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In addition to an active policyholder advice and litigation practice, Nancy regularly writes and speaks on insurance coverage topics with a focus on D&O and securities-claims coverage issues and fidelity claims. Before founding Trahan Kornegay Payne, Nancy was a founding partner of Brown & Kornegay. Prior to that, Nancy practiced at Vinson & Elkins from 2001 until 2008.


NEW APPLEMAN INSURANCE LAW PRACTICE GUIDE, CHAPTER 8A (Brown, David H. and Nancy R. Kornegay, ed. 2014), published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender


  • August 2018 “The Ins and Outs of Business Interruption Insurance” article for an ALM periodical
  • February 2017 “Deja Vu All Over Again – Related Claims and Notice Issues Under E&O and D&O Policies” panelist and author at ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (ICLC) 25th Annual Midyear Meeting
  • 2015-2016 American Bar Association Professional Officers & Directors Liability Newsletter Editor
  • 2013 “Insurance Law Basics: Nuts & Bolts of Coverage” presentation at Houston Bar Association, Houston, Texas
  • 2012 “Notice of Claims in Claims-Made Insurance Policies” Strafford Live National Webinar
  • October 2011 “Professional Liability Insurance and Malpractice Issues for Entertainment Lawyers” Texas Bar Association Entertainment Law Institute
  • March 2011 “Applications for D&O Policies: Can What You Don’t Know Hurt You?” ABA Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar


  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2015 – 2018) listing in the field of insurance law
  • Named to Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Insurance law (2013 – 2016)
  • Selected to Super Lawyers© Rising Stars list (2010 – 2011)
  • Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (2016 to present)


  • J. D., University of Houston Law Center, 2001, with honors
  • Editor in Chief, Houston Law Review, 2000 – 2001


  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
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