Peter Kochenburger

Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Insurance LLM Program and Deputy Director of the Insurance Law Center
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Office: Hosmer 136


  • Insurance Law and Litigation
  • U.S. Insurance Regulation
  • International Insurance Regulation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Regulation and Litigation

Peter Kochenburger is the Executive Director of the Insurance Law LL.M. Program, Deputy Director of the Insurance Law Center and Associate Clinical Professor of Law at UConn Law School. He directs the Insurance Law LL.M. program and teaches courses in insurance law and regulation.   Professor Kochenburger has developed and taught the first online courses at the School of Law, including Liability Insurance and Comparative Insurance Regulation, which involves students and faculty from China, Italy and the United States.  He was elected to the American Law Institute in 2013 and was a member of the Consultative Group for the Restatement of Liability Insurance project.  He has published in the areas of consumer protection, Big Data and insurance regulation, liability insurance and gun ownership, and climate change and insurance. 

Professor Kochenburger has served as a Funded Consumer Representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners since 2010 and was appointed to the Treasury Department’s Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance in 2020.  He helped create the first consumer representative program with the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, in which he also participates as a consumer stakeholder. Professor Kochenburger has spoken at numerous insurance law programs in the U.S. and internationally, focusing on insurance regulation, law and consumer protection, and organized and taught training sessions for state insurance regulators, industry professional groups, and regulators from multiple countries, including China. He consults with policyholders, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations on insurance and consumer issues, and serves as an expert witness in insurance-related lawsuits.  Professor Kochenburger has been appointed to the Connecticut Insurance Department’s Advisory Council on Regulation and selected as a member of the New York Department of Financial Services’ Consumer Protection Task Force, which began working in January 2020. 

Before joining the faculty, Professor Kochenburger was Counsel at Travelers Property Casualty for 11 years, managing significant coverage and bad faith litigation, as well as legislative and regulatory affairs.  Professor Kochenburger also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of Iowa's Department of Justice, where he enforced state and federal consumer credit laws and led litigation nationwide against several of the country’s largest financial services companies.  From 1986-88 he served as Special Assistant to the Dean of Harvard Law School.

Professor Kochenburger graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and holds his B.A. cum laude in history from Yale University.

Aviva Abramovsky & Peter Kochenburger, Transparency and the Insurance Contract in the United States, in 2 Transparency in Insurance Law and Regulation 683 (Pierpaolo Marano & Kyriaki Noussia eds., 2020)

The “Dematerialized” Insurance: Distance Selling and Cyber Risks From an International Perspective (Peter Kochenburger, Pierpaolo Marano & Ioannis Rokas eds., 2016)

Aviva Abramovsky & Peter Kochenburger, Insurance Online: Regulation and Consumer Protection in a Cyber World, in The “Dematerialized” Insurance 117 (Peter Kochenburger, Pierpaolo Marano & Ioannis Rokas eds., 2016)

Peter Kochenburger, Liability Insurance and Gun Violence, 46 Conn. L. Rev. 1265 (2014)

Peter Kochenburger & Joseph MacDougald, Insurance and Climate Change, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 101 (2013)

Peter Kochenburger & Patrick Salve, An Introduction to Insurance Regulation, in Research Handbook on International Insurance Law and Regulation 221 (Julian Burling & Kevin Lazarus eds., 2012)

Peter Kochenburger, The Language Matters: Regulation of Insurance Policy Terms and Conditions, in Challenges in Harmonization of the Serbian Insurance Law with the European (EU) Insurance Law (Association for Insurance Law of Serbia, April 2012)

Peter Kochenburger, Richean Zhiyan Li & Pierpaolo Marano, Conflict of Interest of Insurance Brokers, 2010 Eur. Insur. L. Rev. 21 (2010)

Recent Faculty Notes
Peter Kochenburger to Speak at National Council of Insurance Legislators meeting
Jun 16, 2021 -

Professor Peter Kochenburger will speak at a National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) meeting on race and insurance underwriting on June 18, 2021. The event will be held virtually from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm on the NCOIL website. This meeting was planned at the behest of New York senator Neil Breslin, and Professor Kochenburger will participate on a panel of experts who will discuss the potential existence of racial discrimination in the insurance industry. 

Peter Kochenburger to Speak at National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ International Insurance Forum
May 20, 2021 -

Professor Peter Kochenburger will speak at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' International Insurance Forum on the implications of AI and big tech on May 25th, 2021. The 55-minute event, "Innovation – Forecasting the Future of AI and Big Data" will be held virtually at 6:00 pm. Professor Kochenburger will participate on a panel of experts who will discuss how artifical intelligence has shaped the formation of new insurance companies, and the potential implications for consumers, such as benefits, and concerns about privacy. 

Peter Kochenburger Speaks at NCOIL Meeting
Apr 27, 2021 -

Peter Kochenburger spoke at the Spring Meeting of the National Council of State Legislators (NCOIL). Kochenburger participated in the Special Committee on Race in Insurance Underwriting. The hybrid event was held in Charleston, SC on April 22. 

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