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: MARCH 2015
IN THIS ISSUE
- No Coverage Where Underlying Complaint Did Not Allege Conduct After Retroactive Date; Suits Involving Nearly Identical Course of Conduct Are Related
- Pollution Exclusion in E&O Policy Bars Coverage
- Colorado's Notice-Prejudice Rule Does Not Apply to Claims-Made Policies
- Wisconsin Notice-Prejudice Statutes Do Not Apply to Claims-Made-And-Reported Policies
- Neither "Insured vs. Insured" Exclusion nor "Investment Loss Carve-Out" Bars Coverage for Receiver's Action Against Bank's Former Directors and Officers
- Insurer Not Liable for Bad Faith in Absence of Special Relationship with Insured or Unreasonable Denial of Coverage
- Court Applies Objective Standard to Hold that Prior Knowledge Exclusion Bars Coverage
- Illinois Supreme Court Holds "Innocent Insured Doctrine" Inapplicable In Rescission Context
Delaware Trial Court: "Final Adjudication" Exclusion Trumps "No Loss" Argument
By John E. Howell
March 27, 2015 | Wiley Rein LLP Executive Summary Blog
Privacy, Research and the Evolution of Health Care in the 21st Century
By Kirk J. Nahra
March 18, 2015 | Bloomberg BNA's Medical Research Law & Policy Report
Lawyer's "Don't Ask" Policy on Associate Misconduct Leads Court to Apply Prior Knowledge Exclusion
By John E. Howell
March 10, 2015 | Wiley Rein LLP Executive Summary Blog
RECENT NEWSCMS Final Rule Establishing Right of Appeal for Medicare Secondary Payer Determinations Raises Important Issues for Liability Insurers
March 6, 2015
Laura Foggan Weighs in on Illinois Supreme Court Ruling on "Innocent Insured" Doctrine
February 26, 2015