Scott Seaman

Hinshaw & Culbertson

Scott Seaman is co-chair of Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP’s global Insurance Services Practice Group.  For over 33 years, Scott has successfully represented insurers and reinsurers before trial courts, appellate courts, and arbitration panels across the country in a variety of high stakes cases and matters involving general liability coverage (primary, umbrella, and excess), professional liability coverage, first-party property coverages, specialty coverages, bad faith and extra-contractual matters, fee disputes, and facultative and treaty reinsurance contracts. He has served as national coverage counsel as well as trial and appellate counsel. Scott also provides advice to companies on cyber, data breach and privacy, IoT, nanotechnology, gig economy, viruses and pandemics, climate change, M&A coverages, social change, and other emerging issues and on a wide-range of case specific and portfolio issues. Scott also has handled a variety of challenging international, professional liability, health/life science, director and officer liability, tort and product liability, and business and commercial cases.  Scott is a frequent speaker and prolific author on insurance and reinsurance law and litigation practice matters.  His treatise, Allocation of Losses in Complex Insurance Claims (9th Ed Thomson Reuters 2020 – 2021), addresses many of the important issues driving contemporary insurance claims and coverage litigation and reinsurance cessions and arbitrations.  He hosts Insurance Law Radio airing on the Blog Talk Radio Network and Hinshaw Insurance Law TV.  He is a founding fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel and fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America.  He has received numerous recognitions and awards and is ranked by: Chambers USA (Band 1); Martindale-Hubbell (AV Preeminent 5.0/5.0); The Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law; Leading Lawyers; Euromoney Legal Media Group, Expert Guides: “World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers”;  Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders – Insurance & Reinsurance.

Session Information:

Friday, May 7th | 10:10  – 11:00 AM

Ripped From the Headlines – Insurance and Reinsurance Issues in Current Events
The extraordinary events of the past year that have dominated headlines have affected all of us. This panel will discuss three major recent events; mass shootings, strikes, riots & civil commotion, and the recent Southwest freeze. Topics will focus on liability and coverage issues
most pressing for insurers and how claims and litigation arising out of these events may affect reinsurers.

Presenters: Scott Seaman, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Peter Kanaris, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Moderator: Laura Foggan, Crowell & Moring LLP