Elizabeth P. Retersdorf


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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.



Education and Credentials

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
State of Connecticut
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Connecticut Bar Association

Recognition and Community


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

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