The LGWM Insurance Coverage Practice Group often is called upon by carrier clients to serve as monitoring counsel in complex cases. Those services may be required where the policy involves no duty to defend, or where the insured has a high retention and choice of counsel. Those services also may be required where the carrier maintains an excess position.
As monitoring counsel, our team provides analysis and evaluation of the claim exposure, monitors the progress and cost of the defense, and assists in negotiating the carrier’s settlement contribution. If the need arises, we help carriers identify potential coverage issues that may exist, and navigate the claim to resolution, while ensuring the carrier’s coverage obligations are fulfilled. Often, our monitoring counsel services are requested in order to represent carriers at mediations, and to monitor trials.