NEW YORK – Nicholas Insua, a New York-based Reed Smith partner focusing on insurance recovery, has become a fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC). At the same time, Insua also earned an appointment to the advisory board of prominent legal news publisher Law360.

Insua represents policyholder clients in catastrophic first-party property damage and business interruption claims. He is co-author of Business Income Insurance Disputes, a leading treatise on business interruption and time-element insurance issues. Insua has gone to verdict in several jury and non-jury trials, and has worked on reinsurance arbitrations, including domestic and foreign confidential arbitrations.

He is a member of the Reed Smith Pro Bono Committee and has represented pro bono clients seeking asylum and other forms of relief from deportation.

Fellow of American College of Coverage Counsel

With Insua’s election, Reed Smith’s Insurance Recovery Group is now home to 10 ACCC fellows; the others are James Cooper, Amber Finch, David Halbreich, Hugh Lumpkin, Stephen Raptis, Douglas Rawles, Carolyn Rosenberg, John Shugrue and John Vishneski.

The ACCC is an invitation-only organization of senior lawyers who have devoted most of their practice to insurance disputes for 15 years or more. It provides educational resources for judiciary, legal and insurance professionals, law students and businesses and focuses on insurance law, trial practice, alternative dispute resolution, policy formation and claims handling.

Advisor to Law360

In a separate development, Insua was announced as a member of Law360’s 2023 IA Property Editorial Advisory Board. The board provides feedback on Law360's coverage and expert insight on how best to shape future coverage, according to the publisher.