Boies Schiller Flexner has represented insurance companies in some of the most substantial, complex, and well-publicized claims industry participants have faced, typically involving significant financial stakes for our clients. Our skill at developing and presenting coverage defenses has been instrumental in securing successful outcomes on both dispositive motions and at trial.
As a result of our decades of experience in this area, we have deep knowledge and wide-ranging insight into the insurance industry, enabling us to work with each client to overcome challenges and build enterprise value. In every scenario, our approach is to align solutions with the issues at hand.
Our work includes defending major insurers in nationwide class actions challenging pricing aspects of life insurance and other financial products, including numerous cost-of-insurance disputes. BSF has achieved outright victories in a number of these cases and has successfully resolved others through class settlements, often relying on our reputation as lawyers who are ready and able to take cases to trial in order to leverage the best possible outcome for our clients.
Additionally, major litigation often prompts regulatory inquiries, and BSF has skillfully represented insurance company clients before state regulators, both in relation to parallel litigation and when regulatory concerns arise independently. Given the range of approaches to regulatory oversight, we place a priority on understanding the philosophy of each individual state agency and tailor our approach to each situation.
Although we most often defend insurance company clients in litigation, we also have successfully taken an offensive stance when our clients’ interests necessitated doing so, including efforts to enforce the statutory and common law prohibition on wagering on the lives of strangers in the life insurance context and in response to attempts by others to claw back distributions made to our clients.
Whether on the offensive or defensive side, our insurance team is dedicated to pursuing all feasible pathways to success for each of the companies, executives, and organizations we represent.