Insurance Practices

Chambers USA 2017The most complex and high-stakes legal challenges facing the insurance industry demand the highest level of expertise and commitment, delivered by a coordinated team across all areas of insurance law. We deliver a personal, partner-led service to achieve the resolution of international and domestic liability and insurance business issues that are sensitive to the relationship between insurers, insureds and brokers.

International Reach

Chambers UK 2017Sedgwick serves clients from the U.S. and two international markets, and our attorneys are regularly admitted pro hac vice for matters in other jurisdictions. In addition, the firm maintains a network of local counsel throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America, Canada and Australia who may serve as co-counsel with our attorneys or handle individual cases in litigation managed by our firm. Our London office is based in the heart of EC3 and has considerable insurance experience with clients in the U.S. and Bermuda. Sedgwick is the only law firm with a presence in the three key international insurance hubs – the U.S., London and Bermuda. Sedgwick represents virtually all of the world’s largest insurance companies, including AIG, Chubb, Liberty International Underwriters, Lloyd’s of London Syndicate and Companies, MetLife, The Hartford, Travelers, United Healthcare and Zurich.

Scope of Services

Chambers USA 2017Our team is comprised of specialist insurance business and liability lawyers with a wealth of experience in the financial lines, casualty, property and other classes of insurance. We always put our clients’ commercial objectives at the forefront of our advice and seek to adopt strategies to help our clients effectively maintain their business relationships while achieving the best financial outcome. We frequently advise on sensitive matters which are complex, or which present significant financial and/or reputational threats. Sometimes, however, disputes are unavoidable, and for those cases we draw upon our considerable litigation and arbitration experience.

The trial attorneys in the insurance practice vigorously represent our clients’ interests in court and in arbitrations. The insurance attorneys in each of our substantive practice areas of expertise try coverage and bad faith matters in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. and in various international tribunals. Our regulatory attorneys work with various states’ insurance departments to assist our clients in meeting their goals and, as necessary, litigate before administrative law judges. Our business attorneys assist insurers with transactions and issues unique to the insurance industry.

Clients rely on Sedgwick for the depth of its bench, and its reputation for 24/7 client service. Together, the firm's insurance-related practices comprise one of the largest international teams of trial attorneys, coverage advisors dedicated to the global insurance industry. With a geographic presence that provides our clients with the required legal talent in the major insurance and litigation centers, Sedgwick is the “go to” firm for bet-the-company cases and insurance industry shaping litigation.

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