Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.More
Reinsurers perform a unique and essential function in today’s global economy by providing security to protect against the market’s greatest risks. Those highly sophisticated transactions give rise to complex legal and business issues and disputes. Cozen O’Connor has been providing responsive, sophisticated and authoritative legal counsel to reinsurance clients for more than 40 years.
The firm’s reinsurance attorneys have extensive experience representing insurers and reinsurers based in the U.S., London, and Bermuda in all types of reinsurance transactions and disputes involving virtually every type of underlying risk.
Our lawyers have successfully represented clients in matters involving property damage, asbestos, medical stop loss, business interruption, professional liability, personal accident, professional sports disability, variable annuities, long-term care, workers compensation carve-out, film finance, life and long-term disability, as well as clash cover, fronting arrangements, and offshore captives. The firm played a central role in nearly every major loss occurrence affecting the reinsurance industry in recent memory, including 9/11, Deepwater Horizon, Lockerbie-Pan Am 103, Exxon Valdez, and hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Wilma, and Ike.
Cozen O’Connor also offers comprehensive legal advice on regulatory and administrative reinsurance matters of the sort that very few firms can credibly claim to cover. We establish domestic and off-shore captives, prepare applications and negotiate regulatory approval for insurance company and captive formations, defend companies subject to examinations and inquiries by insurance regulators, conduct departmental reviews and assist cedents with reinsurance programs.
Most importantly, Cozen O’Connor is cognizant of the fact that every client and every matter is unique. Our attorneys have the requisite knowledge and resources to be able to tailor their advice to provide targeted, cost-effective representation.
Represent clients in litigation, arbitration, mediation and ADR, and administrative proceedings
Handle complex multinational disputes, often in coordination with counsel from several countries
Create, implement and document reinsurance programs
Manage reinsurance audit oversight and audit response
Draft reinsurance treaties and facultative certificates for every type of risk
Advise on regulatory matters, including credit for reinsurance, reinsurance collateral requirements, solvency requirements, brokerage issues, reinsurance trusts, alternative reinsurance mechanisms and licensing issues for accredited reinsurers
Assist with portfolio and bulk risk transfers
Provide counsel in dealings with statutory liquidators and receivers