Alexis Polk Joachim
(504) 322-7070
ajoachim@pipesmiles.com
V-Card

Alexis P. Joachim practices in the area of insurance and reinsurance. She counsels insurers on third-party liability and first-party insurance coverage and litigation issues, including construction defect, automobile (garage, uninsured motorist and personal injury protection), professional liability, property loss and pollution claims, as well as issues of multi-year trigger, additional insureds, contractual indemnity and claims between insurers. Previously, Ms. Joachim practiced law in Washington, D.C. for five years where she counseled insurers on healthcare, toxic tort and environmental coverage and litigation disputes.

Experience

Coverage counsel for various general liability insurers in direct action suits filed by third-party claimants against insureds and their insurers.

Represented insurers in a London arbitration regarding indemnity sought by an insured with respect to the cost of remediating damage from an oil spill.

Obtained summary judgment in favor of insurer against claim for contribution by other insurer (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama).

Education

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2007;
Law Excellence Award in Obligations and Business Administration; Member, Loyola Journal of Public Interest and Loyola Maritime Law Journal; Order of the Barristers, Moot Court Board

Louisiana State University, B.A., magna cum laude, in Mass Communications, 2004

Memberships and Affiliations

Louisiana Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar
Defense Research Institute
Louisiana Claims Association
New Orleans Claims Association
Assistant Bar Examiner, appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court
Louisiana Director, Military Spouse JD Network

Publications

Author, “Policyholders Bear the Risk When Insurance Was Unavailable on the Market,” Advise & Consult, Inc. – Defects & Disputes, April 2018

Co-author, “Duty to Defend Pre-Litigation Construction Defect Claims,” DRI Spring 2017 In House Defense Quarterly, April 2017

Co-author, “This ‘Suit’ Is Defective: Examining An Insurer’s Duty to Defend PreLitigation ‘Right to Repair’ Construction Defect Claims,” Mealey’s Litigation Report, Construction Defects Insurance, November 2016

Co-author, “Tailoring A New ‘Suit’: Examining An Insurer’s Duty to Defend ‘Suit’ In Light of Changing Policy Language,” Mealey’s Litigation Report, Insurance, October 2016 Speaking Engagements

Presenter, “Misrepresentations in Applications of Insurance,” Louisiana Claims Association Education Conference (June 2019)

4th Annual Southeast Construction Defect & Dispute Conference – (October 2018)

Recognition

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers – Rising Stars

Selected to the Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2017-2018

Admissions

Louisiana
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois