• Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University (J.D., 1995)
  • Hofstra University (B.A., 1991)

bar admissions

  • New York

court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Jeanne M. Kohler

Jeanne M. Kohler


Jeanne Kohler represents U.S. and international insurers and reinsurers in complex commercial litigation and arbitrations, including complex insurance coverage disputes and reinsurance matters. She regularly represents and counsels insurers, cedents, reinsurers, and retrocessionaires on claims, coverage and regulatory issues across all lines of business.

Ms. Kohler is co-leader of the Firm’s Reinsurance division. She has represented insurers and reinsurers in numerous litigations, mediations and arbitrations involving facultative and treaty reinsurance with respect to a variety of issues including allocation, aggregation, number of occurrences, follow the fortunes, late notice, salvage and subrogation recoveries, inuring insurance and/or reinsurance, warranties, rescission, commutations, offset, insolvency, contract wordings, claims handling and other coverage issues. These matters involved property and casualty and life and health reinsurance, as well as financial and surety products. Ms. Kohler has also represented insurers, brokers, third-party administrators and managing general agents and underwriters in disputes.

Ms. Kohler also has experience representing cedents and reinsurers in life, health, LTC and annuity reinsurance matters, with respect to a variety of issues including rate increases, recapture, actuarial and pricing issues, and agent/broker misconduct, among others.

In addition, Ms. Kohler has negotiated and drafted settlement agreements and commutation agreements on behalf of clients. She also assists clients with product development and the drafting of insurance policy wordings. In addition, she has extensive experience drafting reinsurance contracts and assisting clients in the review and analysis of reinsurance contracts.

Ms. Kohler is the New York office managing shareholder.