Insurance Matters

First-Party Property Coverage

In the domestic and international commercial property insurance and reinsurance markets, CWP is recognized as a rising force in all aspects of complex insurance disputes — from representing insurers in the initial stages of the claims process to early dispute resolution, arbitration and/or litigation, trial, and appeal. CWP continues to earn recognition and accolades in the insurance industry as a result of its recent successes in various commercial insurance and reinsurance matters.

 

Third-Party Liability Coverage

CWP also has the knowledge and experience to effectively and efficiently represent and advise insurers in the arena of coverage determinations, disputes and litigation involving commercial general liability coverage, construction defect claims, and professional liability coverage.

 

Bad Faith Litigation

CWP has successfully represented insurers in bad faith claims by policyholders seeking extra-contractual damages, statutory penalties, punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees. Whether these claims are first asserted in a separate action by an insured, or are part of a counterclaim against insurers who have filed declaratory judgment complaints, CWP has the knowledge, experience, and energy to mount an aggressive response.

 

Complex Cases, Catastrophic Damages, and Insurance

CWP understands the dynamics of large value cases with multiple parties and/or layers of insurance.  The firm is often called on to advise in these high stakes situations.

 

Large-Loss Subrogation

CWP has the distinction of representing some of the largest commercial property and casualty insurers and reinsurers in a variety of recovery actions against responsible third parties across the U.S., as well as internationally. CWP’s subrogation practice is focused on recovering large claims paid for losses in the energy, petrochemical, and construction industries.

 

Representative Clients

  • Ace
  • Aegis
  • AIG
  • Allianz
  • Allied World
  • Alterra
  • Arch
  • Axis
  • Commonwealth
  • Everest Re
  • HDI
  • Infrassure
  • Liberty
  • Munich Re
  • Navigators
  • Partner Re
  • QBE
  • RSUI
  • Scor
  • Starr Technical Risks Agency, Inc.
  • Swiss Re
  • Torus
  • Travelers
  • Various Syndicates at Lloyd’s
  • XL (Bermuda)
  • Zurich

"I have challenged the lawyers at CWP with some of the toughest issues I’ve encountered around the world involving complex situations and sophisticated parties. Their ability to analyze the issues and develop innovative and effective strategies to reach a resolution is their greatest strength. They are litigators who know how to avoid litigation, but they will not shy away from it if necessary. From the most junior associates to the senior partners, the service, professionalism and quality is always first rate. I can choose who I work with and I turn to this firm on a regular basis."

MARK V. HANDY
SR. VICE PRESIDENT
AIG Property/Casualty