Charles E. Leasure, III is of counsel at Pepper Hamilton, LLP, resident in the Berwyn office. He has practiced insurance and reinsurance law for over 20 years and provides a full range of litigation, arbitration and counseling services. His clients include insurers, reinsurers, reinsurance intermediaries, insurance brokers, and reinsurance pool managers. Mr. Leasure handles a variety of complex commercial insurance and reinsurance litigation at the trial and appellate levels of state and federal court as well as cases before ARIAS arbitration panels. He provides claims and state regulatory advice to insurance and reinsurance companies and brokers. Mr. Leasure counsels non-insurer corporate clients regarding risk management, with a specific interest in insurance placement and protection including self-insurance. He also is a licensed insurance producer in Pennsylvania and helps clients procure appropriate insurance and reinsurance cover.
Mr. Leasure focuses his practice in the following areas:
- reinsurance arbitration, litigation, claims representation and dispute resolution
- insurance coverage litigation, including representation of primary and excess insurers in environmental, asbestos, products, bad faith and other latent or mass tort claims at the trial and appellate levels
- evaluation of insurance and reinsurance business practices arising out of the presentation of latent or mass tort claims
- insurance insolvency, including run-off claims adjudication and counseling
- risk management and compliance counseling for financial services and corporate clients
- corporate insurance purchasing, counseling and negotiation, with an emphasis on D&O and E&O coverages for financial services companies
- strategic counseling for a wide range of issues involving commercial insurance policies, including general liability, directors and officers insurance, mergers and acquisition insurance, and representation and warranty insurance
- merger due diligence and valuation of claims, with a specific emphasis on reconciling insurance programs and indemnity clauses.