Our insurance and reinsurance practice group is an interdisciplinary team of lawyers with significant experience in insurance and reinsurance transactions, regulation, and litigation. Chambers USA—America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes Willkie as a top-tier firm, noting that "clients rave about this absolutely fabulous practice which extends into both the transactional and litigious insurance spheres." Chambers USA also quotes a client as saying that "across the board in terms of their client service, substantive knowledge and negotiating skills, they're absolutely the best." In both 2015 and 2014, we were named Insurance Practice Group of the Year by Law360. In addition to leading U.S. and European lawyers with insurance industry experience, our practice group includes highly sophisticated lawyers with substantial experience in corporate, litigation, tax and other practice areas.
Willkie's clients include domestic and international insurance and reinsurance companies, insurance brokers, policyholders, private equity firms, hedge funds, and other insurance industry investors. We represent clients in high-profile mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities transactions, institutional private placements, financings, and joint ventures. Our experienced lawyers also handle insurance-specific financial transactions, including bulk reinsurance arrangements, group restructurings, demutualizations, renewal rights transactions, and commutations. We routinely advise clients on licensing, investments, permissible activities, and solvency matters, and we represent clients before insurance regulators in the United States and internationally.
Willkie litigates high profile cases in state and federal courts, as well as before domestic and international arbitral tribunals, on behalf of insurers, insureds, and insurance brokers. Our litigation experience includes policyholder coverage litigation, broker errors and omissions disputes, directors and officers coverage matters in bankruptcy cases, regulatory investigations, reinsurance arbitration, antitrust and RICO cases, and the representation of foreign insurers in the U.S. Our litigators also counsel clients on a wide variety of coverage matters from the time an insurance policy is purchased through claim collection.
Willkie's multi-disciplinary experience in all aspects of insurance and reinsurance separates us from our peer firms. Few law firms have the breadth and depth of experience Willkie offers in the areas of transactional work, litigation, arbitration and insurance regulation.