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

We hope you and your families remain healthy, physically and mentally. When we wrote our last chairs’ message, none of us expected that the impact to our personal and professional lives brought by the COVID-19 crisis would be so profound or last this long. Our virtual connections have provided an invaluable lifeline to friends, family and professional contacts. Like everyone, our committee continues to adapt and adjust to these changes, and we will continue to provide our members with vital resources for your practice.

With so many important current events, we are proud to present a double issue of Coverage. Please read Terrance J. Evans’ important article, entitled The Pursuit of Racial Justice Can Pave the Way for Diversity and Inclusion in the Insurance and Legal Industries, and consider what you, your firm, your company, can do to pave the way for meaningful diversity and inclusion in the legal community, the insurance industry, and society more broadly.

This issue of Coverage also features articles on the emerging coverage topics of COVID-19, the sharing economy, and coverage for insureds’ affirmative claims for relief. We hope you find this useful, not only to your practice, but personally.

Planning for ICLC’s Women in Insurance (WIN) Conference is well underway. The conference is scheduled for November 5, 2020. We are monitoring COVID-19 developments and, for now, we plan to offer WIN as a hybrid in-person conference in Dallas, but also with a live streaming option, so that speakers and attendees are able to participate remotely. Despite the disruptions we all face, we have a fantastic lineup of programs and speakers planned. Save the date!

We are also in the midst of planning our yearly Tucson CLE conference, which is scheduled for March 3-6, 2021. We hope by then we can all return to enjoy the beautiful familiarity of the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. We will continue to provide updates for both meetings and encourage you to keep an eye out for our ABA Connect messages.

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


Ernest Martin
Anna Torres


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