Insurance & Reinsurance
Duane Morris “[r]epresents insurers in virtually all lines of coverage, with its robust disputes practice bolstered by key regulatory and reinsurance expertise. Also handles litigation and arbitrations of the highest complexity, as well as large environmental claims and commercial general liability cases.”
— Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
Duane Morris' Insurance and Reinsurance practice is a recognized leader in its field, among the true elite of law firms representing insurers' interests nationally. The Insurance and Reinsurance practice has received both a top-tier ranking in insurance law from U.S. News-Best Lawyers and is consistently ranked by Chambers USA as one of the most highly rated law firms in the United States for representation of Insurers in Insurance Dispute Resolution. The Legal 500 has also described Duane Morris as “one of the top international law firms for insurance coverage disputes.”
The Duane Morris Insurance and Reinsurance practice has more than 100 attorneys working in or through the firm's offices nationwide, including handling insurance cases from our offices in California (San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Lake Tahoe), Delaware (Wilmington), Florida (Miami), Georgia (Atlanta), Illinois (Chicago), Massachusetts (Boston), Nevada (Las Vegas), New York (NYC), New Jersey (Newark, Cherry Hill), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh), Texas (Houston), and Washington, D.C., as well as internationally in London and Singapore.
We handle the full range of insurance matters, from the routine to the most complex, and have a depth of experience in the field that is unsurpassed in the United States. Led by a core practice representing commercial liability insurers in general, excess and professional lines, we also vigorously represent clients operating in all lines of the insurance and reinsurance business, including property and casualty, life, accident and health, management and professional liability, financial lines, surety and financial guaranty. According to Chambers USA, Duane Morris is “[p]articularly adroit at handling large environmental claims.”
Duane Morris represents insurers in each of the stages of company life-cycle, from initial formation, licensing and drafting policies for start-ups, through financial and market conduct examinations, regulatory advice and litigation for market leaders, and even acquisitions and other changes in control and insolvency matters. The firm has established niches in efficiently and successfully managing run-off exposures. Chambers USA observes that Duane Morris is frequently “sought out by an enviable client roster featuring some of the largest players in the insurance space” and that we have “keen insight into the workings of London and European insurance markets.”
Some areas of focus include:
- Asbestos/Pollution/Health Hazard
- Bad Faith Defense
- Class Actions
- Corporate and Regulatory
- Directors & Officers
- General Liability — Primary and Excess
- Professional Liability
- Rehabilitation, Liquidation & Insolvency
- Specialty Lines
For More Information
For more information regarding Duane Morris’ Insurance and Reinsurance litigation practice, please contact Max H. Stern, Brian A. Kelly or any of the practice members referenced in the Attorney Listing.
For more information regarding Duane Morris’ Corporate and Regulatory Insurance practice, please contact Cameron F. MacRae III, Hugh T. McCormick or any of the practice members referenced in the Attorney Listing.