The current legal environment in the Pacific Northwest creates numerous challenges for insurers. Statutes like Washington’s Insurance Fair Conduct Act and Oregon’s Senate Bill 814 are implementing harsh penalties for insurers found guilty of improper claims handling. Likewise, cases like the Washington Supreme Court’s Cedell v. Farmers Ins. Co. decision are limiting insurers’ legal rights. With more than 50 years of experience representing insurers in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, Lane Powell’s Insurance Law team knows this challenging landscape.
Lane Powell’s Insurance Law team provides the outstanding resources expected of a large law firm, with the individualized service of a smaller local or regional firm. We know you want cost-effective solutions to complex cases. We proactively approach cases for early resolution through early case assessments and risk analysis. When early resolution is not possible, our extensive experience enables us to efficiently handle your case in litigation.
Lane Powell handles the classes of business you write in the Pacific Northwest, including:
- Cyber risks
- Directors & officers liability
- Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)
- Environmental liability
- Excess liability
- Financial institutions bonds
- General liability
- Healthcare liability
- Life, health, disability, and ERISA
- Product liability
- Professional liability
- Umbrella liability
Lane Powell can help you every step of the way, from advising you regarding policy forms and wordings, to providing coverage opinions, to litigating coverage issues and defending you against bad faith allegations.
Many of the cases Lane Powell has litigated on behalf of our insurance industry clients have been published in federal and state reporters. Lane Powell’s insurance industry clients include members of the American International Group, members of the Hartford Insurance Group, members of the Liberty Mutual Group, and numerous syndicates and companies operating in the Lloyd’s market.
Lane Powell’s Insurance Law team is proud of the breadth and depth of our relationships within the insurance world. We appreciate that our clients provide us opportunities to learn their business from the inside, via secondments at Amlin, Beazley, Markel and XCS. We are gratified that U.S. News and Best Lawyers have recently named Lane Powell as one of the best law firms for insurance law, and that Lane Powell attorneys are annually honored as Rising Stars and Super Lawyers in the area of insurance coverage.