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

Scholarship

  • 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 (with Patrick Salve), Introduction to Insurance Regulation: An International Perspective in Research Handbook on International Insurance Law and Regulation (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012)

Peter KochenburgerLiability 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)

Peter Kochenburger, Individual Mandate is Necessary, The Hartford Courant (April 11, 2012)
Peter Kochenburger, The Language Matters: Regulation of Insurance Policy Terms and Conditions - Challenges in Harmonization of the Serbian Insurance Law with the European (EU) Insurance Law
Association for Insurance Law of Serbia (Memoir) (2012)
Peter Kochenburger (with Amy Bach), Insurance Consumer Protection Efforts by Government Regulators: Evolving Under Scrutiny, N.Y.B. Ass'n Gov't L. & Pol'y J., vol. 13. no. 2 (Winter, 2011)
Peter Kochenburger, Richean Zhiyan Li, Pierpaolo Marano, Conflict of Interest of Insurance Brokers, Insurance Law Review (AIDA) (2010) IX Insur. L. Rev. (AIDA) 21
Recent Faculty Notes
Peter Kochenburger Appointed to Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance
Feb 18, 2020 -

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.

Peter Kochenburger Reappointed to Consumer Post
Jan 24, 2020 -

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.

Peter Kochenburger Named to New York Consumer Protection Task Force
Jan 9, 2020 -

Professor Peter Kochenburger has been appointed to a three-year term on the new Consumer Protection Task Force of the New York Department of Financial Services. The mission of the task force is to help strengthen the state's consumer protection laws.

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