Nonprofit Organizations


Nonprofit organizations are not the same as commercial businesses, and their insurance needs are as unique as their individual missions.  That's why all types of nonprofit organizations, including those involved with the arts, education, health care, social services, charities, private foundations and family offices, rely upon the coverage experience of the Reed Smith Insurance Recovery Group.   Our attorneys have decades of experience working with nonprofit organizations to assess and meet their insurance needs in areas of coverage such as:

  • Commercial general liability
  • Directors' & Officers' liability
  • Workers' compensation
  • Employment practices liability
  • Business auto
  • Crime and employee dishonesty
  • Fiduciary liability
  • Family office


Our experience extends beyond working with nonprofit organizations to secure the right coverage.  In the event of a claim or potential claim, we work with nonprofit organizations to assess the availability of coverage, provide notice under the applicable policy, and negotiate any coverage issues.  And if negotiations fail and litigation becomes necessary, Reed Smith Insurance Recovery Group attorneys vigorously defend the interests of nonprofit organizations in alternative dispute resolution and judicial proceedings. 


Our nonprofit clients frequently rely upon the experience of Reed Smith attorneys to help avoid legal issues that can lead to insurance claims.  The Reed Smith Insurance Recovery Group, alone or in tandem with other Reed Smith practice groups, such as our renowned Nonprofit group, is frequently called upon by nonprofit clients to provide advice regarding Board governance and risk management issues. We're also proud to support nonprofit clients through our pro bono service, including our work as outside pro bono general counsel to the Higher Achievement Program, a nationally recognized nonprofit that closes the education achievement gap by offering motivated middle school students from under-served metro areas an opportunity-rich, year-round educational and high school preparatory program.