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Cadwalader lawyers have significant experience in resolving insurance and reinsurance disputes. This includes representing insurers in disputes involving malpractice or unlawful termination of managing general agents or pool managers and representing insurers and financial institutions on significant claims, coverage, and policy interpretation issues, and issues relating to property and casualty, life, accident and health, D&O, E&O, fidelity, financial guaranty, and mortgage guaranty and other forms of special financial risk insurance.
We handle internal investigations and internal compliance practices and procedures for all areas of insurance underwriting, licensing, marketing, advertising, claims, and federal and state law compliance. Our attorneys also counsel insurers on antitrust issues, including the McCarran-Ferguson Act. Our litigation experience on behalf of insurers encompasses all aspects of non-insurance-related litigation that frequently affect insurers, including securities fraud actions and real estate foreclosure.
Cadwalader attorneys also have established a global reputation for their expertise in some of the largest insurance insolvencies on record, assisting clients in the restructuring of loan obligations and pursuing coverage under state guaranty funds. In recent years, the Firm has successfully handled numerous significant and complex insurance insolvencies, including cross-border insurance litigation and proceedings handled by our U.K. solicitors in London, section 304 work, and run-off work in the U.S. and the U.K. In addition, we represent clients whose interests have been affected by insurer insolvency proceedings, assisting them in the restructuring of loan obligations, and pursuing coverage under state guaranty funds. Our insolvency litigators also work closely with clients in structuring sophisticated corporate, commercial, derivative, and securitization transactions to identify and minimize the adverse effects of an insolvency on the parties to the transaction.