Jack Dearie and Brian Green, attorneys in Edwards Wildman's
Insurance and Reinsurance Department in New York, analyzed whether the April 15 Boston bombings could have an impact on the efforts to renew the federal government’s terrorism insurance backstop in Insurance Journal. In the article, "Experts Weigh Boston Bombings’ Impact on Government-Backed Terrorism Insurance
," Green said, "We have already seen one bill proposing an extension of the program but it does not appear that a renewal is on the immediate horizon. The attack, however, clearly reminded people that the threat of terrorism is real and that New York is not the only target." Dearie added that the tragedy may very well serve as a catalyst to bring the threat of terrorism back to the forefront of discussions. “This might serve as a reminder that there needs to be a conversation about the future of TRIA,” Dearie said.