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Ms. Loupee

Emily Loupee

Area Senior VP Real Estate & Hospitality, Gallagher & Co.

Emily Loupee joined Gallagher & Co. in October of 2008 as an Account Executive in the Glendale office. She is part of a team of 20 professionals and is responsible for servicing existing accounts, developing new business accounts, and supervising Account Managers and Account Assistants. Ms. Loupee specializes in placing Professional and Management Liability for the Real Estate industry.

Ms. Loupee is the Co-National Director for the Real Estate Practice for Management and Professional Liability and operates as a knowledge resource for the country for both clients and other Gallagher brokers. She leads the placements for Management and Professional Liability policies for public and privately-held companies, with expertise in negotiating policy language, structuring complex programs and tailoring policies to fit each client.

Ms. Loupee helped craft and launch the Gallagher Real Pro Plus product geared toward providing comprehensive, real estate specific Management and Professional Liability for real estate companies.

Ms. Loupee is also the national Subject Matter Expert for Employment Practices Liability Insurance for the practice, and is responsible for leading the practice in EPL expertise, trends and issues. She authors several Market Condition reports and whitepapers each year on EPL trends and topics.

Ms. Loupee specializes in program design and coverage analysis for Management Liability, including Directors and Officers Liability, Cyber Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Crime Coverage, Kidnap & Ransom and Errors and Omissions Liability Coverage.

Ms. Loupee has experience broking for Fortune 100 companies as well as middle market companies and private companies. She has experience drafting policy language and performing detailed coverage comparisons and negotiating complex programs with over thirty insurance companies in the United States, Europe and Bermuda.

Please visit http://www.ajg.com for more information.

Ms. Loupee can be contacted at +1 818-539-2300 or emily_loupee@ajg.com

Coming up in December 2019...

Hotel Law: A Labor Crisis and Cyber Security

According to a recent study, the hospitality industry accounted for 2.9 trillion dollars in sales and in the U.S. alone, was responsible for 1 in 9 jobs. In an industry of that scope and dimension, legal issues touch every aspect of a hotel's operation, and legal services are required in order to conform to all prevailing laws and regulations. Though not all hotels face the same issues, there are some industry-wide subjects that are of concern more broadly. One of those matters is the issue of immigration and how it affects the ability of hotels to recruit qualified employees. The hotel industry is currently facing a labor crisis; the U.S. Labor Department estimates that there are 600,000 unfilled jobs in the industry. Part of the problem contributing to this labor shortage is the lack of H2B visas for low-skilled workers, combined with the difficulty in obtaining J-1 visas for temporary workers. Because comprehensive immigration reform is not being addressed politically, hotel managers expect things are going to get worse before they get better. Corporate cyber security is another major legal issue the industry must address. Hotels are under enormous pressure in this area given the large volume of customer financial transactions they handle daily. Recently, a federal court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission had the power to regulate corporate cyber security, so it is incumbent on hotels to establish data security programs in order to prevent data breaches. The lack of such programs could cause hotels to face legal threats from government agencies, class action lawsuits, and damage to their brand image if a data breach should occur. These are just two of the critical issues that the December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.