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Insurance

We help manage risk and resolve complex claims.

Practices > Insurance

We provide legal advice to commercial, specialty, professional, and surplus line insurers.

Our experience covers the spectrum of insurance products in the market today, including commercial general liability, errors and omissions liability, directors and officers liability, public entity liability, wrap-up, builders risk, products and completed operations hazard, warranty, cyber, medical malpractice, professional & fiduciary liability, warehouse and carrier legal liability, employment practices liability, surety and fidelity, workers compensation and employers liability, farming and crop, species, jewelers block, commercial auto, equipment breakdown, protection and indemnity, ocean & inland marine, hull and cargo, health, property, and life insurance.

We represent insurers and their insureds, and cedants and their reinsurers in disputes involving high deductibles or self-insured retentions, umbrella and excess liability, and facultative, treaty, and other types of reinsurance.

Our clients rely on us to assist them in drafting endorsements and policy wordings for specialized risks. We work with them to prepare claims handling manuals, review and audit policy and program reserves, and provide guidance to corporations and risk management entities.

In regulatory matters, we coordinate and work with state agencies and insurance departments to ensure compliance of local rules and regulations. We also provide our clients with corporate and licensing advice.

Bad Faith

Our lawyers prosecute and defend bad faith actions for wrongful denials of tender, rescission, broker and cedant breach of fiduciary duty, and general insurer misconduct.

On behalf of underwriters, claims professionals, and policyholders, we help navigate through common law duties of good faith and fair dealing, statutory unfair claims practices acts, and consumer fraud and protection laws.

Casualty Defense

We represent corporations, municipalities, and individuals in complex property and casualty liability cases across the United States.

Our lawyers have defended general contractors, construction managers, developers, property owners, product vendors, manufacturers, distributors, warehouse owners, and trucking, shipping and marine entities in hundreds of cases.

Coverage

We handle sophisticated insurance coverage matters from every stage of proceeding.

We investigate claims, draft and issue coverage opinions, prosecute, defend, and try declaratory judgment and breach of insurance contract actions, and handle arbitrations and alternate dispute resolutions.

Our lawyers deal with a breadth of coverage issues, including third-party tenders of defense, additional insured status, late notice, trigger of occurrence, pollution exclusions, claims-made (and reported) wordings, products and completed operations, errors and omission claims, guaranty fund claims, insolvency and liquidation matters, allocation issues, and premium funding.

Reinsurance

Our lawyers assist and represent reinsurers and their cedants with their coverage, litigation, internal auditing, monitoring, and strategic market needs.

Subrogation

We represent the subrogated interests of property, marine, cargo, and other first-party insurers in litigation across the United States.

We view the practice as a cross-discipline requiring not only expertise in engineering and technical issues but also an understanding of the impact of insurance coverage, and frequently, state and federal regulations.

Our lawyers prosecute claims arising out of fires, pipeline ruptures, storage contamination, explosions, boiler, machinery and equipment breakdown, component part failure, gas and water leaks, and other accidents which lead to catastrophic losses.

Excellence and mutual respect are cornerstone principles of our firm culture.

We’ve worked hard to create and maintain a protected environment where our attorneys can nurture and exercise creativity, independent thinking, and common sense.

Our strength as a law firm lies in the diversity of our people and practices, which grounds our work and perspective. We are committed to pro bono and charitable activities and welcome the opportunity for our lawyers to serve in their communities.

 

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