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 is a recognized leader in the insurance and reinsurance industry, among the true elite of law firms representing insurers' interests in coverage and litigation matters and counseling on corporate, regulatory and transactional issues. Duane Morris 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 group has more than 100 attorneys working in or through the firm's offices nationwide, including handling insurance cases from our U.S. offices in California (San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Lake Tahoe), Delaware (Wilmington), Florida (Miami), Georgia (Atlanta), Illinois (Chicago), Maryland (Baltimore), Massachusetts (Boston), Nevada (Las Vegas), New York (NYC), New Jersey (Newark, Cherry Hill), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh), Texas (Houston, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth), and Washington, D.C.. The firm also represents clients in Washington state and Maine by way of our presence in Seattle and Bangor. Duane Morris also has extensive experience in international insurance markets, operating through the firm’s offices in London, Singapore and Vietnam.

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 team 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 the company life cycle, from initial formation, licensing and drafting policies for startups, 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.”

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