Our dedicated Insurance Practice Team provides our insurance clients with a comprehensive range of legal services including but not limited to the defense of policyholder class actions and policy coverage litigation in the property and casualty and life, accident, and health industries; regulatory counseling in all product lines; representation in regulatory enforcement actions, investigations and contested hearings before state regulators; advice in agency and broker disputes; reinsurance counseling; policy and coverage contract drafting; insurance-specific project consulting; assistance with product development; and underwriting and technology projects of every type. Our lawyers represent clients in regulatory proceedings, interface regularly with State Departments of Insurance, counsel clients in market conduct examinations and investigations, and advise clients on investment, market conduct, distribution, product legislation and NAIC working group issues. We also assist our insurance clients in their business initiatives including outsourcing, privacy, data security and financial modernization.
After a nationwide survey of insurance industry in-house counsel by Reactions magazine, Alston & Bird was ranked among the top five U.S. insurance practices in 2005 — a critical year for the insurance industry as it grappled with such disparate issues as hurricane recovery, contingent commissions and finite reinsurance. Alston & Bird was also recently recognized by SNL Securities L.C. as one of the top ten law firms in the country in insurance transactions.
Our attorneys are recognized as leaders in the insurance industry and include a former United States Congressman and Insurance Commissioner, a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Best Lawyers in America and a former in-house attorney with one of the nation’s largest life insurers as well as one of the largest multiline insurance brokers.
Bringing Value to Our Clients
Our Insurance Practice offers a combination of experience, depth and breadth that has been independently recognized by industry leaders. One need look no further than the quality of clients we represent in our insurance practice to understand the quality of our practice. They include:
- Property and casualty carriers
- Life and health carriers
- Excess and surplus lines carriers
- Insurance intermediaries and consultants
- Risk retention groups, captives, and alternative risk transfer entities
- Large corporate insureds
- Financial advisors who distribute insurance products
- Companies that offer insurance and warranty services as part of a product or service offering