Sedgwick’s C-Suite Risk Report blog analyzes developments affecting insurers of public and non-public companies, financial institutions, professional service firms and their directors and officers. The blog will include summaries of news articles, interesting cases and court rulings, as well as links to other timely information in a format that is easily accessible by industry professionals.

Insurance Practices

The most complex and high-stakes legal challenges facing the insurance industry demand the highest level of expertise and commitment, delivered by a coordinated team across all areas of insurance law. Sedgwick’s insurance practice is organized by substantive discipline with attorneys from each of Sedgwick’s offices in the United States, Europe and our affiliated office in Bermuda. Read more …

Professional Liability Coverage

Sedgwick lawyers provide a broad array of services to the professional lines insurance industry.  These services include due diligence and pre-underwriting audits; claims reviews to assess exposure and claims handling; policy and endorsement drafting; review of coverage issues and the rendition of coverage advice; and prosecution and defense of coverage actions and bad faith claims. Read more …

D&O Coverage

As some of the leading practitioners of insurance and reinsurance law, our attorneys represent insurers and reinsurers throughout the world in cases involving the liability of directors and officers.  Our experience extends beyond claims made against directors and officers of publicly traded companies to include claims involving private companies, nonprofit entities, investment trusts, and limited and general partnerships. Read more …

About our Editors

SF_BDH1Brian Harrison represents primary and excess insurers in complex coverage, commercial litigation and arbitration matters. His practice focuses on providing coverage advice and handling disputes under directors and officers, employment practices, and property and casualty policies in the U.S. Among his many accomplishments include litigating and favorably settling a coverage and bad faith action for an alleged deceptive and unfair lending practices, litigating and favorably settling a breach of contract and bad faith action arising out of the failure of a major bank, and litigating and favorably settling a breach of contract and bad faith action brought by a regional bank. Mr. Harrison is a member of the California and San Francisco Bar Associations and the professional Liability Underwriting Society. he is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Read more …

CH_JQB1Jennifer Quinn Broda represents insurance markets in Bermuda, London and domestically in connection with various types of coverage matters. Her professional liability experience includes handling claims involving directors and officers, employment practices, lawyers, accountants, and insurance agents, among others. Ms. Broda also has experience handling coverage matters under general liability and cyber liability policies. In addition, she performs auditing services for various reinsurers and has assisted in the drafting of policy forms for managed care liability, management liability and employment practices liability. Read more …

NY_TRO1Thomas R. Orofino counsels leading U.S. and U.K. insurers on complex matters involving financial institution bonds, commercial crime policies, professional indemnity policies and other specialty lines products. His experience includes the successful representation of clients in state and federal courts in connection with coverage and bad faith litigation. Before joining Sedgwick, Mr. Orofino served as a specialty underwriter for a major international insurer, where he negotiated and underwrote primary and excess errors and omissions policies, with a focus on the media and entertainment industry. He is a published author on a wide variety of topics, including his most recent book chapters “Cancellation and Termination,” Annotated Commercial Crime Insurance Policy (ABA, 3d Ed. 2015) and “The Other Insuring Agreements of Commercial Crime Policies,” Commercial Crime Insurance Coverage (ABA, 3d Ed. 2015). Mr. Orofino recently explored the rise of “Social Engineering” schemes and issues presented under crime policies in his CLE presentation, “Social Engineering — Exploiting the Human Factor and the Well-Intentioned Employee.”  Read more …