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Insurance & Reinsurance Litigation

LeClairRyan’s Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation team comprises a deep bench of attorneys with decades of experience representing and counseling clients in a full spectrum of insurance-related matters – from drafting policies to defending businesses in complex litigation. Our keen understanding of the issues insurers, reinsurers, agents, and brokers face on a day-to-day basis enable us to achieve strategic gains for our clients.

We routinely defend insurance entities, which range in size from local and regional insurers to some of the most prominent companies in the industry, before courts across the nation as well as arbitration panels in the United States and abroad. By taking a multidisciplinary approach to the issues our insurance clients face, we consistently provide legal strategies and business solutions geared toward reducing business risk and growing the enterprise.

Our attorneys possess the depth of knowledge and experience required to address a variety of insurance and reinsurance matters, including some of the most high-profile issues affecting the industry. The types of matters we handle include:

  • Drafting insurance policies
  • Interpreting disputed contract terms
  • First- and third-party coverage disputes
  • Subrogation actions 
  • Contractual disputes involving the interpretation of facultative reinsurance as well as misrepresentation and nondisclosure claims
  • Reinsurance litigation and arbitration
  • Broker and agency issues
  • Bad faith litigation
  • Corporate and regulatory disputes
  • Directors and officers liability coverage
  • Professional liability coverage
  • Assisted living facility and physical therapy insurance coverage
  • Constitutional challenges to state insurance statutes
  • Disputes relating to financial reinsurance products
  • Insurance disputes arising out of toxic torts, products liability (including pharmaceutical), environmental, and other long-tail losses
  • Excess lines coverage and disputes
  • Specialty lines litigation
  • Unfair and deceptive insurance claims settlement practices litigation
  • Comprehensive general liability policy coverage litigation