The insurance industry is highly regulated by a variety of laws, regulations and administrative pronouncements, which differ, sometimes substantially, from state to state. Our firm represents insurance companies in connection with complying with their various legal obligations and expertly assists them in all aspects of the insurance business. We regularly serve insurance companies underwriting policies throughout the country with regulatory compliance, general corporate issues and litigation. We work with clients seeking to form new insurance companies, expand their business into new states or add additional lines of authority to prepare and submit the appropriate NAIC Uniform Certificate of Authority Application (“UCAA”) and then work with state regulators in gaining approval of the application. We are also experienced in reviewing, preparing and making various regulatory filings with state insurance departments, including annual statements and holding company filings. In addition, we work with insurance companies in complying with various corporate best practices, such as audit committee composition and anti-fraud plan implementation. In addition to our representation of insurance companies, we regularly advise insurance agents on complying with their various obligations to state agencies.
On the litigation side, our attorneys have significant experience representing insurance companies in coverage disputes and related matters.