Insurance Law and Claims Consulting

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Serving the insurance, reinsurance and alternative risk sectors of the industry, the insurance services team at Paul Frank + Collins provides our clients with an innovative and adaptive service platform to meet a variety of insurance law needs.

The Insurance Law Practice
We provide "bespoke" services for insurance clients with particularized needs across a variety of coverages, including property and casualty, environmental, energy, professional and other specialty lines. We add leverage and value through a broad array of senior contacts in the industry, including underwriters, brokers, claim managers, adjusters and investigators. We work with a detailed knowledge of the London, Bermuda, and U.S. markets. Our approach is pragmatic and we make it a point to know our clients’ needs.  

Our Insurance Law Team focuses on:


  1. Litigating coverage and bad faith claims, throughout the United States on behalf of insurers.
  2. National, regional and local coverage advice and insurance litigation.
  3. Monitoring counsel for excess and open market insurers in high severity claims with a focus on energy and property losses.
  4. Defending insurers in multi-district complex litigation.
  5. Arbitration.
  6. Counseling insurers through regulatory inquiries.
  7. Insurance policy drafting and restructuring.
  8. Reinsurance recoveries.
  9. Special projects, including evaluating changes in insurance industry standards, developing comprehensive claims handling practices, training nation-wide adjusting forces on specific claim trends/issues and delicate internal investigations. 
Consulting
Claims + Underwriting Audits
We provide sophisticated audit services. Depending on the client’s need or preference, these services are delivered through the law firm or through our wholly owned limited liability company, PF+C Insurance Services. Our consulting team includes insurance lawyers and professionals recruited from inside the industry, working together to provide our clients uniquely qualified perspectives and assistance. The Consulting Practice regularly audits claim handling best practices and reserve adequacy of TPAs, insurers and underwriting agents for a variety of insurance and reinsurance clients in the London, Bermuda and U.S. markets. On a selective basis we also perform underwriting audits. Our audit experience extends throughout the United States, and into Canada, the Bahamas/Caribbean and the United Kingdom. We are also experienced auditing in situations where a client suspects its interests may be jeopardized.
Claims Management
We provide claim management services, both on a portfolio and individual loss basis. Our portfolio claim management focuses on the captive and alternative risk sectors, for whom we manage a range of professional and general liability claims arising across the globe. In the area of individual loss management, we handle high severity claims, acting in either an outsource function or in a hybrid monitoring counsel/claim handler role as necessary.  We are cost effective, and augment the client’s claims staff with specialist skills when needed on particular claims, allowing them to maintain standards on their other claims.

Our claim management service utilizes a qualified panel of local assets to assist us wherever the claim is located, including adjusters, lawyers, investigators and facilitators.
Consulting

Insurance Services Professionals

Matt Pifer
Matthew E.C. Pifer
Group Practice Leader 
Nolan Burkhouse
Nolan C. Burkhouse
Insurance Law
Practice Manager
 
John Draper
John H. Draper, IV
Audit Practice Manager

Pamela L. Eaton
Associate
Matt Ferrigno
Matthew A. Ferrigno
Director
Matt Ferrigno
Benjamin L. Gould
Associate

Stephanie J. Mapes
Captive Practice Leader
President
Pete McDougall
Peter J. McDougall
Director
Megan A. Sigur
Megan A. Sigur
Associate
Steve Soule
Stephen J. Soule
Director
Bill Riley
William D. Riley
Director
Katie A. Haining
Katie A. Haining, CPCU, AIC, ARe
Claims Associate
 

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Latest News:

June, 2015 - PF+C Recognized by Chambers & Partners USA 2015

June, 2015 - Attorney Adeline Simenon Participates in Vermont-Quebec Enterprise Initiative

May, 2015 - Peter McDougall to Facilitate Discussion at VT EXPO

May, 2015 - Vermont Captive Insurance Legislative Agenda Signed Into Law

May, 2015 - PF+C Presents Wayne Shorter Quartet

April, 2015 -
Mark Hall to Present Seminar on "Resolving Boundary Disputes in Vermont"

March, 2015 -
Paul Frank + Collins Welcomes Attorney Pamela L. Eaton

February, 2015 -
Adeline Simenon Featured in Action France-Canada

February, 2015 - Benchmark Litigation 2015 Recognizes PF+C Litigators

January, 2015
- Matthew A. Ferrigno is Named a Director at PF+C


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Practice Areas

Paul Frank + Collins P.C. represents clients in domestic and international business disputes in state and federal courts and arbitration proceedings throughout the United States, with particular emphasis on business related litigation and the defense of personal injury and product liability claims. Read more about Commercial and Business Disputes…