Regen O'Malley

Of Counsel

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  • Biography

    Regen O'Malley concentrates her practice on the defense of insurers against both contractual and extra-contractual claims. She also regularly counsels insurers regarding complex coverage issues and represents insurers in defending and prosecuting declaratory judgment actions in coverage disputes. Her experience includes commercial general liability, professional liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, umbrella/excess, business property, life, homeowners, and automobile insurance policies.

    Regen also has substantial civil litigation/insurance defense experience, including complex litigation. She regularly defends insureds in the context of employment liability, non-profit liability, director and officer liability, insurance agent/broker liability, contractor and subcontractor liability and liquor liability.

    Regen practices in both state and federal courts. She has successfully handled numerous appeals both in the Connecticut Appellate and Connecticut Supreme Court as well as in the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals on matters ranging from civil rights and insurance-related actions to those involving legal and medical malpractice.


    • Connecticut
    • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
    • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


    Regen is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), Hartford County Bar Association (HCBA), and DRI. She has served the CBA as a member of both the House of Delegates and Board of Governors, and as Chair of the Insurance Law Section, where she remains on the Executive Committee. She also serves on the Bench Bar Committee of the HCBA and is an emeritus member of the Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court.

    Community Involvement

    Regen is actively involved in her community. She currently serves on the Board of the Connecticut Humanities Council, the 501(c)3 state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has volunteered for many years with the New Britain YWCA, including as President of the Board of Directors and as Chair of the bi-annual Women in Leadership Awards event. She also serves as a local alumni representative for Haverford College, conducting interviews and participating annually in college fairs.

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  • Representative Experience

    Seale v. GeoQuest, Inc., 189 Conn. App. 587, 588 (2019)

    Quorum Health Res., LLC v. Lexington Ins. Co., No. 3:11-cv-00449, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 179430 (M.D. Tenn. Feb. 25, 2015)

    Arciuolo v. Tomtec, Inc., No. 3:14-cv-00624 (JAM), 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143862 (D. Conn. Oct. 22, 2015)

    Call Ctr. Techs., Inc. v. Grand Adventures Tour & Travel Publ’g Corp., No. 3:03CV01036(DJS), 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 133572 (D. Conn. Nov. 19, 2009)

    Nat’l Publ’g Co. v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., 287 Conn. 664 (Conn. 2008)

    Universal Underwriters Ins. Co. v. Paradis, 285 Conn. 342 (Conn. 2008)

    Powell v. Infinity Ins. Co., 282 Conn. 594 (Conn. 2007)

    Small v. Going Forward, Inc., 281 Conn. 417 (Conn. 2007)

  • Publications & Presentations



    • Presenter at CBA CLE Program sponsored by Insurance Law Section: “Annual Review of Insurance-Related Case Law from 2014,” March 25, 2015
    • Moderator at CBA CLE Program sponsored by Insurance Law Section: “Insurance Coverage: 101,” January 23, 2014


  • Education


    J.D., Cum Laude, American University, Washington College of Law, 2002

    • American University Law Review

    B.A., Political Science, Haverford College, 1994


    The Honorable Anthony V. DeMayo Pro Bono Award, Connecticut Bar Association (2023)

    New England Super Lawyer® in Insurance Coverage and Civil Litigation: Defense (2017-2019)

    New England Super Lawyers, Rising Star® in Insurance Coverage (2008-2013)