Principal and Board Member
Post & Schell PC
Gilden joined Post & Schell in 2006. She focuses her practice exclusively in the defense and representation of Pennsylvania employers and insurance companies/third party administrators in workers’ compensation proceedings.
“When I started practicing insurance and workers’ compensation defense in 2001, it was rare that employers were involved in the litigation,” she said. “However, as premiums and expenses have grown, so has the collaboration between employers, insurers and defense counsel. This … is essential as the laws and medical initiatives become more complicated.”
Gilden has represented commercial retailers, moving companies, trucking companies, local municipalities, health care providers and more.
She said the most challenging aspect of insurance defense “is processing the unfavorable decisions, particularly those that, in my judgment, should have been won. Those keep me up at night. I think any litigator mourns the losses longer than she celebrates the wins.”
Though the wins are exciting, “the most rewarding aspect of my career (is) the risk management aspect. It is fulfilling to work with an employer and know that I have made substantial improvements to the risk management process.”