They’re really top notch. Their big strengths are their ability to analyze legal issues and provide advice. They know how to frame the argument—they’re storytellers. - Chambers USA, 2020Kirkland & Ellis has a record of trying — and winning — important insurance cases for its clients. On the policyholder side, we represent corporate insureds in disputes involving CGL, product liability, D&O, business interruption, and EPL policies. On the insurance industry side, we have successfully represented insurance companies and brokers in commercial litigation involving employment discrimination, ERISA, contract, and antitrust disputes. By focusing our litigation practice on different substantive areas for policyholders than for insurers, we are able to represent clients of both types while bringing to bear our unique appreciation for the dynamics of the insurance industry.
Our insurance coverage practice is unique in its trial focus. We identify the most significant issues up front and focus on developing the facts and law into a clear, persuasive narrative that a court or jury will not only understand but will also adopt. We have deep experience in disputes involving complex, historical insurance programs, transactional and corporate successorship issues, and underlying liabilities of all types.
Our combination of courtroom advocacy and substantive experience is second to none. We pursue our clients’ rights aggressively and develop efficient, creative approaches to litigation. Kirkland has achieved victories for our clients in insurance disputes at the trial and appellate level in state and federal courts throughout the country, in U.S. and international arbitrations, and in mediations and direct negotiations.