Larry Schiffer, Esq. is one of the foremost authorities on insurance/reinsurance matters he has a wealth of knowledge and experience spans both the property and casualty and the life and health markets, and includes long-term care, captives, brokers and intermediaries, run off entities and surplus and excess lines. He is well known throughout the insurance and legal communities for litigating, arbitrating and mediating insurance and reinsurance matters and complex commercial litigation disputes.
Mr. Schiffer is well-respected professionally and has provided counsel and advice on a wide variety of insurance and reinsurance issues including coverage, insolvency, commutations and recaptures, due diligence for corporate transactions and investments, reinsurance audits and inspections, cyber insurance, claims analysis, contract wording, communications, policies and procedures between insurers and related issues.
Mr. Schiffer has worked on some of the largest insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes in the country including the World Trade Center Respiratory Coverage Litigation; the NFL Concussion Coverage Litigation, a significant Madoff bond dispute and the Unicover debacle reinsurance arbitration. Additionally, he has litigated complex commercial disputes, employment, insurance regulatory and product liability matters.
As a mediator, Mr. Schiffer has been selected to mediate all types of commercial and civil disputes including employment and contract cases, pending in the State and Federal Courts.
It is the highest form of compliment and respect that those who have worked with or have been a client of Mr. Schiffer, have described him as being “very proficient in his management of cases/issues and well-attuned to client needs and concerns”; “He is the most able, competent, erudite reinsurance lawyer I have ever encountered.
Wherever I travel, when lawyers and insurers speak of experts in the field, Mr. Schiffer’s name is at the top of every list.”; “He is more than just an outstanding and capable attorney with deep subject matter expertise. It is his breadth of intimate long developed industry relations that really sets him apart.”; “Larry Schiffer is a very detail oriented, smart attorney who is quite dedicated to his craft. With great intellect and attention to understanding the global effect of his decisions, he is a go-to lawyer for clients.”
Mr. Schiffer has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Bermuda and the United Kingdom and has been widely published on reinsurance and other insurance litigation and technology topics in various national and international journals including the New York State Bar Association’s Insurance Law Practice treatise, International Risk Management Institute, Inc.’s (IRMI.com) quarterly Expert Commentaries on Reinsurance and the Westlaw Journal Insurance Coverage. He has been recognized by Chambers USA, Insurance Expert Guides; Best of the Best, the International Who’s Who of Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers, Legal 500 Hall of Fame, U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers in American and SuperLawyers. He also is the author of the Schiffer on Re-Insurance blog.
Mr. Schiffer is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the United States.