BrownGreer PLC

Speaker Bio

Roma Petkauskas assists counsel, courts and companies with the development and implementation of complex claims settlement programs. Serving in the roles of a claims administrator and a Settlement Master, she provides subject-matter guidance on effective and efficient program implementation, internal controls, and fraud prevention and detection. Bringing her skills of efficient administration to bear, she handles projects of all sizes to the utmost satisfaction of her clients.

Roma currently manages the implementation of the national opioid settlements. In that role, she coordinates with settling states and subdivisions to make payments under the various national opioid settlements. Roma also implements settlements to resolve opioid litigation brought by tribes and tribal health organizations. She also oversees the implementation of all aspects of the NFL Concussion Settlement Program. The terms of the Program provide a wide range of benefits to retired NFL players, and Roma works with the Special Masters, Parties, and law firms representing the Players to ensure compliance with all requirements. Finally, Roma recently assisted the Court and Parties in managing data through the MDL Centrality platform in the largest MDL in U.S. History, In Re: 3M Combat Arms Earplug Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2885.

Her experience includes providing subject-matter guidance in developing fraud detection and prevention procedures. Recognizing that settlement programs are vulnerable to various attempts of fraud, Roma developed a state-of-the-art fraud detection and prevention program, using extensive fraud vulnerabilities assessment checklists and having advanced data analytics tools to observe and summarize trends to allow meaningful analysis. When needed, she works successfully with multiple law enforcement agencies on case referrals and assists with investigations and trials. In the administration of the Deepwater Horizon Settlement and its predecessor program, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, Roma accepted the “Coin of Excellence” from the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana for work to implement processes for fraud detection analytics, review, and referral of fraudulent claims to law enforcement.


When to see them

April 4

5:00 pm Court-Appointed Neutrals in Mass Torts Cristal 5