Michael Gersie, Esq.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania Bar, admitted to practice November 2015
  • New Jersey Bar, admitted to practice May 2016

Education

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

  • Juris Doctor, May 2015
  • Winner and Sole Recipient of Best Student Performance: Refugee and Asylum Law
  • Relevant Coursework: Health Law I, II, and III; Health Law Legal Research; Health Care Fraud and Abuse; Bioethics; Reproductive Rights

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, May 2011
  • Phi Theta Kappa and Delta Epsilon Iota

Professional Experience

Reliance Standard Life Insurance - Philadelphia, PA
Long Term Disability Claims Examiner, September 2015 - Present

  • Prompt and thorough analysis of claims within departmental and regulatory guidelines
  • Develop and modify disability management plan to establish strategy and manage outcome(s)
  • Pro-actively communicate with claimants, policyholders, and physicians to resolve issues

Philadelphia Gas Works - Labor Relations Dept., Philadelphia, PA
Labor Relations Legal Intern, September 2013 - June 2015

  • Brief arbitration opinions and awards
  • Conduct grievances and arbitrations with Gas Workers Union
  • Gather and synthesize new labor law and arbitration cases

Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano - Workers’ Compensation Dept., Philadelphia, PA
Peggy Browning Fellowship, May 2014 - September 2014

  • Draft pre-hearing briefs and arguments for review, approval, and use by attorneys
  • Research and analyze complex Workers’ Compensation Law issues
  • Communicate with clients to provide case status updates and resolve client inquiries

New Jersey Division of Law - Dept. of Banking and Insurance, Trenton, NJ
Legal Intern, May 2013 - September 2013

  • Draft memoranda for Deputy Attorneys regarding insurance statutes
  • Prepare complaints and orders for civil enforcement actions against licensees

Additional Skills, Interests & Activities

  • Hiked the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in 2012
  • 2007 U.S. Lacrosse All-American, All-State, and All-South Jersey
  • 2007 All-South Jersey Football

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