While a substantial share of our work relates to reinsurance or retrocessional claims, which are frequently arbitrated, the insurance industry has also come to us recently to handle large, complex coverage litigation. We represent insurers in high-profile, complex coverage cases involving asbestos, environmental and other mass torts. Our capabilities in this area are bolstered by our experienced environmental and product liability lawyers.
Even when a dispute is subject to arbitration, a seasoned litigator is essential in the reinsurance area. We have handled the entire spectrum of issues arising under the Federal Arbitration Act, the Uniform Arbitration Act and the New York Convention on International Arbitration – from motions to compel arbitration, to motions to confirm or vacate an arbitration award. We have been at the forefront of court decisions respecting consolidation of arbitrations when multiple reinsurance contracts or reinsurers are involved in a dispute.