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Insurance



There’s a reason that so many clients turn to Venable for assistance with insurance-related matters.

Over the years, the attorneys in our insurance practice group have provided guidance on a full range of insurance coverage and regulatory matters for both policy holders and insurers alike. We offer a breadth of knowledge and experience that’s hard to find anywhere else and we are committed to providing exceptional client service and value, with a reputation for excellence that few other law firms can match. 

Sophisticated insurance coverage solutions to fit your company’s needs.

We understand how critical it is for businesses to carefully tailor their insurance to meet their unique risks and needs. Thus we partner with companies big and small in virtually every major industry to evaluate the risks they face, and help them secure the most appropriate coverage.

We firmly believe in helping our clients head off problems and anticipate and plan for potentially devastating losses before they occur. With every client we represent, we discuss detailed quantified analysis of the full array of first party and third party risks they may face and whether those risks are covered.  We thoroughly review any existing policies to identify potential coverage gaps, design carefully tailored insurance solutions and negotiate the purchase of the appropriate type and level of coverage.

The clients we have advised include the operator of one of the country’s busiest airports, the quasi-governmental agency overseeing redevelopment of the World Trade Center site, the operator of a mass transit system, the owner of hundreds of oil and gas wells, private secondary schools, manufacturing companies, lenders and others. Venable is a recognized leader in environmental liability coverage. We also routinely advise numerous top corporations regarding directors and officers insurance and procurement of specialized policies covering mergers and acquisition as well.

Sound guidance on insurance coverage disputes.

If questions or problems arise in connection with insurance coverage Venable can help.  Our attorneys have handled dozens of coverage-related disputes on behalf of both policy holders and insurers – and we understand how high the stakes can be.

No client relishes the prospect of protracted litigation, so we strive to help clients resolve conflicts over coverage as swiftly and cost-effectively as possible.  We have extensive experience in arbitration and mediation – and a proven track record of employing those and other forms of alternative dispute resolution to help our clients achieve favorable results.

Venable’s team of skilled and experienced litigators knows how to win cases. Among our recent victories, we successfully prosecuted insurance coverage claims for one of the country’s biggest home builders in connection with a major construction defect as well as for one of Washington DC’s largest public transportation entities following a major railcar accident. 

On the defense side, we recently served as lead trial counsel for a group of 19 insurance companies in a case that involved thousands of claims filed by employees who allegedly suffered job-related hearing loss. The result?  We not only obtained a successful jury verdict, but we successfully defended that decision on appeal.

Proven experience on the regulatory front.

Staying on top of state insurance rules and regulations can be a daunting challenge for insurance companies. Especially since virtually every state government has its own regulatory regime – and the rules are often in flux.

Venable understands the difficulties insurers face – and can help you successfully navigate the regulatory maze. 

Our regulatory team includes a former state insurance commissioner as well as numerous veterans of state and U.S. Attorney offices.  We know how state insurance regulators think and operate – and we offer guidance to many of the country’s top insurers on a broad mix of compliance issues, ranging from payment of extraordinary dividends to market conduct, corporate governance, and rates. Likewise, we’ll work with you to resolve even the most complex regulatory problems and disputes as quickly and painlessly as possible.

At Venable, we have worked hard to build a top-tier insurance practice.  No matter what type of policy question, dispute or regulatory issue you are facing, our attorneys have the knowledge, sophistication and skills to meet your needs.