We counsel some of the nation's most respected companies. Our experience includes work for:
  • Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
    • National Indemnity Company
    • National Liability & Fire Insurance Company
    • Berkshire Hathaway Life Insurance Company of Nebraska
    • Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Limited (London)
    • General Re Life
    • IdeaLife Insurance Company
    • Unione Italiana Reinsurance Company of America
    • Stonewall Insurance Company
    • John Hewitt & Associates
  • AXA Equitable
  • Old Mutual
  • Swiss Re
  • Zurich
  • Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Protective Life Insurance Company

Representative Client Projects

  • Litigation of the $600 million insolvency of Mutual Security Life Insurance Company, with proceedings in State and Federal Courts in multiple jurisdictions, including settlements with several reinsurers and arrangements to assume approximately 93 thousand life insurance policies.
  • Securing approval of insurance contracts, company licenses where needed in multiple jurisdictions, and the issuance of assumption and conversion insurance policies.
  • The arbitration of insurance company obligations, and related arrangements with the National Organization of Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Associations, with favorable actions resulting in neither policyholders nor insurers losing rights or financial assets.
  • The licensing of insurance companies in all fifty States. Related services also have been provided for insurers associated with redomestication of companies to other States of domicile, company mergers, the sale and requalification of blocks of insurance business, and company name changes.
  • Insurance company product filings in every State, and appearances in administrative insurance department hearings on behalf of insurers.
  • Legislative initiatives to draft insurance statutes and regulations in States such as New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Texas, Florida and other jurisdictions, testimony before legislative committees and insurance department panels, and work with Federal offices, including the Internal Revenue Service in Washington D.C., on issues such as flexible benefit plans, group life insurance, and other matters.
  • Representation of insurance companies in cases in which fines or sanctions were asserted by insurance regulators. Similarly, representation of third party administrators (TPAs) and insurance producers in matters before State insurance departments.
  • Due diligence and compliance reviews associated with insurance company licensed authority and market conduct examinations.
  • Legal counsel provided to Blue Cross Plans and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) in the expansion of operations and the securing of operating authority.