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INSURANCE

We take a 360° view of the insurance industry, understanding that the law touches every angle of your business. From this perspective, we identify opportunities to expand your business and reduce legal risks.

Our approach

The insurance industry is undergoing continuous and rapid change.

Right now, tough regulatory and investment environments continue to present challenges, shifting demographics are reshaping customer expectations and technology and big data are revolutionizing how risk is analyzed.

We’re growing into the future with the industry.

We believe that by anticipating industry shifts and collaborating with clients, we can foresee new possibilities in an increasingly complex environment. We analyze current legal hazards and look from the inside to remove barriers that stand in the way of market growth.

From coverage litigation to real estate transactions, our cross-practice group of 40+ attorneys brings insurance companies a full-range of services tailored for their industry.

Who we work with

  • U.S. and international insurance companies, reinsurers, run-off operations, TPA’s and other related entities of all sizes and scope
  • Self-insured and guaranty associations
  • Commercial and investment banks

Rankings & Honors

  • Chambers USA
  • U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Media Clips

  • Conn. High Court Says Insurer's Breach Doesn't Nix Suit
    Law360 | October 21, 2014
    This story notes the Connecticut Supreme Court ruling in Connecticut Insurance Guaranty Association v. Joshua Drown et al. upholding a lower court’s ruling that the insurer's breach of its duty to defend a medical malpractice suit before going insolvent does not halt the Connecticut Insurance Guaranty Association from suing over its coverage obligations. Boston Commercial Litigation and Insurance associate Kurt Mullen is identified as representing the Connecticut Insurance Guaranty Association.
  • Insurers' Duty to Defend: Conn. vs. NY
    Law360 | August 8, 2013

    Boston Commercial Litigation associates Kurt Mullen and Chris Queenin and San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner and Insurance team leader Greg Schopf discuss two cases concerning coverage by estoppel where a liability insurer breaches its duty to defend.

  • Buyout Firms Face NY Insurance Probe Into Annuities
    Buyouts | May 30, 2013

    Manchester Corporate and Insurance partner Jim Hatem discusses the presence of buyout firms in the insurance and annuity industries.

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  • New State Law Could Muddy Non-compete Picture
    New Hampshire Business Review | June 15, 2012

    This contributed article, authored by Manchester partner Jim Hatem and San Francisco associate Renée Jackson, discusses an act requiring all New Hampshire employers to disclose non-compete and non-piracy agreements prior to making an offer of employment or an offer of change in job classification.

Ideas

Webinar Recording: Tech Talk 101: are you fluent in the language of data security?
Originally recorded October 8, 2014 | October 14, 2014

Webinar Recording: Insurance Law & the Bankruptcy Code
Originally recorded July 9, 2014 | July 11, 2014

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Webinar Recording: Trade Secrets Trends Impacting the Insurance Industry
Originally recorded March 18, 2014 | March 24, 2014

Webinar Recording: Trade Secrets Trends Impacting the Insurance Industry
Originally recorded March 18, 2014 | March 21, 2014

Industry efforts rewarded: NY Court of Appeals vacates earlier decision
Insurance Law Alert | February 28, 2014

Webinar Recording: Wage-Hour Risks in the Insurance Industry–Demystifying FLSA
Originally recorded December 11, 2013 | December 13, 2013

Late reporting may prevent hospital from recouping HIPAA costs
Health Law Alert | September 25, 2013

Timing may not be everything after all: A clarification from the California Court of Appeal concerning conflicts of interest and Cumis counsel
Insurance Law Alert | September 24, 2013

Self-insurance guaranty funds: Are they property of a company's estate?
Insurance Law Alert | August 28, 2013

The other side of Zhang: an insurer's ability to utilize California's unfair competition law against a business policyholder
Insurance Law Alert | August 16, 2013

Neighboring states, similar issue, different holdings: What does it mean for insurers analyzing their duty to defend?
Insurance Law Alert | July 18, 2013

The Supreme Court tightens up on CAFA—and on class plaintiffs
Class Action Alert | March 20, 2013

U.S. Bankruptcy Court issues important ruling for state self-insurance guaranty funds
Insurance Law Alert | September 5, 2012

California Court of Appeal weighs in on trade secrets protection for insurance companies in unpublished decision
Insurance Law Alert | February 28, 2012

California Supreme Court finds claims adjusters may be overtime exempt
Insurance Law Alert | January 5, 2012

State regulatory requirements governing extended warranties and services contracts
Insurance Law Alert | December 9, 2011

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