Retail Industry Insurance Recovery

With more than 60 lawyers worldwide representing only policyholders, Reed Smith’s Insurance Recovery Group brings the depth and experience needed to solve the unique risks facing the Retail Industry in the rapidly changing global economy. We partner with our retail clients to understand their legal needs and to assist with every facet of insurance coverage, including procuring and negotiating favorable policy language, notifying insurers and submitting claims, marshaling resources to work through an adjustment process, and obtaining insurance recoveries through mediation, arbitration and litigation. With practice groups spanning the legal landscape, our professionals are able to respond comprehensively to large scale and immediate retail challenges by working in multi-disciplinary teams across offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and in Asia, including specialized teams in import safety and product contamination.

Insurance Recovery Experience in Areas of Concern for Retailers

  • Product liability, recall and product contamination
  • First-Party property and business interruption
  • “Other People’s Insurance” such as additional insured and vendor endorsements
  • Comprehensive general liability
  • Commercial crime and fidelity bonds
  • Director’s & Officer’s liability
  • Employment practices and liability
  • Consumer privacy, data protection and cyber liability
  • Negotiating indemnity provisions and managing indemnity claims
  • Intellectual property and advertising liability

Recent Retail Clients of the Insurance Recovery Group

American Eagle Pep Boys
Boscov's PetSmart
Brooks Brothers Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Estée Lauder Toys “R” Us
Kmart Corporation  Walgreen Co.

Continuing Legal Education

We are available to provide on-site, free-of-charge continuing legal education to in-house counsel and risk management personnel on myriad coverage topics.