Law Firm Marketing Checklist for 2022

Are you ready to attract more legal clients in 2022? It’s a simple question that can take considerable planning. The future of law firm marketing is now digital. Rainmaking in pre-COVID days focused on industry conferences and personal networking. While...
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Panel Counsel Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Attorney diversity within a law firm is increasingly important to litigation panel managers at leading P&C insurance companies. When panel counsel managers seek outside counsel for the defense of litigation matters—whether employment practices disputes, premises liability claims, or auto accidents—the...
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Panel Counsel Business Development Insights

How to get on an insurance panel is changing and panel counsel law firms need to either keep up the pace or risk falling behind competitors. This article identifies three leading factors that managing partners at insurance defense law firms...
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News for AIG Panel Counsel Members

Insurance defense law firms that are current or prospective AIG panel counsel members will want to stay up-to-date on this leading P&C insurance company. Here are a few news items we are following. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Staffing Goals In...
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News for Allstate Panel Counsel Members

Allstate is pursuing a three-year goal of becoming the “most diverse digital protection solutions company.” The strategic focus on all things digital includes staffing and cost-cutting measures, automated claims processing, and new premium pricing models. This article highlights leading initiatives...
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Google Tackles Premises Liability Claims

Commercial property owners can now manage slip and fall, workers’ compensation, and other premises liability claims more accurately with risk management tools recently launched by Google Cloud in partnership with BlueZoo Inc., a technology startup company. The new Google premises...
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Cyber Insurance Claims Analyzed in Ransomware Report

The average ransomware demand was $175,000 in 2019, a 12-fold increase from $15,000 in 2017, according to the Ransomware 2021 Spotlight Report issued by NetDiligence. The report focuses on small to medium enterprises (SMEs). Cyber insurance claims attorneys can use...
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Liberty Mutual to Buy State Auto

The 33-state insurance market built by State Auto Financial is being sold to Liberty Mutual for $2.3 billion. The deal is approved by the State Auto board and is expected to close in 2022. State Auto panel counsel law firms...
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NORCAL Acquired by ProAssurance

ProAssurance completed its acquisition of NORCAL Mutual on May 5, 2021. The transaction was valued at about $600 million, based in part on future performance. NORCAL panel counsel members will want to monitor the status of their accounts. The NORCAL...
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Hippo Homeowner Insurance IPO

Hippo Holdings Inc. is the name for a new insurtech homeowner insurance agency that will result from the planned merger between Reinvent Technology Partners Z and Hippo Enterprises Inc., a Delaware corporation. Hippo Insurance Services is a general agent for...
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Chubb Offers to Buy The Hartford

The Hartford received an unsolicited purchase offer from Chubb Limited on March 18, 2021. The non-binding proposal, valued at $23.2 billion in cash and stock, is under review by The Hartford’s board of directors and their legal advisors. If approved,...
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Google, Allianz & MunichRe Partner on Cyber Insurance

Google Cloud is now the first major cloud service provider to offer cyber risk insurance - an area of business that has been lacking coverage for years as more and more organizations save and store their data, including confidential customer...
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