Leading Firms and Practitioners

WWL: Insurance & Reinsurance identifies the leading practitioners in the field worldwide. These individuals offer expert advice and contentious services on a broad range of issues, including transactional and regulatory matters, liability and coverage disputes.

We also analyse the foremost expert witnesses in the sector who rank highly for their impressive work providing evidence in court and delivering the highest-quality expertise on insurance coverage and claims, loss allocation and quantum of damages.

Insurance & Reinsurance

Most listings in WWL: Insurance & Reinsurance 2023



Peter Rogan wins renown as a highly skilled arbitrator and mediator who has long been known as “a great player in the insurance market”.

Bär & Karrer

Peter Hsu wins admiration from commentators as "an excellent insurance, reinsurance and regulatory practitioner".

Baudacci Nigg Stenberg

Erik Stenberg is widely recognised as “a well-known expert for insurance” who “has been in the market for many years”.

Clyde & Co

Nigel Brook is highly regarded among the global community for his expertise in reinsurance disputes, with one source stating “He rules the world when it comes to insurance”.

Ricardo Garrido is extensively experienced in managing insurance matters for clients, with a particular focus in the energy and construction industries.


David Kendall is celebrated as “a very cerebral lawyer” with “an outstanding reputation in the market” when it comes to insurance matters.

Levitan, Sharon & Co

Peggy Sharon is a leading name in the region, and is widely appreciated for her “impressive evaluation of the Israeli insurance market”.

Squire Patton Boggs

Carole Sportes wins admiration as “an outstanding practitioner” in the insurance and reinsurance field who is praised as “a good colleague to work with”.

North America and The Caribbean

ASW Law Limited

Rod Attride-Stirling has built a sterling insurance and reinsurance practice, with peers identifying him as "one of the most highly regarded lawyers in the space".

Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

Peter Chaffetz is one of the leading names in the market when it comes to reinsurance disputes and is reputed in the field as “a very knowledgeable and smart lawyer”.

Steven Schwartz is internationally renowned as “the go-to expert in the USA” who “knows the insurance space inside out”.

Crowell & Moring LLP

Laura Foggan earns widespread recognition as “a senior figure in the insurance field” who is “consistently accessible, poised and professional” in her approach.

Freeborn & Peters

Sean Keely has built up an impressive practice in reinsurance litigation, where he is admired as “an outstanding lawyer” and “a careful, persuasive advocate”.


Lawrence Pollack is described as “an experienced and practical lawyer” who “really knows the insurance and reinsurance field and does very successful contentious work”.


Mark Chudleigh impresses market commentators with his international practice in insurance matters, including D&O and environmental liability. One source describes him as “my go-to guy in Bermuda”.

Locke Lord

Nick DiGiovanni draws significant renown as “a wonderful guy and a formidable opponent” for reinsurance matters.

Schiffer Law & Consulting PLLC

Larry Schiffer excels on the international stage as “an efficient, timely and dedicated practitioner” with “a strong knowledge of reinsurance agreements”.

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

James Ruggeri is widely admired as “a well-rounded counsel” for insurance coverage disputes, particularly where they involve bankruptcy or mass tort issues.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Mary Beth Forshaw excels in our research as “a very prominent lawyer” who is “extremely smart and great on insurance coverage cases”.

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Stuart Carruthers ranks prominently as “an excellent lawyer who is great to deal with” on insurance transactions including formation and licensing as well as market conduct matters.

Latin America

Allende & Brea

Martín Argañaraz Luque earns glowing tributes as “a very talented and quick practitioner who has a deep knowledge of the market both in Argentina and the UK”.


Neftalí Garro is a favourite among clients who commend him for being “absolutely brilliant in insurance and a talented lawyer”.

Ernesto Tzirulnik Advocacia

Ernesto Tzirulnik receives emphatic recommendations from commentators, who describe him as "one of the best insurance lawyers in the market".


Marco Rivera Noya is strongly recommended as “a top-tier insurance lawyer” who is deemed by respondents to be “very talented and deserving of his place on the list”.

Mattos Filho

Marcelo Mansur Haddad is a go-to name in the market who is renowned as “one of the best consulting insurance lawyers” in the region.


Clyde & Co Australia

Dean Carrigan comes highly recommended by peers and is celebrated for his first-rate regulatory and litigation work in the space.

CSL Chambers

Sumeet Lall is recognised by market sources for his prowess in “handling insurance-related disputes and insurance claims”.


Mert Hifzi garners recognition as a key practitioner in the market for all matters relating to aviation insurance.

Tuli & Co

Neeraj Tuli is looked upon with enormous favour by sources who commend his “exceptional expertise in the insurance field”.

Expert Witnesses

Bates White Economic Consulting

Charles Mullin is a hugely accomplished expert on economic and data analytical approaches to insurance issues. Respondents note, "He is always a good and worthy opponent working on the insurer side."

FTI Consulting

Paul Braithwaite is a favourite among peers and clients, who recommend him as “an extremely knowledgeable and thorough expert” and “a very credible witness”.

Romy Comiter is lauded by respondents as “an extremely intelligent and knowledgeable expert”, with one source commenting that she is “the best expert I have ever seen in my many years in courts”.


Nancy Gutzler is a highly respected and accomplished insurance and reinsurance expert, with sources reporting that she is "one of the most prominent names in the market" and "a truly great expert".

NERA Economic Consulting

Denise Neumann Martin is a top-tier economist with impressive experience handling complex class action and tort disputes.

PACE Claims

Christopher Makuc is identified by peers as a leading name for insurance claim disputes, and is well versed in advising policyholders, insurers and financial institutions on asbestos, product liability and environmental claims as well as a host of other insurance issues.

Roux Associates Inc

Marc Scarcella is highly commended by the international community for his extensive experience providing complex analytical reports and testimony for a variety of insurance claims.

Research methodology

The 2023 research process saw thousands of practitioners and referees responding to our requests for feedback on the market, resulting in lawyers and expert witnesses from 93 countries being listed, while more than 850 law firms, barristers’ chambers and consulting firms are represented.

This year alone, respondents also provided more than 10,500 individual comments on the practitioners under consideration. This extraordinary response has meant that for the second time, we have been able to publish a selection of the feedback received for each practitioner with a professional biography. This incredible selection of feedback can be viewed on our Market Insight Tool.

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