In recognition of his knowledge and experience, Kip Dwyer was retained as the testifying expert by a quota share syndicate of insurers (ACE, AIG and CNA) on the subject of United States insurance law in a high-exposure coverage dispute pending in Quebec Provincial Court.
Mr. Dwyer was selected by Appleman On Insurance to write the authoritative treatise's first chapter on claim handling. After more than two years of drafting, Chapter Four: The Claim Process, Appleman On Insurance, Liability Edition was published in 2010. Mr. Dwyer is currently working on an updated second edition.
Mr. Dwyer has been on the UConn Law School faculty as an Adjunct Professor since 2008, and he currently teaches a substantive course entitled "Property Insurance," which is an accredited class for Juris Doctorate and Insurance LL.M. degrees, as well as the certificate issued by Center for Energy & Environmental Law.
Mr. Dwyer has also drafted and revised various insurance and reinsurance certificates, forms and endorsements to assist our clients in bringing new products to market and improving existing products. In addition, Mr. Dwyer is frequently called upon to advise property insurers during the investigation of significant and complicated property, builder's risk and business income claims.
Prior to joining R+C, Mr. Dwyer was an in-house attorney in Travelers' law department, where he managed the litigation of coverage and claim-handling suits in courts across the country. In that role, Mr. Dwyer developed unique insight into the real-world dynamics between corporate law departments and their internal stakeholders, and the importance of managing expectations at every stage of the case. In private practice, Kip Dwyer focuses on achieving excellent litigation results and managing the file along the way to provide the client with a consistent sense that all the correct steps are being taken to achieve the best outcome. With this unique background and experience, Mr. Dwyer maintains a national practice where clients need representation in the most challenging, high-profile and sensitive matters, irrespective of the jurisdiction or location of the dispute.
Mr. Dwyer frequently writes and lectures on matters of concern to the insurance industry. He has been named to the Super Lawyers® list (Metro New York and Connecticut) in the area of Insurance Coverage since 2006 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.). In addition, Mr. Dwyer has chaired Robinson+Cole's in-house litigation and trial skills program since 2011.