Reinsurance and Insurance

Schiff Hardin's reinsurance and insurance practice has gained international recognition for the sophisticated and inventive representation it regularly provides to insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries in a diverse array of corporate, regulatory and litigation matters. These include:

  • Reinsurance disputes
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Insurance insolvency proceedings
  • Class action defense and appellate practice¬†
  • A wide variety of regulatory and transactional issues in both the traditional and alternative risk markets

Schiff Hardin's reinsurance and insurance practice is truly international in scope. We have experience in the structure, custom and practice of the industry, including its major markets in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Bermuda and Japan.

Our attorneys have cost-effectively handled matters ranging from a few hundred thousand dollars to bet-the-business allegations implicating hundreds of millions of dollars. These include not only specific areas such as insolvency, reinsurance and coverage, but also a variety of complex commercial disputes that do not fit within the usual categories. We have served as national coordinating counsel in complex claims litigation. We often serve as appellate counsel in cases other firms have handled at trial. We represent insurers in ERISA cases, class actions, intellectual property disputes, employment cases and managing general agency disputes.

In small and large matters alike, we offer our clients in the insurance industry the sophisticated services of large firm lawyers who have a deep understanding and long-term experience of the industry.

Schiff Hardin's long history of achieving favorable results is widely recognized. The leaders of the practice have been featured in numerous national publications for their knowledge of the field. In just the past few years, Schiff Hardin partner David M. Spector has been acknowledged in publications such as:

  • Euromoney Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group's The Best of the Best 2003
  • The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (2003, 2004, and 2005).

A National Law Journal nationwide survey identified Mr. Spector as one of the nation's leading insurance regulatory and appellate lawyers. Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008) described Mr. Spector as "a 'tough and tenacious' lawyer with "an awe-inspiring amount of experience.'"


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