Litigation and Regulatory Compliance


The lawyers in our Insurance Practice Group are thought leaders in the industry. They represent insurers, reinsurers, brokers, other professionals, and industry trade groups in a wide variety of matters, including coverage issues, defense and monitoring of complex claims, policy wordings, and internal business practices. We have broad experience in many areas, including property, commercial general liability, inland marine, ocean marine, fine art and specie, reinsurance, professional liability, environmental, and aviation.

Perhaps most important, our lawyers help clients to avoid disputes and to resolve existing disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible. We bring our substantial knowledge and experience to bear in providing our clients sound and efficient counsel. Practice Group members frequently publish and lecture to industry trade groups, conduct workshops for underwriters and claims professionals, and instruct in law schools on insurance law and issues. Practice Group members also serve as arbitrators in insurance and reinsurance matters. We are proud to serve as counsel to both the American Institute of Marine Underwriters and the Inland Marine Underwriters Association.

The Practice Group is led by Partners Joe Grasso and Timothy Diemand. In addition to his experience in private practice, Joe worked in the General Counsel's office of a premier Lloyd's of London syndicate. Joe has been nationally recognized as a leading insurance lawyer in several publications, including Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys, Who's Who Legal, and The Legal 500. Tim has extensive experience representing clients both domestically and abroad in high profile and cutting edge litigation and has worked overseas in both London and the Middle East.

To ensure comprehensive representation of our insurance industry clients, we work closely with other Wiggin and Dana Practice Groups where appropriate.