Phyllis Ingram

Phyllis A. Ingram


Phyllis A. Ingram


  • Overview


    Phyllis Ingram has practiced law for more than 30 years, concentrating on the representation of clients in the areas of management and professional liability insurance coverage and defense, municipal defense litigation - including federal Section 1983 and municipal liability litigation - Title VII and employment related litigation, negligence law, and other insurance-related matters. Phyllis is a member of the firm’s Insurance + Reinsurance Group.

    Phyllis regularly represents insurance, corporate, and municipal clients on a broad range of legal matters, including insurance coverage and professional liability matters, adversary proceedings and liability issues. She has argued numerous appeals in New York’s appellate courts and has successfully argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

    Recognition and Involvement

    Phyllis is an active member of her community and has lent her support to many educational and community-related causes while she has practiced law and raised her three daughters.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Representation of a D&O insurer in connection with coverage issues arising in connection with the defense and settlement of an SEC investigation involving principals of a private equity firm. *

      • Representation of a D&O insurer in coverage litigation arising from the bankruptcy of a large, publicly-traded company. *

      • Representation of a not-for-profit client in connection with the defense of False Claims Act litigation that resulted in the settlement of the claims negotiated with the offices of the New York State Attorney General and the United States Attorney General and the settlement with private counsel of the individual relators’ claims of retaliation. *

      • Representation of a municipality in the defense of a federal Section 1983 wrongful conviction deprivation of rights action which included extensive motion practice and resulted in a settlement before trial. *

      • Representation of a municipal client in a declaratory judgment action seeking coverage for wrongful acts alleged in the federal Section 1983 wrongful conviction action including preparation of appellate briefs. *

      • Representation of a municipality in a declaratory judgment action seeking defense for its volunteer employees for asserted wrongful employment related acts in a federal civil rights action with the successful stay of discovery of the underlying action pending a determination of the coverage question. *

      • Representation of a corporation in the defense of Title VII litigation brought by the EEOC and multiple intervenor plaintiffs with the successful preclusion of joinder of additional plaintiffs and settlement of all claims. *

      • Representation of municipality in the defense of a federal Section 1983 action involving a deprivation of rights claim with summary judgment granted in favor of the municipality. Successfully drafted appellate briefs and conducted oral argument at the Second Circuit with an affirmance of the lower court’s summary judgment decision. *

      • Representation of a private client in an action to vacate a several hundred thousand dollar judgment wrongfully entered against him with the successful reversal of its entry on appeal from the Appellate Division Second Department. *

      • Representation of a municipality in the defense of a negligence action brought by a paraplegic injured in a motor vehicle accident with summary judgment awarded to the municipality and affirmed on appeal by the Second Department. *

      • * Attorney Ingram was counsel in these representative transactions prior to joining Robinson+Cole.

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    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      New York State Bar Association

      Professional Liability Underwriting Society
    • Publications


      "Perspectives: Environmental, social and governance considerations for corporations, D&O insurers," co-authored with Sedgwick M. Jeanite, published in Business Insurance (2/16/2021)

    • Presentations


      "Environmental, Social + Governance (ESG) and Beyond: Reaching for Excellence in Corporate Responsibility," co-presented with Sedgwick M. Jeanite, Abby M. Warren, James P. Ray and Virginia E. McGarrity (6/17/2021)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • February 26, 2021

        Phyllis Ingram and Sedgwick Jeanite Author Article on ESG Considerations for Corporations, D&O insurers

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