Insurance Coverage: Primary, Excess, Umbrella, and Reinsurance

Our insurance group is experienced in handling a wide variety of insurance, reinsurance, and commercial matters for the insurance industry. They include issues arising under general liability, D&O and E&O, professional liability, employment practices, environmental impairment, employee benefits and ERISA, life, health and disability, builders risk, technology, and first party property, as well as fidelity and surety bonds, payment and performance bonds, and financial guaranties.

We are continuously involved in a variety of coverage analysis matters, from the timely provision of informal coverage reviews of determinations made by insurers and other outside counsel, to formal coverage opinions involving complex multi-party, multi-policy, and multi-jurisdiction scenarios.

We routinely provide counseling and advice to major carriers and national corporations regarding a broad spectrum of coverage, excess, and reinsurance disputes. Our insurance group has represented insurers in an endless variety of declaratory judgment actions and bad-faith litigation in state and federal courts throughout Oklahoma and Texas.

Our objective is to provide the highest quality representation to our insurance clients in a cost-efficient manner. We work closely with insurers to develop goals and strategies on each case and to ensure that cases are staffed appropriately. Recognizing the continuing nature of the insured/insurer relationship and the disruption and expense of litigation, we endeavor to resolve disputes expeditiously in a manner beneficial to our clients. We make extensive use of mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), as well as creative settlement strategies. Where litigation is unavoidable, however, we vigorously and tenaciously pursue our client's interests, working as a team with claims professionals or in-house counsel to achieve a successful result.