Gallo Vitucci Klar has acquired the various practice areas of the firm formerly known as Rubin, Fiorella, Friedman & Mercante LLP, including its Reinsurance law practice group. The Reinsurance law practice group, chaired by Bruce Friedman, focuses primarily upon the handling of reinsurance disputes in both arbitral and judicial settings. The team is comprised of highly qualified and experienced attorneys, all with at least 15 years of reinsurance experience.
The Reinsurance team has been involved in some of the highest profile reinsurance disputes over the past 35 years, including matters of first impression. Its intimate knowledge of the business of reinsurance and ever-evolving industry practices, enable the team to provide cost-effective representation without the need to dedicate the client’s administrative resources to educating the lawyers about the technical aspects of the dispute. Our extensive involvement with arbitral disputes enables us to identify the most skilled and appropriate arbitrators to serve as party advocates and as the neutral umpires. The Chairman of the group is well known throughout the reinsurance industry and among ARIAS-certified reinsurance arbitrators and is widely regarded to be among the top ten reinsurance litigators in the country.
In addition to handling disputes in arbitration and litigation, the Reinsurance team offers services in contract drafting and review, reinsurance auditing, providing coverage analyses, commutation negotiations, dealing with insurance regulators in insurance insolvencies, and addressing reinsurance security issues.