/surety law, real estate law, affordable housing and community development, public finance, bankruptcy and business reorganization, commercial litigation, corporate and securities, insurance law, intellectual property, government relations, labor and employment law, mergers and acquisitions, tax, wealth planning and preservation, and health care. In addition to its headquarters in Houston, Coats Rose has offices in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and New Orleans. Learn more at



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