- 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 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.
Professor Peter Kochenburger spoke at the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar of the American Bar Association on March 2, 2018, in Tucson, Arizona. He participated in a panel entitled The Revolution Is Now – Big Data in Claims – and Underwriting.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners recently reappointed Professor Peter Kochenburger to the post of consumer liaison representative. He is one of 37 experts who provide insurance regulators with direction and support. Kochenburger, executive director of the Insurance LLM Program and deputy director of the Insurance Law Center, has been a consumer representative since 2010.