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Education

  • Williams College; Columbia University (B.A. 1979)
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1982)
  • Order of Barristers; National Moot Court Team

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 1983, New York
  • 1991, California

Iain A.W. Nasatir

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Los Angeles
Tel: 310.277.6910

Iain Nasatir specializes in insurance and reinsurance disputes, including in particular insolvency and coverage matters for primary, reinsurance, and excess carriers. He has had substantial experience in representing clients in coverage disputes with state guaranty associations, including, for example, those arising out of the Executive Life Insurance Company insolvency.

On the litigation front, in 2005 Mr. Nasatir obtained a defense judgment at trial on behalf of Fremont General in a suit brought by the Bank of New York over workers compensation deposits. He also obtained dismissals for the same client in litigations brought by the California Insurance Commissioner. On behalf of his Superior National client, he settled a reinsurance fraud dispute with a "walk-away." In the course of his firm's representation of Sizzler Restaurants International in bankruptcy, Mr. Nasatir advised on complex reinsurance and insurance defense issues arising in the bankruptcy regarding the debtor's captive, and successfully implemented a mandatory mediation program in the bankruptcy court to maximize the opportunity for a premium refund to be paid to the debtor. Mr. Nasatir has also been involved in similar capacities for the trustee of a bankrupt American subsidiary of a Japanese scrap metal company and for Breed Technologies in its bankruptcy. In addition to handling coverage issues on primary insurance and reinsurance agreements, Mr. Nasatir has represented policyholders in coverage disputes, including D & O coverage litigation with National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa. and other similar carriers.

He attended Stowe School in Bucks, England, Williams College, Columbia College, and Cardozo School of Law. In 2006, he was named a Southern California Super Lawyer. Mr. Nasatir is admitted to practice in New York and California, and is a resident in our Los Angeles office.

Professional Affiliations

  • Conference of Insurance Counsel
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Vice-chair, ABA Torts & Insurance Practice Section (2006-2007)
  • Member, International Association of Insurance Receivers

Programs and Lectures

Lecturer, International Reinsurance Congress; Inter-Pacific Bar Association

Publications

  • Co-author, "Recent Developments in Excess, Surplus Lines, and Reinsurance," 39ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal 376 (2004)
  • "Insurer's Collapse Highlights Hazards to Investors," National Law Journal (April 1995)
  • "For All the Wrong Reasons D & O Claims Should Diminish," Risk Management (Oct. 1994)
  • "Whose Contract Is It Anyway?" Mealey's Litigation Reports Reinsurance (Aug. 1994)
  • Co-author, "Communications Under Wraps," Best's Review (Sept.1992)
  • Co-Author, "Late Notice: In Harm's Way," Best's Review (Sept.1991)

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