- Insurance Law and Litigation
- U.S. Insurance Regulation
- International Insurance Regulation
- Consumer Protection
- Regulation and Litigation
Peter Kochenburger, a specialist in insurance and consumer law, joined the UConn Law faculty in 2004. Currently, Professor Kochenburger is the Executive Director of the Insurance LLM Program and Deputy Director of the Insurance Law Center, where he developed and taught the school’s first online courses involving students and faculty from China, Italy and the United States. He also serves as director of the Law School’s graduate programs.
Before joining the faculty, Professor Kochenburger, a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, spent eleven years as counsel at Travelers Property Casualty, where he managed significant coverage and bad faith litigation, as well as legislative and regulatory affairs across such subjects as workers compensation, OSHA, guaranty funds, tort reform, antitrust, and environmental issues. His professional experience also includes serving as an assistant attorney general in the Consumer Protection Division of Iowa’s Department of Justice where, for more than four years, he enforced consumer credit laws and led litigation nationwide against several of the largest financial services companies in America. From 1986-1988, he served as special assistant to the dean of Harvard Law School.
As a funded consumer representative for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Professor Kochenburger advocates for consumer interests on property-casualty and life insurance regulatory issues. He also regularly consults with policyholders, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations on insurance and consumer issues, serves as an expert witness in insurance-related lawsuits, and is an associate editor for the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal.
Peter Kochenburger, Liability Insurance and Gun Violence, 46 Connecticut Law Review 1265 (2014)
Peter Kochenburger and Joseph MacDougald, Climate Change and Insurance, 417 John Marshall Law Review 719 (2013)
Professor Peter Kochenburger has been appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance, which provides advice and recommendations to assist the Federal Insurance Office of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He will serve a three-year-term.
Professor Peter Kochenburger has been reappointed a funded consumer representative for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. He is one of 20 funded representatives for 2020; the association also appointed 12 unfunded representatives. The representatives provide expertise to help state regulators protect insurance consumers.