Overview

Faegre Drinker counsels life insurance carriers on all aspects of insurance regulation, high-stakes litigation, and M&A and other transactional matters. Top-rated and nationally recognized, our attorneys understand how the insurance industry works and design legal strategies accordingly. We litigate on behalf of clients, large and small, in single-plaintiff suits, bad faith actions and class actions throughout the country while carefully monitoring litigation threats and emerging trends. We also advise on matters involving product performance and administration, complex claims, reinsurance, bad faith and extra-contractual liability, improper sales practices and consumer protection statute violations, among others. Deeply familiar with applicable, often conflicting federal and state regulations, we analyze policy provisions and form filings, help formulate responses to information requests from regulators, and otherwise counsel life insurers on identifying and adopting best practices for regulatory compliance.

Life insurers rely on our depth of ERISA experience and engage us regularly to litigate claims arising under disability policies. We have also defended and successfully resolved dozens of producer disputes, suitability claims, agent defalcation claims and customer arbitrations. Our participation in the American Council of Life Insurers, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and other trade groups, helps us track the latest litigation threats and the emerging trends that affect our life insurer clients.

Insights & Events

Latest

Media Mentions February 2024

Scott Kosnoff Contributes to Lex Mundi Report on Implications of GenAI for Corporate Legal Management

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Updates January 2024

Artificial Intelligence Briefing: NYDFS Releases Proposed Circular on AI Use in Insurance Underwriting, Pricing

5 min read  
News December 2023

Jessica Loesing Gallagher Selected as 2024 ‘Emerging Leader’ by the American Property Casualty Insurance Association

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Updates December 2023

Artificial Intelligence Briefing: NAIC Adopts AI Model Bulletin

5 min read  
Published Articles December 2023

Sara Manske and John Mulhern Co-Author Chapter in Second Edition of Research Handbook on International Insurance Law and Regulation

USA: A Regulatory Overview of the World’s Largest Insurance Market
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Press Release December 2023

Faegre Drinker AI-X Team Launches Algorithmic Discrimination Testing and AI Governance and Risk Management Service for Insurers

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Podcast November 2023

Steve Serfass Discusses Long-Term Care Insurance in The Helper Bees’ ‘Voices of LTCi’ Podcast

1 min read  
Updates October 2023

Artificial Intelligence Briefing: Sweeping EO “Establishes New Standards for AI Safety and Security”

6 min read  
Speaking Engagement Recap October 02, 2023

AI Regulation and Risk Management

Life Insurance Direct Marketing Association (LIDMA) 2023 Conference
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Speaking Engagement Recap September 28, 2023

Indexed Life and Annuities: Innovation and Litigation

ACLI Annual Conference 2023
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