Jenner & Block

“Insurance Law and Policy," University of Pennsylvania Law School

On April 16, 2014, Jenner & Block Partner Matthew L. Jacobs was a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in the class “Insurance Law and Policy,” taught by Professor Tom Baker. The subject of Matt’s lecture was the exhaustion of underlying insurance coverage through below-limits settlements.  Matt addressed the ongoing development of this issue in insurance law, as based on a recent decision handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and also discussed a case that a Jenner & Block team had won on this issue in the Eastern District of Virginia for client MAXIMUS, in March of 2012. 

Matt also participated in a class session with Professor Baker on March 26, 2014, during which they both discussed the issue of an insurance carrier’s duty to defend.

Matt is a member of the firm’s Insurance Recovery and Counseling and Reinsurance Practices and has been successfully litigating insurance coverage matters for more than 25 years.  He handles complex, multi-party insurance coverage matters in state and federal courts.  He has been recognized by clients and peers in Chambers USA Client’s Guide for Insurance and the Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers; been named a 2013 Washington, D.C.“Super Lawyer” and among Washington, D.C.’s “Best Lawyers"; and is regularly listed inThe International Who’s Who of Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers.  He has published and lectured widely on insurance coverage topics and has been quoted extensively on developments in insurance law in national publications, television and radio.