Jeanne M. Kohler: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Jeanne M. Kohler

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Business Law
  • Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Litigation
  • Reinsurance
University Hofstra University, B.A., 1991
Law SchoolHofstra University, J.D., 1995
Admitted1996, New York


Association of Professional Insurance Women
New York State Bar Association

BornNew York, N.Y., March 11, 1970

Jeanne is Chair of the Firm's Insurance and Reinsurance Department. She counsels U.S. and international insurers and reinsurers in complex matters. She regularly represents and counsels insurers, cedents, reinsurers, and retrocessionaires on claims, coverage and regulatory issues across all lines of business.

Jeanne has represented insurers and reinsurers in numerous litigations, mediations and arbitrations involving facultative and treaty reinsurance with respect to a variety of issues including allocation, aggregation, number of occurrences, follow the fortunes, late notice, salvage and subrogation recoveries, inuring insurance and/or reinsurance, warranties, rescission, commutations, offset, insolvency, contract wordings, claims handling and other coverage issues. These matters involved property and casualty and life and health reinsurance, as well as financial and surety products. Jeanne has also represented insurers, brokers, third-party administrators and managing general agents and underwriters in disputes.

In addition, Jeanne has negotiated and drafted settlement agreements and commutation agreements on behalf of clients. She also has extensive experience drafting reinsurance contracts and assisting clients in the review and analysis of reinsurance contracts.

Jeanne has represented some of the world's leading insurers and reinsurance companies in numerous arbitrations which are confidential. Representative experience includes:
•Jeanne successfully represented a reinsurer with respect to its denial relating to the aggregation of claims under the event wording of a catastrophe treaty.

•She won a multi-million award for her client with respect to asbestos billings, where the issues involved aggregation and follow the fortunes.

•She successfully represented a reinsurer in arbitration concerning its denial of a multi-million dollar medical malpractice loss ceded to it in a matter involving late notice and bad faith claims handling.

•Jeanne has prevailed in matters on behalf of reinsurers with respect to subrogation recoveries.

•She has represented various reinsurers in matters relating to two major Pennsylvania Liquidations and other insolvencies.

•Jeanne has also represented a leading aviation insurance pool in litigations to secure increases in LOCs, necessitated by 9/11 and other large aviation losses.

•She has successfully represented reinsurers in multiple arbitrations involving surety bond claims.

•She has prevailed in matters for insurers in disputes with their managing general agents regarding a variety of issues, including profit commissions.

•She has also successfully represented insurers in a variety of disputes with their insurers.

Before Edwards Wildman

Jeanne joined the firm in 1999, prior to which she was an associate with another law firm.

Reinsurance Association of America - Re Claims: Reinsurance Claims and Loss Management
October 15-16, 2014

Edwards Wildman will be a sponsor of the Reinsurance Association of America - ReClaims: Reinsurance Claims and Loss Management Conference on October 15-16, 2014 in New York, NY. event
AIRROC Boston Regional Education Day
April 9, 2014 event
AIRROC/R&Q 2013 Commutation & Networking Event
October 13-16, 2013 event
Reinsurance Association of America - Re Claims: Reinsurance Claims and Loss Management
October 9-10, 2013 event
Reinsurance Association of America's Re Claims Seminar
September 12-13, 2012 event
Brokers & Reinsurance Markets Association (BRMA) 2008 Committee Rendezvous
March 30, 2008 - April 1, 2008 event
Alan J. Levin to moderate Transatlantic Reinsurance Disputes: Analyzing the Key Differences
May 8, 2006

Alan J. Levin, a Partner in our Hartford and New York offices, moderated the Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge sponsored event, Transatlantic Reinsurance Disputes: Analyzing the Key Differences, on May 8, 2006, at the Marriott in Stamford, CT. Speakers included Vincent J. Vitkowsky, a Partner in our New York office, Michael P. Thompson, a Partner in our Stamford office, and Jeanne M. Kohler, a Partner in our New York office. event
Essential Reinsurance Litigation & Arbitration Training From The Experts
November 7 - 8, 2005 event
Not for the Faint of Heart
August 2003

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Jeanne M. Kohler

750 Lexington Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-1200


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