Practice/Industry Group Overview
Representing licensed entities and agents in the insurance industry, Adams and Reese advises clients on all matters before state insurance departments and the NAIC. Our experience on both sides of the insurance industry — enforcement and policymaking as well as industry counsel and defense — helps us leverage solutions with governing authorities that support a healthy insurance climate.
Reducing fines and getting licensure reinstated are the basics, in our opinion. At Adams and Reese, our relationships and understanding of the political and regulatory climate of the insurance industry has assisted multiple insurers and agents with keeping their rights under the law and sustaining their businesses.
Our team includes the former Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Louisiana who mobilized his office to process 950,000 claims and 6,000 complaints following Hurricane Katrina. Inviting senior claims officers to support the effort resulted in timely protection of citizens as well as stabilization of the state’s insurance industry.
Our experience extends to strategies that defeat potentially harmful legislation as well as development of model laws that encompass several states. If we must go to court, our attorneys have represented clients in some of the most technically challenging and precedent-setting cases.
Core Practice and Clients
Representing the small, rural agent or a Fortune 50 insurance company, Adams and Reese has earned credibility among insurance regulators for reasonable and fair representation. Our respectful approach to commissioners and administrative law and district court judges has resulted in positive outcomes for many clients — even when chances were slim.
Some of our core services include:
Licensing Issues: obtaining certificate of authority and representing agents in market conduct exams and other matters that threaten licensing.
Industry Counsel: leading efforts to protect a particular group from potentially harmful state or federal legislation as well as development of model laws for multi-state issues.
Transactions: assisting in the launch of new insurance enterprises, mergers and acquisitions and approvals before several state departments of insurance.
Litigation: including all aspects of alternative dispute resolution, litigation and appeal of license suspension, claims-related lawsuits and efforts to block potentially harmful legislation.
The attorneys at Adams and Reese offer you a comprehensive level of service that comes from deep industry experience and a passion for a fair insurance climate. Contact us with your career or agency needs.