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Wiley Rein’s Insurance Practice Launches Professional Liability Blog

June 9, 2014

Wiley Rein’s prominent Insurance Group is pleased to announce the launch of the Executive Summary Blog, highlighting the latest news and insights from the firm’s nationally recognized professional liability attorneys.  The Blog provides current updates on legal developments affecting professional liability insurers from courts nationwide.  Posts address a wide array of coverage issues that arise under all professional liability lines of coverage, including directors and officers liability, financial institutions, lawyers professional liability, fiduciary liability and more.

With one of the preeminent practices in the field of professional liability insurance, Wiley Rein is ideally suited to provide timely analysis to blog readers.  The firm is a recognized trailblazer in the insurance bar, playing a leadership role in matters involving hundreds of millions of dollars in exposure for insurers and the industry and handling significant precedential issues in the courts.  The Group is led by Daniel J. Standish, who has more than 20 years of professional liability experience and is a former president of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.  The Group also includes more than two dozen other partners and associates practicing in the professional liability field, with decades of experience in many of the industry’s biggest and most influential cases.

Recent blog posts by Wiley Rein’s highly regarded practitioners have addressed the Delaware Supreme Court’s dismissal on ripeness grounds of coverage litigation by the Washington Mutual Inc. liquidating trust , and a New York appellate court’s May 15 ruling that policy language prohibited an insurer from recouping defense costs advanced for a non-covered claim.

Chambers USA recognizes Wiley Rein as an insurance giant, describing the Group as “smart, aggressive, action-oriented and outcome-focused,” and noting that “the team is particularly singled out for its leading professional liability practice.”  The Insurance Group—named by U.S. News & World Report as top tier in Washington, DC in its 2014 “Best Law Firm” rankings— is also regularly recognized in Super Lawyers and in The Legal 500 US, which applauds the Group’s “unparalleled depth of knowledge regarding D&O coverage issues.”

Visitors can access the Executive Summary Blog directly to read the latest posts and sign up to receive email updates .