Insurance Litigation

We leverage deep industry experience to resolve complex insurance disputes and keep costly claims from negatively impacting your business.

Our approach

Litigation involves risk in any context.

But for insurance companies, it can be particularly damaging since disputes can come in many forms. Whether you’re a party in the suit, defending a policyholder or upholding a duty to indemnify, we’re prepared to step in to handle your high-risk cases.

We have been involved in most major coverage matters in the United States over the past three decades, have been lead counsel in coverage litigation across the country and have acted as national coordinating counsel in some of the most significant litigation issues confronting the insurance industry.

Lawsuits are disruptive. We understand the ins and outs of complex insurance matters and minimize the risks. Having litigated groundbreaking issues, we’ve become adept at developing focused case strategy that leads to quick resolution. Our team is lean. Our process is efficient. We get the job done.

We offer targeted advice on a wide-range of coverage issues, including;

  • Appellate
  • Bad faith
  • Construction defect
  • D&O
  • Environmental and asbestos
  • Excess insurance disputes
  • Professional liability
  • Technology
  • Unfair competition

We work with

  • Insurance companies facing litigation or a potential lawsuit
  • U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2020 ranked as National Tier One in: Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employment Law—Management, Energy Law, Franchise Law, Health Care Law, Labor Law—Management, Litigation—Construction, Litigation—Labor & Employment, Litigation—Real Estate, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions—Defendants, Patent Law, Public Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Securities Regulation, Tax Law
  • In addition, many Nixon Peabody practices received U.S. News/Best Lawyers Tier 1 rankings at the regional level in the following geographies: Albany, NY; Boston; Buffalo; Chicago; Long Island; Los Angeles; Manchester, NH; New York City; Providence, RI; Rochester, NY; San Francisco; and Washington, DC.
  • BTI Litigation Outlook 2019: “Most Feared Law Firms”—Honor Roll
  • Chambers USA
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