Locke Lord’s more than 70 insurance attorneys have a breadth and depth of experience that touches on every aspect of the insurance and reinsurance industries. Our insurance teams focus on a full range of insurance matters and continue a tradition of 100-plus years serving insurance clients around the United States and around the world. Locke Lord’s Insurance attorneys have earned a global reputation for excellence, dependability, solid solutions and client service and are known for helping clients meet the challenges of today while preparing for the opportunities of tomorrow.
Our Insurance: Regulatory & Transactional Practice Group focuses on the representation of clients engaged in all lines of insurance ranging from publicly-traded, international insurers to family-owned insurance agencies, including traditional insurance business clients such as insurers, producers, premium finance companies, third-party administrators, managing general agencies, captives and other alternative risk transfer entities, state insurance guaranty funds and state insurance departments. We also represent other business entities in connection with their subsidiary insurance operations, including commercial banks, investment banks, leasing companies and retailers, and insurance-linked securities, securitizations and other structured finance transactions.
Our Insurance: Litigation & Counseling team represents insurers in high-stakes and contentious litigation around the country, often involving very significant alleged exposure to our clients, sophisticated legal issues, considerable factual and expert discovery, multi-party dynamics, multiple lines of current and historic coverages, and complex jurisdictional battles. We also are selected by insurers to defend insureds in certain tort litigation. We are creative in our litigation strategy and work to see each matter to conclusion, whether through mediation or settlement, by summary judgment motions, to a bench or jury trial, or on appeal., by summary judgment motions, or through mediation or settlement.
Our Reinsurance group is a premier provider of corporate, regulatory, arbitration, run-off and litigation services to the reinsurance industry. Many of the world’s most prominent reinsurers rely on the Firm's depth, skill and experience, and we are recognized internationally as a leader in the field. This background and history in a dynamic, challenging and competitive environment put Locke Lord at the forefront in providing the full range of services our reinsurance clients require.
Locke Lord's Aviation team covers a wide range of issues affecting the aviation industry today, from major aircraft accidents to satellite risks. Our aviation attorneys have provided assistance to the aviation industry and its insurers for more than 50 years and count among our seasoned litigators an experienced pilot and an aerospace engineer.
Locke Lord’s Insurance Commercial Litigation team regularly represents insurance industry clients in their most pressing commercial, corporate and regulatory disputes. Our lawyers have decades of experience handling unusual, complex and challenging insurance disputes. These disputes typically involve regulatory issues, challenges to a company’s business practices, unique contractual issues, or raise questions of first impression. Combining in-depth industry knowledge with world class litigation experience, our Insurance Commercial Litigation team creatively attacks sophisticated commercial problems and delivers superior results to insurance clients.
Locke Lord's Insurance and Reinsurance Practices are consistently recognized in national and international publications, earning frequent inclusion in Reactions magazine's annual survey and in The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers list of leading U.S. Firms. The practices also have earned a string of accolades from Chambers USA: Client's Guide of America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 United States and Global Broker & Underwriter.
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Acquisitions of Blocks of Insurance Business in the United States
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Locke Lord Adds Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyer Ian McKenna as Partner in London Office
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Three Additional Locke Lord Partners Included in Chambers USA 2012 Rankings; 36 Attorneys and 15 Practice Areas Recognized
Insurance Partner Christopher L. Martin Joins Locke Lord’s Houston Office as Part of Insurance: Regulatory & Transactional Practice Group
Locke Lord’s London Office Boosts International Insurance and Reinsurance Team with Additions of Partners Damian Cleary and Gavin Coull
Locke Lord Expands Board of Directors to 15 and Elects Five New Members, Including Partner from Growing London Office
Locke Lord’s New London Team in Place and Poised to Grow; Partners Elected to Leadership Positions on Executive Committee and Firm’s Board of Directors
Veteran Insurance Industry Specialist Jack Messmore Joins Locke Lord’s Regulatory & Transactional Insurance Practice Group in Chicago
Locke Lord's San Francisco Office Adds a Third Veteran Attorney to Nationally Recognized Corporate Insurance Practice Group
Locke Lord Continues Global Growth: Announces Plans To Expand London Office
Locke Lord Doubles Practice Areas Ranked in "Best Law Firms" List, Earning 32 National Spots and 100 "Best" Rankings Overall
Locke Lord’s Nationally Recognized Corporate Insurance Practice Group Adds Two New Lateral Attorneys to its Chicago Office
Leading Securities Litigation/Insurance Attorney Michael F. Perlis Leads Team Of Six Joining Locke Lord’s Los Angeles Office
Locke Lord Corporate Insurance Co-Chair Brian Casey Named to Georgia State Risk Management Foundation
Locke Lord Attorneys and Practice Areas Recognized for Excellence in Chambers USA 2011 Rankings
Locke Lord Corporate Insurance Co-Chair Brian Casey Named to 2011 Law360 Insurance Editorial Advisory Board
Locke Lord Atlanta Partner Co-Chair of Corporate Insurance Practice Group Named to List of 100 Most Powerful People in the Insurance Industry for Sixth Time
National Insurance and Capital Markets Attorney Rachel B. Coan Joins Locke Lord's New York Office
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Two Locke Lord Partners to Address How Dodd-Frank Act Financial Reform Affects Life Settlement Market
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Attorneys Around the Nation Rank Among Top in Best Lawyers in America 2011
Locke Lord Insurance And Reinsurance Practices Are Honored Nationally And Internationally
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Atlanta Partner Named One of the Top 10 Most Influential People in the Life Settlement Industry for 2009
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Atlanta Partner Named to List of 100 Most Powerful People in Insurance Industry; Member of Insurance Law360 Editorial Advisory Board
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Partners Contribute to New Book on Insurance Law
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Partners Once Again Named to Prestigious International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Attorneys Recognized Among The Best Lawyers in America 2010
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Receives Strong Rankings in Chambers USA 2009
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell New York Partner Named to Leadership Posts for the Aviation Insurance Association
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Chicago Attorneys Named Recipients of The Center for Disability & Elder Law’s Eamon Shannon Special Education Award
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Chicago Partners Successfully Represent United National Insurance In Precedent-Setting D&O Regulatory Exclusion Case
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Receives Highest Rankings in Global Broker & Underwriter Magazine's 2008 Legal Survey
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Attorneys Recognized In The Legal 500 United States - 2008 Edition
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Receives Highest Rankings In Reactions Magazine’s 2008 Legal Survey
Gary Westerberg and Nigel Wright Named to International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers
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