Bruce Celebrezze Joins with Other Prominent Insurance Attorneys to Form American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel

Sedgwick News
November 2012

Bruce Celebrezze, San Francisco partner and chair of the firm’s Insurance Practices Division, has become a founding member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. The College was created in November 2012 by leading lawyers in the U.S. and Canada to improve the quality of the practice of insurance law.  The College focuses on the creative, ethical and efficient adjudication of disputes between policyholders and insurers over insurance coverage and extracontractual claims alleging bad faith or unfair claims-handling practices. Its members represent the interests of both insurers and policyholders.

The College’s mission includes educating all sectors involved in insurance disputes — including the judiciary, legal and insurance professionals, and businesses — on critical topics such as best practices in policy formation and claims handling, developing trends in insurance law, and bad faith. Another important component is the drive to increase civility and professionalism in the field, thereby improving relations between insurer and policyholder counsel and resulting in better representation for all clients. The College will engage in a wide variety of activities, including seminars and the sharing of scholarship, to promote these goals.

As a leading insurance industry litigator, Celebrezze represents international, national and regional companies. In addition to his role with the College, Celebrezze serves as the senior director of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, is a member of the Defense Research Institute and participates in several other insurance industry organizations. He has been consistently recognized in Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America as one of the top insurance attorneys in the country.

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