Locke Lord's more than 85 insurance lawyers 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 lawyers 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 and transactional practice 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 and counseling practice 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 lawyers 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 the distinction of being named "2016 Law Firm of the Year in Insurance Law" in addition to National Tier 1 and Metropolitan Tier 1 Practice Areas rankings by U.S. News/Best Lawyers, 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, Global Broker & Underwriters, Intelligent Insurer Legal Elite and the International Global Law Experts Awards.
The Group’s insurance and reinsurance blog (www.insurereinsure.com) brings clients the latest legal news and developments in the industry. Clients can visit this site to subscribe and have a single daily update email delivered directly to their inbox. They will also receive our more substantive quarterly newsletter, Insurance and Reinsurance Review, and other information related to our practice.
A Locke Lord Insurance team consisting of Paige Waters, Stephanie Macro, Norris Clark and Tim Farber represented Springleaf Financial in its acquisition of OneMain Financial’s insurance companies and regulated insurance subsidiaries by obtaining the required insurance regulatory approvals.
In 2013, a team of our international lawyers working with regulators throughout Europe and Asia provided our insurance company client with a global review of the cutting edge law with respect to the electronic delivery of insurance policies.
Lawyers from our Insurance and Licensing practice areas have provided regulatory counsel to a global insurance and financial services organization on all new innovative product offerings.