Environmental Insurance 101

Production Date: February 10, 2016 Practice Areas: Insurance Law and Environmental Law Estimated Length: 5606 minutes


$ 89 Insurance Law and Environmental Law In Stock

In this course, attorney John Nevius of Anderson Kill provides an introduction to environmental insurance and risk transfer, including practical tips (looking back to pre-1985 liability coverage). Looking forward, he also covers the state of the market and how developers, municipalities, and others are using specialty environmental coverage products. In addition, one major environmental issue on everyone’s mind is climate change. Accordingly, Mr. Nevius provides a brief overview of related climate-change developments, including the status of common-law-nuisance litigation, how the insurance industry is responding, voluntary SEC disclosure guidelines, and flood insurance and claim issues in the wake of natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy and other severe weather.


Learning Objectives: 

I.     Understand basic insurance principles to avoid disputes and maximize premium value as well as the scope of the coverage available when a claim is necessary

II.    Explore how historic (circa 1970/1980 or before) liability insurance policies can offset today’s environmental liabilities and how such liabilities, and all sorts of environmental risks, can be managed and/or transferred effectively going forward using today’s insurance products

III.   Gain insight into what is happening in the areas of climate-change litigation as well as related risk management and corporate disclosure obligations, including how best to protect directors and officers from future potential environmental liabilities

IV.   Garner sophistication when it comes to how insurance works - or too often fails to work - in the real world

V.    Identify practical tips on how to avoid litigation or how to litigate and win when it comes to your environmental insurance claim


Paul A.
Colorado Springs, CO

Well done!

James L.
Lakeway, TX


Susan W.
Halifax, NS

Surprisingly interesting. Really kept my attention

lawrence g.
Leawood, KS

Good but very basic primer of insurance generally

Brian M.
Littleton, CO

Great course. A lot was packed into a little bit of time. Very efficient and effective.

Rhonda R.
Memphis, TN

The presenter is well qualified and an excellent speaker.

Catherine H.
Denver, CO

Nice synopsis of difficult subject matter.

Michael B.
Seattle, WA

presenter was very good

Samuel C.
Boulder, CO

Great presentation

Raymond G.
Key Largo, FL

Very knowledgeable speaker, very interesting and informative course

David B. M.
Orlando, FL

Well done!

Gary T.
Jacksonville, FL

Great Information!

Vincent N.
Bedford, NY

Good program

Kathryn S.
Saint Petersburg, FL


M J H.
Brandon, FL

Great presentation materials!. Tremendous effect on a difficult topic.

Brian H.
Saint Johns, FL

Relevant beyond just environmental law.

Rita D.
Delray Beach, FL

Great presentation and speaker.

Suzan P.
Coral Gables, FL

very interesting

Mark R.
Jacksonville, FL

Very informative!

Dawn C.
Tallahassee, FL

New area of environmental law for me. Enjoyed the topic - a fellow geologist/engineer/lawyer!

Vanessa O.
Sarasota, FL

Great presenter

Thomas F.
Peconic, NY

very good

Hermon V.
Southlake, TX


Karen P.
Chicago, IL

informative, and in depth. Helpful.

Pamela W.
Victor, NY

Good summary of the issues related to this topic.

John A. M.
McLean, VA

A very solid introduction to environmental insurance. Good practice tips as well.

William B.
Bronxville, NY

Thorough overview

Daniel M.
White Plains, NY

Excellent presentation. Very clear and informative.