Wiley Rein’s Insurance Group is one of the largest and most prominent insurer-side practices in the United States. More than 50 lawyers represent numerous insurers on a wide variety of matters throughout the country. Widely recognized as a highly regarded insurance giant, we represent insurers and industry organizations in claims, underwriting, and regulatory matters as well as in complex settlements and transactions. We handle complex litigation before federal and state trial and appellate courts, and we have developed an additional niche in the protection of insurers’ interests in the federal bankruptcy courts. The Insurance Group also possesses extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings such as arbitrations and mediations. We advise insurers on important federal and state legislative and regulatory developments. Substantively, we specialize in general liability, professional liability, property coverage, federal and state regulation, health care, reinsurance, transactions, and insurance fraud. We are often called upon in high-profile and business-critical matters for our ability to provide innovative and pragmatic solutions.
In 2014, The National Law Journal (NLJ) named our Group the Washington, DC Litigation Department of the Year for insurance. Our award-winning Practice is also consistently recommended by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US.
Chambers describes the Group as “fantastic,” with “top quality control” (2014); clients “admire the depth of the practice and its practitioners’ knowledge of the insurance industry” (2012) and describe the Practice as “top notch,” “very responsive, very smart, very practical and very creative” (2011) with a “consistently excellent level of representation” (2013). “The team is particularly singled out for its leading professional liability practice, but also has extensive expertise in reinsurance, health care, appellate and regulatory insurance matters” (2013).
The Legal 500 applauds the Group’s “readily accessible attorneys,” noting that “no time or work is wasted” (2013). It also recommends the Group for demonstrating a “high level of industry knowledge” (2013) and “unparalleled depth of knowledge regarding D&O coverage issues,” and recognizes the Group as “one of the top firms in DC dealing with P&C matters” (2012).
ISSUE: DECEMBER 2014
IN THIS ISSUE
- Fourth Circuit Holds That Nonprofit Management Liability Policy Does Not Afford Coverage for Reimbursement of Stolen Social Security Benefits
- Two Lawsuits Involve “Interrelated Wrongful Acts” Where They Allege a Common, Continuing Scheme by the Insured
- Fee Dispute Exclusion in Bank E&O Policy Not Triggered by Allegations Concerning Overdraft Charges
- New York High Court Holds that Timely Notice to Broker Does Not Satisfy Required Notice to Insurer
- Court Holds That Policy’s Misrepresentation Clause Set Higher Standard for Rescission
- “No Direct Action” Rule Bars Claimant’s Declaratory Judgment Claim Against Insurer
- Criminal Indictment Constitutes Related Claim to Letter from State Attorney General
- Client’s Fee Dispute Claim Triggers Duty to Defend because it “Arises Out of” Firm’s Performance of Professional Services
- D&O Insurers Liable for $30 Million Judgment Arising from Dissolution of Hospital Affiliation
- No “Collusion” Requirement for I-v-I Exclusion
NY Court Gets It Right On Common Interest Privilege
By Charles C. Lemley
December 22, 2014 | Law360
Some FAQs on HIPAA De-Identification
By Kirk J. Nahra
December 2014 | Risky Business Magazine
Keeping the Horse in the Barn: Tips for Avoiding Problems with Mishandling Confidential and Privileged Information
By Richard A. Simpson and Charles C. Lemley
Fall 2014 | ALAS Loss Prevention Journal, Volume XXV, Number 3