The members of the insurance practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP have strong and diverse backgrounds as long-time counsel to insurance and reinsurance companies around the world in complex disputes and transactions.
Our insurance clients trust our insurance litigators to defend them in national class actions and other complex cases that expose them to risk of substantial loss. In recent years, the loss exposures in cases we handled ranged from several million dollars to an estimated $5 billion.
The Akin Gump insurance litigators successfully represent life insurance, health insurance, property/casualty insurance and reinsurance companies in cases challenging a wide array of alleged conduct under an equally broad number of legal theories. We also engage in litigation, arbitration and counseling on behalf of clients involved in all manner of reinsurance and insurance insolvency disputes.
We have broad experience in this field, including:
- national class actions
- securities fraud claims
- RICO claims
- ERISA benefit claims
- ERISA fiduciary claims
- insurance industry conspiracy
- bad faith claims
- coverage disputes
- improper calculation of policy benefits
- improper marketing and/or sales practices
- vanishing premium claims
- reinsurance disputes
- improper underwriting practices
- health care provider reimbursement claims
The firm represents insurance companies as plaintiffs in nationwide actions brought against individuals and corporations accused of committing insurance fraud. We also represent insurance companies asserting various agencies of the federal government improperly shifted certain government health care costs to private insurers.
Our goal is to resolve cases with the best possible results for our clients. When needed, our insurance practice works in tandem with the firm’s nationally recognized Supreme Court and appellate practice to bring cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the federal courts of appeals, state supreme courts or state courts of appeal.