Elizabeth P. Retersdorf

Partner

F: (860) 881 2484
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Overview

Elizabeth Retersdorf advises clients in complex commercial disputes and regulatory matters, with a focus on insurance and reinsurance issues. She represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex insurance and reinsurance disputes, both litigating and arbitrating actions involving contribution and subrogation claims, disputes regarding retrospective premiums, actions for rescission or reformation, disputes arising from asbestos and other product liability claims, and disputes concerning treaty and facultative reinsurance claims.

Elizabeth also represents and advises clients on complex commercial issues, including contractual and UCC disputes. She has represented clients in multiple state and federal jurisdictions, including Connecticut state courts, and the Districts of Connecticut, D.C., Delaware and New Jersey, as well as in commercial arbitration.

In addition, Elizabeth maintains a strong regulatory practice, representing clients before the Connecticut Insurance Department. She assists clients with matters involving the acquisition of domestic insurance companies and other filings under the Holding Company Act. Elizabeth also advises clients on insurance regulatory issues, including regulations concerning licensing, producer issues and service contracts.

Experience

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Tried arbitration dispute on behalf of reinsurer concerning reasonableness of allocation

Represented insurance company in environmental claims coverage dispute

Represented insurance company in United States District Court of Connecticut in asbestos coverage dispute

Represented insurance company in arbitration concerning retrospective premiums

Represented insurance company in United States District Court of Connecticut in dispute against reinsurer under facultative certificates

Represented insurance company in United States District Court of Connecticut in dispute with a managing general agent (MGA) concerning misappropriation of funds

Represent insurance company in United States District Court of Kansas in dispute concerning asset purchase agreement

Represent insurance companies in responding to various subpoenas

Advise clients on application and requirements of service contract laws and regulations in several states to client products

Represented multiple clients before the Connecticut Insurance Department to obtain approval of acquisition of domestic insurance companies

Advise insurance producers on application of antirebating laws to various types of contemplated activity

Advise insurance producers and other entities on application of insurance laws and regulations concerning commission sharing, referral fees and affinity marketing arrangements

Represent insurance companies and insurance producers with respect to market conduct issues before Connecticut Insurance Department

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Education and Credentials

Education
Yale Law School, J.D., 2010, editor-in-chief, Yale Journal of Law and Technology
Rice University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2007, Phi Beta Kappa, Tsanoff Essay prize
Admissions
State of Connecticut
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Affiliations
Connecticut Bar Association

Recognition and Community

Recognition

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Chosen for inclusion in Band 1 of  the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners) of recognized practitioners for Insurance in Connecticut, 2024

Selected to The Best Lawyers in America list of Ones to Watch (Woodward/White, Inc.) for Insurance Law, 2021-2024; Administrative / Regulatory Law, 2024

Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Insurance Coverage, 2015-2020

Recipient of Coleman Award for outstanding pro bono work from Day Pitney, 2020

Recipient of the Colby Townsend Memorial Prize from Yale Law School

No aspect of these advertisements has been approved by the highest court of any state. See Awards Methodology.