Choice of Law in Insurance Coverage Disputes: Strategies and Perspectives From Policyholder and Insurer Counsel
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide counsel in choice of law issues and strategies in insurance coverage disputes, including how different jurisdictions approach conflicts of law and the various choice of law tests adopted by the courts, recent and future trends, and strategic and practical considerations for resolving these issues.
- Choice of law tests
- First Restatement
- Second Restatement
- Other multifactor tests
- Recent decisions and trends
- Contractual choice of law clauses
- Strategic and practical considerations
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the various choice of law tests employed in different jurisdictions?
- What strategic and practical considerations must be taken into account?
- What are the current choice of law doctrines and possible future developments?
- What is the current state of play for choice of law provisions in insurance policies?
Stephanie V. Corrao
Crowell & Moring
Ms. Corrao represents insurers and reinsurers on a range of matters, from providing pre-dispute advice and legal... | Read More
Ms. Corrao represents insurers and reinsurers on a range of matters, from providing pre-dispute advice and legal analysis of specific contract provisions and coverage issues to working to resolve complex disputes before courts and arbitrators. Her experience centers on difficult coverage issues such as allocation of liability, trigger of coverage, and issues pertaining to excess insurance such as horizontal versus vertical exhaustion. Ms. Corrao also focuses on coverage questions pertaining to cyber risks, such as claims involving business e-mail compromise claims. In addition, she represents clients in a variety of other matters ranging from class action securities litigation to environmental, toxic tort, product liability, and sexual misconduct claims, addressing such issues as an insurer’s defense obligations, conditions of coverage, corporate successorship, and policy exclusions, to name a few.Close
Harry J. Moren
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Mr. Moren specializes in commercial litigation. He also counsels corporate policyholders on insurance issues and helps... | Read More
Mr. Moren specializes in commercial litigation. He also counsels corporate policyholders on insurance issues and helps them resolve disputes with their insurers. Mr. Moren regularly writes for several firm blogs, including Trust Anchor (Cybersecurity & Data Privacy) and Trade Secrets Watch.Close
Derrick R. Ward
Mr. Ward’s practice includes appeals, employment litigation, and insurance coverage. Before joining the firm he... | Read More
Mr. Ward’s practice includes appeals, employment litigation, and insurance coverage. Before joining the firm he gained extensive experience working on legal matters affecting U.S. public education. From defending school districts facing Title IX and Section 1983 litigation to serving as a Civil Rights Attorney for the U.S. Department of Education, Mr. Ward has seen firsthand the broad spectrum of legal challenges that can face even a specialized client like public schools. He is proud to use the skills he learned in service of public education to advance the interests of a broader range of employers and industries.Close