Eric A. Haab is a partner and dispute resolution attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of reinsurance, insurance, and insurance insolvency. For more than 25 years, Eric has represented ceding companies and reinsurers in the U.S., UK, Europe, and Asia in the litigation and arbitration of complex reinsurance disputes.
In addition to his property/casualty matters, since the early 1990s, Eric’s practice has involved numerous life, accident, and health reinsurance disputes, providing Eric with an understanding of the cutting-edge business and legal issues facing life insurers and reinsurers that is rare in the life reinsurance sector.
As a trusted advisor to some of the industries’ leading companies, Eric frequently counsels clients with respect to untested and novel issues and provides advice regarding treaty revisions designed to avoid future problems.
Eric’s recent life and health matters include counseling and numerous disputes regarding YRT life reinsurance premium rate increases, cases involving life reinsurance administration and accounting issues, the reinsurance of GMxB annuity benefits, secondary guarantee riders, “pre-need” life insurance policies, alleged misrepresentations in the pricing of life reinsurance treaties, life insurance underwriting disputes, medical stop-loss reinsurance, and various portfolios of personal accident reinsurance.
Recent property-casualty cases have involved high-layer catastrophic worker’s compensation coverage, property-catastrophe reinsurance, Bermuda Form coverage issues, allocation disputes, and numerous cases involving asbestos liabilities.
Prior to joining Foley, Eric was a partner in the Chicago office of Lovells LLP. He was a founding member of that office and served as its managing partner for six years. Eric is a member of the law committee for ARIAS U.S. (2007-present).
Eric received his law degree (J.D., 1989) from Harvard Law School and his bachelor’s degree (A.B, with high distinction, 1986) from the University of Michigan.
Eric is admitted to practice in Illinois.
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