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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Scholarship

  • 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 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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