PropertyCasualtyFocus is a service of Carlton Fields, a national law firm with approximately 330 attorneys and government and financial services consultants serving clients from offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, D.C. The firm is known for its national litigation practice, including class action defense, trial practice, white-collar representation, and high-stakes appeals; its insurance practice, including life and financial lines, property and casualty, reinsurance, and title insurance; its regulatory practice; and its handling of sophisticated business transactions and corporate counseling for domestic and international clients. For additional information, visit www.carltonfields.com. (Carlton Fields practices law in California through Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, LLP.)
PropertyCasualtyFocus covers legal and regulatory developments affecting participants in the property & casualty insurance industry. It is written and edited by attorneys and guest contributors whose practices involve conducting litigation and providing regulatory advice and representation on behalf of property & casualty insurers. For a broader survey of issues and developments in the financial services industry—including life insurance, healthcare, consumer finance and banking, securities and reinsurance—read Carlton Fields’s quarterly newsletter, ExpectFocus. For daily analysis of reinsurance-related and arbitration developments, check out Reinsurance Focus.
In September 2011, Christopher Glazek of the magazine n + 1 interviewed the novelist Helen DeWitt, author of The Last Samurai and Lightning Rods. They had the following exchange:
CG: Wallace Stevens worked at [an] insurance company. So did Kafka.
HD: I’ve thought that would be interesting. Insurance is interesting.
For more than 110 years, the attorneys in Carlton Fields’s Property & Casualty Insurance Industry Group have represented leading insurers in the U.S., European and London markets, both as in-house and as outside counsel. The services we provide range from defending claims practices, underwriting procedures and coverage positions in class actions, bad faith suits and other high stakes litigation, to providing counsel, analysis and opinions about regulatory and compliance issues, policy terms and coverage requirements. Our history of counseling diverse businesses in the insurance industry, together with our personal experience working in insurance industry law departments, affords us a unique understanding of our clients’ priorities and needs.
For more on our property & casualty insurance practice or PropertyCasualtyFocus, please contact us.