Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Insurance Department

New York
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Overview

Willkie’s insurance and reinsurance practice group is an interdisciplinary team of lawyers with experience in insurance and reinsurance transactions, regulation, and litigation.

Clients include domestic and international insurance and reinsurance companies, insurance brokers, policyholders, private equity firms, hedge funds, and other insurance industry investors. We represent clients in M&A, public and private securities transactions, institutional private placements, financings, and joint ventures. We also handle insurance-specific financial transactions, including bulk reinsurance arrangements, group restructurings, demutualizations, renewal rights transactions, and commutations. We advise clients on licensing, investments, permissible activities, and solvency matters, and we represent clients before insurance regulators in the U.S. and internationally.

Willkie litigates high profile cases in state and federal courts, as well as before domestic and international arbitral tribunals, on behalf of insurers, insureds, and insurance brokers. Our litigation experience includes policyholder coverage litigation, broker errors and omissions disputes, directors and officers coverage matters in bankruptcy cases, regulatory investigations, reinsurance arbitration, antitrust and RICO cases, and representation of foreign insurers in the U.S. Our litigators also counsel clients on a wide variety of coverage matters from the time an insurance policy is purchased through claim collection.