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Wiley Rein Named an "Insurance Group of the Year" by Law360

February 2012

Wiley Rein's Insurance Practice was named an "Insurance Group of the Year" by Law360, one of only five practices in the country honored for its notable work in 2011.  Reflecting the breadth and depth of Wiley Rein's 50-member Insurance Practice, Law360 reported the team uses "experience and expertise to provide effective insurer-side counsel in state, federal and appellate courts across the country as well as in international arbitration and regulatory matters."

The firm strives to be "the go-to law firm for insurers when high-exposure matters or complex coverage matters arise," Insurance Chair Daniel J. Standish told Law360. "As a general rule, we try to staff our matters as leanly and efficiently as possible while ensuring that we are providing the highest level of service to our clients as possible."

Law360 said the group stood out for handling several significant trial and appellate level decisions involving professional liability and general liability insurance policies.

In addition, Law360 lauded the group's work in filing more than 10 amicus curiae briefs in state and federal appellate courts across the country on behalf of trade groups.  Mr. Standish told the publication that when significant coverage issues are addressed by appellate courts or the Supreme Court, Wiley Rein will often file amicus briefs articulating the insurance industry's position.

Law360 also highlighted Wiley Rein's work in the regulatory field and noted "the group has kept busy counseling a number of insurers regarding compliance with Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007."