- 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, Liability 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)
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 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."