Articles by Zach Lerner

Zach Lerner is a partner in the Regulatory and Transactions Insurance Practice Group in the New York office of Locke Lord LLP. The opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the firm, its clients, or any of its or their respective affiliates. This article is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be and should not be taken as legal advice.

10 Things to Consider When Buying, Selling or Operating a Reinsurance Intermediary

The global reinsurance landscape is an interconnected, intertwined marketplace that continues to grow and evolve. As insurance companies, agencies, program administrators and other industry actors continue to expand their creative horizons and develop innovative insurance products, the need for reinsurance …

Surplus Lines Broker, Agent or Both? It’s Complicated.

Increasingly, the world of insurance distribution has become highly specialized, utilizing technology and a multitude of parties to reach customers worldwide. The surplus lines industry is no exception. Surplus lines brokers are not merely intermediaries between insureds and eligible surplus …

The Myth of the ‘Surplus Lines Agent’

Increasingly, the world of insurance distribution has become highly specialized, utilizing technology and a multitude of parties to reach customers worldwide. The surplus lines industry is no exception. Surplus lines brokers are not merely intermediaries between insureds and eligible surplus …

Top Insurance Regulatory Developments of 2020: Part 2

This is the second installment of a two-part look at the top 10 insurance regulatory developments of 2020 by attorneys at Locke Lord. The first part on Jan. 22 covered COVID-19, Insurtechs, Data Privacy, Race Equality and Pharmacy Benefit Managers. …

Top Insurance Regulatory Developments of 2020: Part 1

This is the first installment of a two-part look at the top 10 insurance regulatory developments of 2020 by attorneys at Locke Lord. The first part covers COVID-19, Insurtechs, Data Privacy, Race Equality and Pharmacy Benefit Managers. The second installment …