Policyholder Class Action Defense and Other Large Scale Litigation
We have a robust practice defending policyholder class actions and large-scale catastrophe and crisis litigation on behalf of major insurance companies, including serving as national class counsel to the nation’s largest property and casualty insurer. Results count. And we have an outstanding track record obtaining dismissals or defeating class certification in hostile, notoriously plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions.
High Exposure Claims, Coverage & Bad Faith Defense
We routinely handle complex coverage issues involving all types of personal and commercial lines (both standard and specialty), including general liability, excess and umbrella liability, commercial property, employer liability, intellectual property, cyber liability, environmental, professional liability, title, E&O liability and D&O liability coverage matters. In particular, we are engaged regularly as coordinating counsel to oversee and maintain consistency in strategy, discovery and witness preparation in high stakes litigation that challenges key corporate business initiatives. We also have substantial experience in jurisdictions across the country counseling and defending insurers facing potential excess exposure and bad faith litigation.
Insurance-Related Antitrust Defense
A core strength of the Alston & Bird insurance team is high-stakes antitrust litigation. Clients regularly retain us to represent them in antitrust trials, class actions and multidistrict litigation. The intersection of antitrust and insurance is a complex space, and it is one where Alston & Bird has a deep bench of talent and proven litigation experience.
Our lawyers also frequently provide our clients with regulatory counseling and representation in regulatory enforcement actions (including market conduct examinations), investigations, contested hearings before state regulators and regulation-driven litigation that often arises from this activity.
Policy Drafting & Product Development
We have an active practice providing assistance to insurers in policy contract drafting, assistance with insurance product development, insurance-specific project consulting, assistance with the bundling of insurance and non-insurance products and services, reinsurance counseling and insurance-related privacy and data security counseling.