Practice/Industry Group Overview
The Drinker Biddle insurance practice represents the leaders of the insurance industry, including property and casualty and life, health and accident families of companies, as well as agents, brokers, and reinsurers. General counsel, law and claim departments call our lawyers for tough assignments throughout the country and often overseas. Drinker Biddle’s insurance practice has produced what clients regularly characterize as “home run” outcomes, and has done so for over a century. These outcomes cross the full range of insurance challenges, from successfully defending class actions to defeating bad-faith claims to completing complex corporate transactions to resolving intense regulatory issues. Our lawyers know the insurance business. Members of the group have served in insurance company law departments, as claim professionals or as regulators.
Property and Casualty. We span the realm from policy drafting to negotiation and litigation of environmental coverage issues, high-profile bad faith unfair claim handling cases, and intellectual property related coverage problems. In some instances we serve as defense counsel for complex matters.
Life Insurance. We are a premier national life insurance and financial services practice. We provide counsel on all phases of life insurance and financial services operations. We are national “go-to” litigators for those issues.
Health and Accident Insurance. Our lawyers have substantial experience with all types of health care related corporate, litigation and regulatory matters. We have privatized state health plans, structured risk assumption arrangements for hospital systems and counseled insurers and employers on a range of ERISA issues.
Business and Professional Liability Insurance. We are nationally known for our practice in directors’ and officers’ liability, employment practices liability, general liability, errors and omissions (including mutual fund and investment adviser errors and omissions), fidelity and commercial crime liability, and lawyers’ professional liability. Our attorneys are experienced with all aspects of business and professional liability insurance including the defense of its insurance clients in litigation.
Corporate, Securities and Transactional. We assist clients with mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, sponsored demutualizations, formation of national distribution systems, and resolving “troubled company” issues.
Government and Regulatory. Our regulatory and government affairs lawyers have significant experience resolving issues in product design and approval, privacy and security compliance, structuring internal investigations by independent committees of boards of directors and defending against market conduct examinations.