Insurance Coverage Litigation

About the Committee


Our committee is one of the largest and most active in the Section of Litigation through the energy and dedication of our 2,400 members, our ability to assimilate diverse and younger lawyers, and our high-quality substantive benefits. Subcommittee chairs author articles and website materials, coordinate with our membership and programming drives, and work to expand member benefits. Active Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee subcommittees include ADR, Additional Insureds, Advertising/Intellectual Property, Asbestos, Bad Faith, Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Business Interruption, CGL, Construction, Cyber Risk and Data Privacy, Directors & Officers, Diversity, Emerging Issues, Employment, Environmental, Ethics & Professionalism, Excess & Umbrella, Health, Life & Disability, In-House Counsel, International/London, Practice & Business Development, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Property, Reinsurance, Social Media, Website, Women in Insurance, and Young Lawyers.

Take the opportunity to network with both established and developing insurance coverage practitioners and litigators while staying ahead of litigation trends, legal developments and cutting edge insurance-related issues. Become a key member and contributor to the work of our active committee, and join us. Whether you are interested in serving as a subcommittee chair, joining a committee, or have questions about further involvement in the ICLC, Please contact ICLC chairs Ernest Martin or Anna Torres.


Message from the Chairs

As we write this Message from the Chairs, we are reflecting on this year’s virtual 2021 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Seminar. Despite the challenge of bringing you our beloved Tucson conference remotely, we are thrilled that the meeting was a huge success. Almost 400 people attended the conference, and feedback on our sessions was decidedly positive. We brought you 25 exciting, timely CLE programs and three networking events. We had strong corporate and law firm sponsorship, many of whom year over year provide support for the conference. Many thanks to our program cochairs Seth Friedman and Latosha Ellis and vice-chairs Arden Levy and Tyler Walker for making this unique conference a complete success! And, as always, we could not bring this meeting to you without the support and hard work of ABA staff who always make sure that everything runs smoothly and successfully. Of course, plans will shortly be underway for next year’s meeting when we will return in person to the beautiful Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona.

Despite the disruptions of the last year, our committee has continued to bring our members informative, timely, and innovative content via our website, roundtables, webinars, sound advice, vital resources tailored to current events and our practices and, of course, our Coverage newsletter. We encourage all our members to join ABA Connect and make sure your email settings allow for ABA communications so that you can keep up today with all of the committee’s offerings throughout the year and we can advise you of opportunities to contribute to the committee’s work.

Please mark your calendars for the 2021 Women in Litigation Joint CLE Conference. Women in Insurance will be presenting four breakout programs during this meeting which will be held on November 17-19, 2021. Stand by for more information on the programs and whether the conference will be held in person in Boston or virtually.

Ernest Martin and Anna Torres
Cochairs, Section of Litigation
Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee


Our active subcommittees include:

  • ADR
  • Additional Insureds
  • Advertising/Intellectual Property
  • Asbestos
  • Bad Faith
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Business Interruption
  • CGL
  • Cyber Risks and Data Privacy
  • Construction
  • Directors & Officers
  • Diversity
  • Emerging Issues
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Excess & Umbrella
  • Fidelity
  • Food and Drug
  • Health, Life & Disability
  • In-House Counsel
  • International/London
  • Practice & Business Development
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property
  • Reinsurance
  • Social Media
  • Website
  • Women in Insurance
  • Young Lawyers

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Committee Leadership


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Anna Torres


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