MLA attorneys are familiar with the unique challenges faced by insurers and other financial institutions in today’s litigation environment, and we proactively work with clients to develop strategies to minimize risk and to achieve rational resolutions to difficult legal issues. We have handled coverage litigation and issues in numerous substantive areas, including D&O claims, professional malpractice claims (accountants, attorneys, financial planners, insurance brokers, real estate professionals and others), employment practices claims, environmental claims, and construction defect claims, among others. We also monitor and report on insurance bordereaux and large liability claims that may involve excess liability policies.
Our attorneys have a depth of experience in handling the many varieties of bad faith claims that may be asserted against insurance companies. We defend “set up” claims arising from settlements made by a claimant and the insured. Although we recognize the potential risks posed by such claims, we also understand the ways in which they can be successfully resolved.
Many matters affecting financial institutions involve class action litigation. We have experience in handling and monitoring class action litigation; as a matter of fact, MLA has recently been successful in defeating class certification in a number of class actions. Some of our attorneys even creatively utilize class action as a method of settling claims against financial institutions.
Alternative dispute resolution has become increasingly important in the prompt and efficient resolution of claims against financial institutions. Our attorneys mediate successful resolutions to complex claims before nationally known mediators. We also have extensive experience in arbitration.
In addition to our own professional resources and depth of experience, we are able to utilize, when necessary, the extensive resources of the firm’s entire Litigation department.
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