Insurance, Reinsurance, Investigations & Risk Management

Reinsurance

Mintz Levin is a well-known leader in handling reinsurance disputes. Through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation, we regularly achieve favorable outcomes for our clients in high-stakes disputes. Our reinsurance team distinguishes itself from the competition in three ways. First, we intimately understand the business of reinsurance, including the products, lines, contractual provisions, and losses that are typically central to the dispute. Second, we have deep knowledge of the dispute process governing the dispute, whether that is litigation in state and federal courts or arbitration before arbitrators certified by ARIAS, AAA, Jams, or elsewhere. Finally, while many disputes settle, in the event that one does not, we have the trial capabilities to secure a favorable outcome for our clients. We have a proven track record of success handling cases involving a wide range of issues including allocation, aggregation, notice, insolvency, special acceptances, reformation of contracts, rescission and fraud claims, and adequacy of risk transfer.


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

  • Successfully represented a reinsurer in an action against a retrocessionaire involving multimillion-dollar losses arising out of earthquakes in Taiwan.
  • Won summary judgment for a reinsured in a complex claim relating to its cession of losses stemming from asbestos and silica claims.
  • Obtained a court order for a reinsured compelling consolidation of arbitrations and the appointment of an umpire.
  • Won partial summary judgment on a retention warranty defense on behalf of a reinsurer in the US District Court of Rhode Island.
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of a foreign reinsurer in an action brought by its alleged cedent in the US District Court of Massachusetts concerning a cross-border fronting arrangement.
  • Successfully represented a reinsurer in a dispute with a ceding company regarding its allocation of losses after waiving rights of contribution against co-insurers.
  • Successfully represented a reinsured in claims against a reinsurer for property damage losses and reimbursement of premium.
  • Successfully represented a reinsured in a complex dispute involving insolvency and cut-through right issues.
  • Successfully represented a ceding company in a dispute involving allocation and notice issues.
  • Successfully represented a retrocessionaire in a dispute involving London Market practice.

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

  • AIG
  • Enstar Group Ltd
  • XL Catlin Insurance