Erica Kerstein focuses her practice on complex insurance matters, with particular emphasis in the areas of financial lines, bad faith, commercial general liability and first-party property. Her extensive experience includes matters involving environmental, professional liability, general liability, and other claims, both counseling and representing clients in high-profile matters. Erica is a member of the firm’s Insurance + Reinsurance Group.
Insurance Coverage Arbitration and Litigation
Erica represents domestic and foreign insurers and reinsurers in litigation across the United States, both in federal and state courts. She also represents insurers before arbitration panels and mediators in the United States and abroad, with a particular focus on Bermuda and London arbitrations of complex insurance coverage issues. She has litigated and arbitrated many of the insurance industry's fundamental dispute issues, including restitution, disgorgement, consent, reasonableness, allocation, subrogation, misrepresentation, warranty/rescission, late notice, prior notice, exhaustion, bad faith, professional services exclusion, owned property exclusion, prior or pending litigation exclusion, pollution exclusion and enforcement of arbitration provisions. In addition, Erica has represented public companies, financial services firms and individuals in securities enforcement matters, internal investigations, and compliance matters.
Erica is known for engaging with her clients in an incisive, efficient and responsive manner. She is a sought-after speaker and has published articles on a broad range of insurance-related topics.