Kimberly Holmes Perez Morris

Contact

kholmes@perez-morris.com

D | (860) 839-3103

O | (855) 580-7530

15 River Road

Suite 15B

Wilton, CT 06897

 

Practice

Insurance

Labor & Employment

Business Litigation

 

Education

Western New England University School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1997

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Bachelor of Arts, May, 1988

Kimberly Holmes

Lead Counsel, Specialty Lines

Kimberly Holmes serves as Lead Counsel, Specialty Lines for the firm. In that capacity, she oversees insurance industry referrals to the firm regarding claims for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small and midsize organizations across multiple industry verticals. Kim also manages all external relationships and collaboration with key industry brokers, claim counsel, and senior carrier claim and underwriting leadership on behalf of the firm. Kim works closely with the firm’s managing members and regional lead attorneys on various employment, business litigation, insurance, regulatory, compliance and litigation management matters across the country.

Prior to joining Perez Morris, Kim served in various legal, executive and management capacities within the insurance industry for over twenty years. Prior to her career in the insurance industry, she practiced employment law, after serving a one-year appointment as law clerk to the late Hon. E. Eugene Spear of the Connecticut Appellate Court.

Kim speaks frequently at national insurance and industry events and is regularly requested to participate in market and industry discussions evolving dialogue around the healthcare industry, management liability, cyber liability, risk mitigation, and the need for effective, ongoing communication between organizations and their multiple insurance industry partners.

 

Admissions

Connecticut

United States District Court, District of Connecticut, 1998

Maine, 2000

 

Memberships & Affiliations

 

Presentations

  • Speaker/Panelist, Crisis Communications & Reputational Harm, NetDiligence Virtual Cyber Risk Summit Philadelphia, July, 2020
  • Speaker/Panelist, Quarterly Cyber Risk Trends, Q1 2020, Advisen Webinar Series, April, 2020
  • Speaker/Panelist, Small Cyber: Is Ostrich Underwriting the Norm?, NetDiligence Cyber Risk SummitConference, Santa Monica, October, 2019
  • Speaker/Panelist, Executive Risk Program: Critical Analysis During Convergent Times, 23rd Annual Willis Towers Watson Health Care Forum, Chicago, July, 2019
  • Moderator, Sector Risk: Healthcare, NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit Philadelphia, June, 2019
  • Moderator, Somebody’s Watching Me…. Oh, Right, It’s My Watch and my Phone and my Television, Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference, Chicago, May 2019
  • Moderator, Medical Devices & the Internet of Things, NetDiligence Cyber Summit Conference, Santa Monica, October, 2018
  • Member, Advisory Board and Dual Panel Moderator, (1) Pre-Breach Services: Assessing What Your Organization Needs Most & (2) Post-Breach: Doing the Right Things to Protect Your Organization, Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference, Chicago, May, 2018
  • Speaker/Panelist, Phishing & Social Engineering, Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum, NYC, April 2018
  • Moderator, Healthcare D&O/EPL: Current and Emerging State of the Market, PLUS Healthcare & Medical PL Conference, Chicago, March, 2018
  • 3-Part Cyber Webinar Series, ID Experts & Arthur J. Gallagher – Jan/Feb/March 2018 Moderator, Preventive Cyber Tools & Services, January 2018 Speaker/Panelist, GDPR Planning: Actual Scenarios & Insurance Industry Response, February 2018 Moderator, GDPR vs. HIPAA vs. NYDFS – the New Compliance Frontier, March 2018
  • Moderator, Successful Recovery: Follow the Decision Tree, Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference, San Francisco, February 2018
  • Speaker/Panelist, Healthcare Forum, Information Security Summit, Cleveland, November 2017
  • Moderator, Up Periscope: Underwriting Cyber Risk, Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference, New York, NY, October 2017
  • Speaker/Panelist, Cyber Insurance: Increasing Impact & Influence on Incident Response, Privacy & Security Forum, Washington, D.C., October 2017
  • Speaker/Panelist, Sword vs. Shield: Using Forensics Pre-Breach in a GDPR World, PLUS Webinar, September, 2017
  • Moderator, The Financial Services Industry Speaks: Key Risk Management & Chief Privacy Officer Perspectives, SANS Data Breach Summit, Chicago, September, 2017
  • Conference Co-Chair/Advisory Board/Moderator, Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference, Chicago, IL, May 2017
  • Speaker, Ready or Not, Ransomware is Here: How to Handle an Attack, and Your Employees May Be Inviting in the Criminals, RIMS 2017, Philadelphia, PA, April 2017
  • Speaker/Moderator, ID Experts Webinar: Forensics Pre-Breach: Sword vs. Shield, December 7, 2016
  • Speaker, Podcast: Cyber Crime and The New Economics of Cyber Insurance, December 5, 2016
  • Moderator, The Market Response: Policy Developments, Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference, New York, NY, October 2016
  • Speaker, Insuring Against the Inevitable Breach–Board & C-Suite Focus on Cyber Risk, 4A Healthcare Data Security & Privacy Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, October 2016
  • Speaker, Health Care Data Security & Privacy Innovation, 4A Healthcare Data Security & Privacy Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, October 2016
  • Speaker/Panelist, Assessing Risks and Cyber Insurance Needs, Privacy & Security Forum, Washington, D.C., October 2016
  • Speaker/Panelist, Cyber Insurance, The 25th National HIPAA Summit, Washington, D.C. September 2016
  • Speaker/Moderator/Program Co-Chair, PHI Protection Network Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2016
  • Speaker, Cyber Insurance in an Evolving Liability Landscape: Informed, Strategic Expectations, Health Care Cyber Liability Symposium, HIMSS 2016 Conference, Las Vegas, NV, February 2016
  • Speaker/Panelist, Cyber Insurance & Emerging Legal/Regulatory Trends and Developments, Privacy + Security Forum, Washington, D.C., October 2015
  • Speaker/Panelist, PHI Protection Network Conference, Anaheim, CA, February 2015
  • Speaker/Panelist, Advisen Predictive Modeling Insights Conference, New York, NY, January 2015
  • Chairperson & Moderator, Health Care Cyber Liability Track, Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference, New York, NY, October 2014
  • Panelist, Webinar, The Liability Implications of Healthcare Reform, Advisen National Webcast, February 2014

 

Publications

  • Author, “What Healthcare Organizations Need to Know About Cyber Risk Management Tools and Services – If Considering Cyber Insurance, What to Expect From (And Ask Of) Your Cyber Insurer,” The Betterley Report, Cyber Insurance for Healthcare Market Survey – 2017
  • Author, Your Breach Team May Not Matter…Until it Does, December 7, 2016, IDExpertscorp.com
  • Author, Small Businesses and Cybersecurity Misconceptions—Things to Consider, November 14, 2016, IDExpertscorp.com
  • Author, Data Breach and Due Diligence: Why Boards Need to Get Involved with Cyber Insurance, September 19, 2016, IDExpertscorp.com
  • Author, “The Evolving Health Care Data Breach Enforcement Minefield,” Business Insurance, May 2014