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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 John Bonnie and Jim Cooper.


Message from the Chairs

Greetings Fellow ICLC Members:

A Wildly Successful Tucson Meeting

To the more than 400 lawyers and insurance professionals who attended our 35th anniversary CLE Seminar at the beautiful Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson the first week in March, thank you for part in setting a new meeting attendance record! It was an exceptional meeting—not only in terms of the substantive CLE programming offered, but also the many networking and social events offered over the four days we were together.

Sincere thanks to the meeting chairs for their tireless work over the last twelve months planning and delivering this great meeting: Natalie Dubose (Haynes and Boone) and Cory Patterson (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough), and to the meeting vice-chairs Christina Arnone (Stinson) and Sara Schroeder (Allied Professionals Insurance). Their broad shoulders carried this meeting for all of us.

The Journal Coverage

The Winter 2023 edition of ICLC’s journal Coverage is now available on the ICLC website. This issue of Coverage features articles on these timely and educational topics, and we urge you to get your quarterly dose of law-review quality discussions of cutting-edge issues impacting the insurance coverage practice area. Special thanks to our Coverage editor-in Chief Mike Levine, and associate editors Karin Scherner Aldama, Robert Chesler, Andrea DeField, Margaret T. Karchmer, Ian McLin, Ellis I. Medoway, Benjamin Ritz, and Andrew Willis for making this important committee resource possible.

Section of Litigation Annual Conference in Atlanta, April 19-21

The 2023 Litigation Section Annual Conference will be held in Atlanta April 19-21 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in bustling Midtown Atlanta. The brochure for the three days of events is available, and registration can be completed.

On Wednesday, April 19, ICLC will have a committee dinner for those attending the conference. If you plan to attend and would like to be included in our dinner plans, please contact John Bonnie and be on the lookout for an email announcement shortly.

ICLC Website

Be sure and follow the ever-changing content posted to the ICLC website, including substantive Articles on areas of law and trends relevant to the insurance coverage practice area, as well as Practice Points offering insight and guidance in an easy to access and digest format on a wide range of topics. Special thanks to our website editors, Laura Hanson and David Kroeger for their hard work in maintaining this important ICLC resource.

New ICLC Communications Platform “Committee Update”

ICLC is currently participating in Committee Update, a pilot program of the Section of Litigation that allows us to directly communicate with members of the ICLC via email. Prior to the launch of this platform, our communications were scheduled through and completed by the ABA staff, so we are pleased to now be able to efficiently share committee news, announcements, and updates with you.

Be on the lookout for future communications from ICLC, and don’t hesitate to use the platform to respond with any questions you may have

Join a Subcommittee
Please consider joining one of our many subcommittees, which will be active throughout the year generating content for our newsletters, website, and seminars. That is one of many opportunities the committee provides to form deep friendships, grow our professional networks, and of course, expand our knowledge base and sharpen our skills. Whether it's contributing articles to our Coverage publication, web content, webinar and roundtable programs, social media, our CLE events, or even a book idea, we encourage each of you to share your talents. Here is a list of the subcommittees you can join:


Additional Insureds

Advertising/Intellectual Property

Bad Faith


Business Interruption



Cyber Risk



Emerging Issues



Ethics & Professionalism


Products/Food & Drug

In House Counsel


Professional Liability


Personal Lines/Gig Economy

Young Lawyers



Also, please be on the lookout for ABA Connect emails (and make sure your preferences allow you to receive emails) because we will be announcing upcoming events and other committee-related opportunities. Of course, you can also reach out to any of the committee's cochairs or co-vice-chairs if you'd like to get involved.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Our best,

Committee Cochairs
Jim Cooper, Reed Smith LLP
John Bonnie, Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial LLC

Committee Vice-Chairs
Jodi Spencer, J. Spencer Law LLC    
Lindsay Rollins, Progressive Insurance Company


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

Find contact information for committee and subcommittee chairs:
Leadership Roster coming shortly.

Committee Leadership


John Bonnie
J. James Cooper

Web Editors

Laura Hanson 
David Kroeger


Newsletter Managing Editors

Michael S. Levine