How to Maximize Available Environmental Coverage and Minimize Disputes with Carriers

  • Organizer: NYS Bar Association's Emerging Issues in Environmental Insurance
  • Location: Latham & Watkins LLP, 885 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10022
  • Date: October 28, 2016
  • Time: 11:15 AM-12:50 PM

This session will focus on lessons learned from recent case law addressing the meaning of key features in environmental insurance policies, including pre-existing known conditions and disclosure; claims made and reporting requirements; the reporting of claims and circumstances; the scope of covered remediation expenses; arbitration clauses and choice of law and forum clauses, together with practical advice for counsel to consider when negotiating the actual language of the environmental insurance policy for a specific transaction.  In addition, the panel will provide advice on key techniques/strategies for policyholders to utilize at the time a claim is made or a pollution incident discovered to maximize the environmental insurance coverage and minimize disputes.

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