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 to Speak at Actuaries' Meeting
Oct 10, 2019 -

Professor Peter Kochenburger will speak at the Fall Meeting of the Casualty Actuaries of New England on Oct. 11, 2019 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He and David Snyder, vice president of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, will discuss and debate insurance regulation and public policy in a session on the "Future of Insurance Regulations."

Peter Kochenburger to Speak on Artificial Intelligence
Aug 1, 2019 -

Professor Peter Kochenburger will speak on August 5, 2019 at the Center for Insurance Policy and Research presentation on Demystifying the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Insurance at the annual Summer National Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in New York City. He will take part in a panel discussion about "The Impact of AI on the Future of Insurance."

Peter Kochenburger Speaks on Drones and Insurance
Jul 18, 2019 -

Professor Peter Kochenburger spoke in a webinar hosted by Best's Insurance Professionals & Claims Resources on July 16, 2019 on the topic "Heads Up: How Drones, Satellites and Aerial Data-Gathering Are Remaking Insurance Claims."

Recent In The Media
Peter Kochenburger in Life Annuity Specialist: State Regulators May Be Undermanned as Duties Grow, Critics Warn (Sep 23, 2019)
Peter Kochenburger in The Capitol Forum: Trupanion: Potential for Licensing Territory Partners in Other States Could Negatively Impact Vet Channel Referrals (Jul 1, 2019)
Peter Kochenburger in AM Best: Jury’s $44 Million Libel Award Against AIG Unit Raises Troubling Questions for Insurers, Observers Say (Jun 28, 2019)