Zuckerman Spaeder’s Exceptional Insurance Work Recognized by ALM
Zuckerman Spaeder has been honored for its exceptional insurance work as part of ALM’s 2023 Elite Trial Lawyer Awards. ALM, which publishes The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, and other legal publications, indicates that the award recognizes law firms that have “performed exemplary and cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs.”
ALM selected Zuckerman Spaeder as one of three firms nationwide to be honored in the insurance category. The recognition celebrates significant achievements by firm attorneys, who recently delivered relief for more than 100,000 behavioral health patients, helped lead one of the nation’s largest antitrust settlements, obtained multiple wins for a leading international insurance company, and more.
“Our recent cases highlight our ability to deliver important results in vastly different kinds of insurance disputes for clients ranging from individual behavioral health patients to a prominent British insurer and reinsurer,” said Zuckerman Spaeder partner and chair Dwight P. Bostwick. “Our attorneys are doing remarkable work with far-reaching impact. We are extremely proud of the team behind these efforts.”
Zuckerman Spaeder continues to make meaningful progress in its groundbreaking practice that represents patients and health care providers in disputes with health insurers – whether challenging an insurer’s faithful execution of its reimbursement policy, holding an insurer accountable for wrongful, categorical denial of coverage for the nation’s most common autism treatment, or participating in the leadership of blockbuster antitrust litigation against Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers and their trade association, resulting in a $2.67 billion settlement. Not only have the outcomes dramatically impacted those in need of coverage, but the firm’s work has also triggered sweeping industry changes and governmental action.
Meanwhile, on behalf of a leading British insurance market, Zuckerman Spaeder attorneys prevailed at trial and delivered a multimillion-dollar win in a subrogation action it had been fighting for 11 years. On behalf of this client and three other insurers, Zuckerman Spaeder also led the defense of a lawsuit that sought to have the insurers cover a $102 million payment, preserving the win on appeal.
“Our insurance representations are a good example of what differentiates Zuckerman Spaeder. Our successes are not limited to work on one side of the aisle. We strongly believe that the variety of work we do gives us a different perspective and a unique advantage. We have a track record of delivering outstanding results to both insureds and insurers based on thoughtful, effective strategic guidance,” added Bostwick.