Wiley Rein’s Insurance Group is one of the most prominent insurer-side practices in the United States. More than 35 lawyers represent insurers in professional liability, cyber, general liability, “bad faith,” and appellate matters throughout the country. Wiley Rein is the “go-to” firm for insurance carriers facing high-profile disputes and novel legal challenges. The Team leverages deep knowledge of the insurance industry and underlying exposures to successfully negotiate complex workouts. Our skilled litigators prosecute big-ticket coverage cases through trial and appeal. We are known for providing innovative, pragmatic solutions and turning around critical cases. Wiley Rein’s comprehensive range of services and deep bench make it an undisputed leader in the field.

Chambers USA regularly ranks our Insurance Group in the No. 1 Band in Washington, DC, and in the 2018 national rankings of Legal 500 US, the Team is described as “outstanding” with an “incredible breadth and depth of knowledge.” In 2018, the Insurance Practice was one of five finalists selected by a panel of professional risk managers for Business Insurance’s inaugural U.S. Insurance Awards in the “Legal Team of the Year” category. The Group has previously been featured as a “Washington, DC Litigation Department of the Year” by The National Law Journal and has been named “Insurance Practice Group of the Year” on numerous occasions by Law360.

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