Strasburger represents primary and excess insurers and reinsurers in a wide array of coverage and defense matters, including complex litigation before state and federal courts throughout the United States and abroad, as well as before arbitration panels. Our attorneys have been involved in the conception of specialty insurance programs and have provided critical assistance with large claims that implicate multiple layers and periods of coverage.
Coverage and Underwriting Advice
Strasburger's attorneys identify and analyze coverage issues, advising prior to issuance of the policy and throughout the course of coverage litigation, including any appeal. Many of our insurance clients serve specialty markets such as risk pools, governmental liability, and professional errors and omissions. Our experience in analyzing and researching the legal issues arising in those markets helps underwriters formulate coverage proposals that protect the carrier and potential insureds. Strasburger then works with the underwriters, assisting with the drafting of coverage documents in unique and difficult markets. Our experience with coverage documents and endorsements helps carriers limit unintended coverage or gaps in coverage. Once these documents are in place, we address issues raised by a range of policies — including primary and excess policies, as well as reinsurance treaties, and facultative certificates. Strasburger also guides carriers through administrative and statutory issues such as premium rating, surplus lines, and forms approval.
We routinely represent insurance carriers in first-party and third-party coverage disputes, including those involving claims of bad faith, deceptive trade practices, insurance code violations, and insurer negligence. We have also been involved in market conduct litigation, ranging from agent misrepresentation to compliance issues.
Our experience is expansive, spanning a number of fields, including antitrust, construction, drug device and biotech, employee benefits, environmental, fidelity and surety, managed care, personal injury, products liability, and professional liability.
Reinsurance and Excess
Our representation of insurance carriers extends into more concentrated areas of excess and reinsurance coverage. We represent the interests of excess carriers by monitoring and reporting the activities of primary carriers and counsel hired by them, as well as by protecting the excess carrier's interests in coverage litigation. We also represent various ceding carriers and reinsurers, both facultative and treaty, in disputes regarding reinsurance coverage in court and before arbitration panels.
Insurance Liability Defense
We routinely defend insureds in areas including construction, drug and medical devices, employee benefits, energy, environmental law, fidelity and surety, health law, intellectual property, products litigation, professional liability, and transportation.
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