For Corporate Clients With Insurance Issues
Stradley Ronon’s insurance lawyers provide counsel to the firm’s corporate clients on a variety of insurance issues − from shaping insurance and indemnification requirements in transactions to developing risk management programs to selecting the right broker. We provide counsel regarding insurance program design matters and offer guidance on legal issues surrounding insurance-related investments.
As Experts, Arbitrators & Amici Curiae
Our insurance group leaders serve as experts, arbitrators and mediators in complex insurance disputes and on critical industry regulatory issues. Stradley Ronon is also recognized amici curiae counsel for various industry groups, including the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania and the American Council of Life Insurers.
Our Accolades & Industry Involvement
In addition to teaching at numerous university and bar association events, our group is actively involved in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, helping clients and regulators navigate evolving legislative and market developments. We also actively participate in other industry groups, including the International Association of Insurance Receivers, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) – Corporate Insurance Coverage Committee, the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, the Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, the Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Run-Off Companies, and the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance.
Our insurance group members are routinely recognized by peers, clients and third parties such as Chambers, Best Lawyers, The Legal Intelligencer and Martindale-Hubbell. Our team members are frequently called on by media for their insurance industry expertise. Our members are regularly quoted in news and trade publications and websites.
Our Insurance Financial & Regulatory Specialist
As the Deputy Insurance Commissioner for the Pennsylvania Insurance Department’s Office of Corporate and Financial Regulation from 1998 to 2015, Stephen J. Johnson, CPA, oversaw the Bureau of Company Licensing and Financial Analysis and the Bureau of Financial Examinations and served in many leadership positions at the NAIC on financial regulatory matters during his tenure. An integral part of Stradley Ronon’s insurance team, Steve provides resources for our clients on financial strategies and related transactions and on the regulatory implications of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. He also provides guidance on the implementation of new regulatory requirements; reviews transactional documents for insurance regulatory issues and possible alternatives; designs and develops presentations to trade groups, companies and regulators; and creates and assesses workout options for troubled companies.