Practice/Industry Group Overview
Edwards Wildman's Insurance and Reinsurance Complex Commercial Litigation team regularly represents insurance and reinsurance clients with respect to their most pressing commercial, corporate and regulatory disputes. Combining in-depth industry knowledge with world class litigation experience, our Insurance and Reinsurance Complex Commercial Litigation team is able to achieve creative and superior results for our insurance clients' most complex problems. Our team appears regularly before courts, tribunals and regulators around the world.
In addition to coverage related matters, our team has advised and defended insurance industry clients on commercial matters ranging from antitrust to unfair trade practices, including consumer fraud, corporate governance, securities, trade secret, ERISA, employment, executive compensation, intellectual property, contract and distribution related matters. We also regularly represent clients in internal investigations and before insurance regulators, state attorneys general, and other governmental regulators, including the SEC.
Our lawyers have successfully helped our clients navigate through the most critical issues faced by the insurance industry over the past 15 years, including vanishing premium, market timing, bid rigging/contingent commissions, revenue sharing STOLI, after market auto parts and suitability issues, institutional bad faith and class action claims against insurers based on company-wide practices, as well as the defense of claims of discriminatory underwriting, including race and age based discriminatory practices. Because of our industry focused experience, we are able to work with clients to help identify emerging issues with the aim of avoiding litigation. Should the need arise, however, we are well poised to defend our insurance clients whenever and wherever necessary.