Insurance, Reinsurance, Investigations & Risk Management

Insurance Consulting & Risk Management

Our attorneys counsel international and US-based clients on the range of governance and liability issues faced by businesses and their executive management. We have been called upon by clients all around the world, including some of the world’s largest financial institutions as well as a wide range of businesses — including the Boston 2024 Olympic bid organization, and now LA 2024 — to advise on, design, and draft bespoke insurance policies and risk management solutions for complex exposures. 

We also advise on the indemnity and insurance implications of a litigation, investigation, or crisis and how that may impact strategy. We take a comprehensive and thoughtful look at how a particular matter may not only affect an organization and those within it, but also how it may affect business arrangements and customers. We handle insurance issues for corporations, directors and officers, and private equity sponsors and hedge fund organizations as well as private fund principals and family offices. Working with the client and its brokers, we ensure that the coverage the client has purchased is given maximum effect and that covered claims are paid.

 

Quick Facts


  • Work closely with our clients, the primary insurers, and the brokerage community to ensure our clients have comprehensive protection against risk and liability claims
  • Deep experience with the international markets and unparalleled knowledge of the global insurance sector (with attorneys admitted to practice law in England) and fluency in Hebrew, French, and Spanish
  • Draft state-of-the-art insurance policies and specific coverage provisions and advise on a wide variety of insurance solutions as a way to manage risk
  • Quickly resolve issues in very difficult and urgent insurance coverage situations
  • Apply innovative loss prevention techniques (including drafting comprehensive indemnification agreements and other risk-shifting provisions) to supplement the protection offered by insurance
  • Devise strategies to minimize exposure during a merger or acquisition (including customized provisions in representation and warranty insurance and directors and officers insurance)
  • Devise strategies to minimize exposure after a litigation or claim has been threatened
  • Secure insurance coverage for clients in litigation or regulatory investigations
  • Provide sound, practical advice, including on industry-specific issues in the following sectors:
    • Construction
    • Environmental
    • Financial Services
    • Health Care
    • Private Equity
    • Real Estate
    • Sports Law

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Practice ranked nationally and regionally by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in “Best Law Firms”
  • Attorneys ranked by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Advised numerous sports organizations on how to manage risk, including drafting bespoke insurance policies to cover different phases of construction, the games, and contractual obligations.
  • Advised a large, US-based international fund sponsor on utilizing and structuring key life insurance products to minimize risk in certain investments.
  • Advised a large, US-based international fund sponsor that was purchasing an asset from a liquidating family trust and drafted the relevant terms in the acquisition agreement and the London-based representation and indemnity insurance policy to ensure deal warranties were enforceable post acquisition.
  • Counseled a US-based company regarding managing risk worldwide by developing unique insurance coverage programs for trading platforms, back-office operations, specialized inventory risks, professional liability, claims procedures, management of claims, and coverage for terrorism risks.
  • Advised a US-based international fund sponsor in properly structuring a complex risk program with regard to investment activity exposures, standardized indemnification agreements, and portfolio company risks.
  • Counseled a specialty finance company subject to the Investment Act of 1940 regarding indemnification agreements.
  • Counseled numerous private companies and individual directors on potential liability and pre-IPO activity exposures and customized specific insurance provisions to address those issues.
  • Evaluated the insurance program of a mid-sized private company heavily regulated by state law, including analyzing its contracts and policies and creating an insurance captive as part of its risk management strategy.
  • Advised numerous internationally based companies with regard to insurance protections worldwide and the effect on coverage in the event of bankruptcy.
  • Advised real estate management companies regarding insurance and indemnification provisions in lease agreements.

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

  • AIG
  • American Claims Management
  • Apax Partners
  • Apollo
  • ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Boston 2024 (Olympic Bid)
  • Brown & Brown, Inc.
  • CBRE Global Investors
  • CVS Health Corporation
  • Fundamental Advisors, LP
  • HealthPoint Capital, LLC
  • Kelso & Company
  • Los Angeles 2024 (Olympic Bid)
  • Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, LLC
  • Seventh Generation
  • Southern Cross Group
  • Sterling Partners
  • Tempur Sealy International, Inc.
  • Time, Inc.
  • Tower Research Capital, LLC