For more than 75 years, O'Melveny’s Insurance Group has provided litigation, arbitration, regulatory, and transactional services to the insurance industry’s biggest names, including ACE, CIGNA, Northwestern, XL, and Zurich. Our team—recipient of Chambers USA's 2010 Award for Excellence in the Insurance category—has earned its top-tier reputation by tackling the market’s most complex matters, often delivering precedent-setting results in the process.
We work with insurance clients to resolve disputes involving insurance coverage company practices, regulatory issues, ERISA issues, reinsurance claims, mutual funds, securities, and criminal defense—in the wake of September 11th, we represented Zurich in a jury trial over more than US$1.13 billion in disputed coverage for the World Trade Center. We also represent clients worldwide under various international arbitration regimes, including the English Arbitration Act and AAA rules, and have helped clients find success in virtually every major international procedural and industry setting.
Our regulatory litigation work includes state commission insurance hearings relating to hostile takeovers, constitutional challenges to state laws and regulations, and voter-passed initiatives. We are exceptionally well-versed in handling complex actuarial cases involving reinsurance and risk transfers, as well as cases involving environment and asbestos liabilities and complex insurance products and agency relationships.