The legal landscape affecting the insurance industry is constantly changing due to:
- the lingering effects of the financial crisis;
- technological advances and corresponding risk exposures;
- ever-evolving case law arising from class action coverage and bad faith claims; and
- ongoing changes to insurance regulations and their interpretation by state, federal and international insurance regulatory agencies.
Insurance companies must prepare for compliance with numerous operational and regulatory changes that are being implemented by states under the NAIC’s Solvency Modernization Initiative as well as ongoing federal and international regulatory initiatives. The continuing evolution of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act implementation poses new requirements for insurers. Insurers and intermediaries must also shape their business strategies to address the insurance and reinsurance provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
As Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s insurance industry clients face these and many other challenges, the firm’s insurance attorneys regularly share their insights, helping clients prepare for and manage change. In fact, prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, many of the firm’s insurance attorneys gained valuable experience by working for insurance companies, insurance industry intermediaries or in government as insurance regulators. This experience positions the firm to handle a broad range of needs from high-stakes insurance litigation in both federal and state courts and at the trial and appellate levels, including class action and bad faith claims, arbitration and mediation, to cutting-edge regulatory matters and significant insurance transactions, including market conduct, policy drafting and approval, mergers and acquisitions, and reinsurance. When insurers want to change their organizational structure, introduce new products, expand into new markets, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr attorneys have the knowledge to support and guide them on the related legal issues.
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s insurance team has experience advising:
- Insurance producers and other insurance industry intermediaries and participants
- Businesses with risk-assumption and risk-transfer undertakings
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