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

Professor Peter Kochenburger, Executive Director of the Insurance LLM Program and Deputy Director of the Insurance Law Center, has been named to the newly created Consumer Protection Task Force, a group within New York's Department of Financial Services that will further it's mission to protect consumers by providing formal input on the department’s consumer engagement, policy development and research. One of the task force's first priorities will be to help the Department of Financial Services to build support for and implement consumer protections, including measures to strengthen regulatory oversight of debt collectors, cracking down on elder financial abuse, increased access to affordable banking services, and strengthening the state’s consumer protection laws. Members were selected based on their experience and expertise in the areas of economic justice, housing, health and debt collection, and advocacy on behalf of communities throughout New York.

Professor Peter Kochenburger Gives Presentation to National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Dec 19, 2019 -

Professor Peter Kochenburger gave a presentation on pricing practices in auto and homeowners insurance in the United Kingdom at the 2019 Fall National Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners on Dec. 7, 2019, in Austin, Texas.

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."

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)