Background - Practices (Details)



Volatility and Uncertainty. These words sum up the challenges faced by today’s reinsurance industry. From cyber attacks to extreme weather, the specific threats and exposures confronting the reinsurance industry are challenging in their complexity and magnitude. Never has it been more important to partner with experienced legal counsel who can bring clarity and perspective to the significant challenges presented in the reinsurance marketplace. To manage these risks, cedents, reinsurers and intermediaries look to Crowell & Moring’s Insurance and Reinsurance Practice, which is consistently among the most highly-ranked in the United States.

Our deep knowledge and broad experience is put to work every day for clients across all lines of the reinsurance industry. Our attorneys’ experience covers the spectrum of reinsurance matters – from evaluating potential implications of reinsurance exposures to handling complex multi-party arbitrations.

We have been engaged to handle disputes arising out of virtually all types of underlying business and exposures, including asbestos products and non-products, environmental, sexual molestation, concussions, variable annuities, individual life, workers' compensation, disability income, accident and health, long term care, financial lines, and construction defect claims. Our clients say that Crowell & Moring’s Insurance and Reinsurance group attorneys “are a go-to on the biggest work,” “deal authoritatively [with legal disputes],” and “strike the balance between defending us and respecting the customer.” Our clients also rely on us to advise on cutting-edge issues that are being shaped by technology, politics, legal developments, the environment, and social movements.

In addition, we partner with reinsurers as they look ahead, actively monitoring and shaping innovations that will impact long-standing and emerging exposures. This includes digital advancements such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and blockchain. Our up-to-the-minute understanding of these technologies and the legal issues they present ensures that our clients receive the most current guidance on managing risk and resolving disputes as we help to reshape the reinsurance landscape. 

Our reinsurance work includes issues such as:

  • Cyber
  • Sanctions
  • Sexual Molestation
  • #MeToo/ Sexual Harassment
  • Climate Change/ Extreme Weather / Wildfires and Mudslides
  • Concussions
  • Opioids
  • Asbestos/ Environmental / Toxic Tort
  • Terrorism
  • Crop Insurance
  • Finite Reinsurance