Admitted to the Virginia bar 1995; District of Columbia bar 1996.
Education: University of Virginia (B.A. 1992; J.D. 1995).
Member: Supreme Court of Virginia, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Experience: Cohen & White LLP (Associate, 1995-1996; Summer Associate 1994); Patton Boggs LLP (Partner, 2009-2010; Associate, 2006-2009; 1996-2004); Dickstein Shapiro LLP (Partner, 2010-2011); 2011–present, Partner, Cohen Mohr.
Ms. Molnar advises and represents policyholders in pursuing and maximizing insurance coverage under a wide variety of policy forms, including directors and officers (D&O), professional errors and omissions (E&O), employment practices liability (EPL), general liability (GL), and fiduciary liability, among others. She also assists clients with evaluating policy forms and endorsements during the insurance procurement process.
Ms. Molnar’s insurance coverage experience includes underlying claims against insureds involving the False Claims Act, consumer protection statutes, securities laws, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, private equity activities, state attorneys general and federal government investigations, trademark and trade dress infringement, patent infringement, false advertising, subprime lending, regulatory violations, wrongful termination and a variety of business torts.
Her clients have included private equity firms and their portfolio companies, lending institutions, career colleges, manufacturers, nonprofit organizations and a leading global developer of luxury destination properties. Recently, Ms. Molnar was highlighted in the “Insurance: advice to policyholders” section of the 2011 edition of The Legal 500.
Prior to turning her focus to insurance coverage counseling and litigation, Ms. Molnar advised and represented clients in matters pertaining to federal, state and local government contracts, including civil False Claims Act lawsuits, bid protests, contract disputes and Congressional hearings. Ms. Molnar has also represented clients in a variety of commercial litigation and arbitration matters, including securities fraud, accounting fraud, professional negligence, misrepresentation and breach of contract.
As an insurance coverage lawyer with more than 12 years of government contracts experience, Ms. Molnar is uniquely qualified to assist clients with insurance matters specific to government contractors. As such, there are valuable synergies between the insurance coverage practice and the firm’s other practice areas.