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 182
  • 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 Consumer Advisory Committee
Aug 7, 2018 -

The Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission announced the appointment of Professor Peter Kochenburger to the Consumer Advisory Committee on August 4, 2018. The commission met in Boston, in conjunction with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' annual meeting. 

Professors Speak at Law Library Meeting
Jul 19, 2018 -

Professors Jessica de Perio Wittman and Peter Kochenburger spoke in a panel discussion entitled "Businesses Be Warned: Data Breaches Don't Discriminate" on July 16, 2018, at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries in Baltimore, Maryland.

Peter Kochenburger Moderates Insurance Law Panel
Apr 14, 2018 -

Professor Peter Kochenburger moderated a panel entitled, "Big Data Changes Everything: Why Insurance Lawyers Need to Catch Up Fast" on April 13, 2018, at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford. The panel discussed how big data is collected and used in the insurance industry.

Recent In The Media
Peter Kochenburger in Insurance Business America: The dark side of Big Data (Sep 9, 2018)
Peter Kochenburger in The Trace: FAQ: Is the NRA Going Broke? (Aug 9, 2018)
Peter Kochenburger in The Capitol Forum: Trupanion: Points and Rewards Program Potentially Runs Afoul of State Insurance Laws; Recent Changes Unlikely to Eliminate Regulatory Risk (Aug 3, 2018)