Rutkin selected for the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel

October 8, 2014 | Insurance Coverage

Alan Rutkin has been selected as a Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. The American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, established in 2012, is composed of preeminent coverage and extracontractual counsel in the United States and Canada, representing the interests of both insurers and policyholders.  The College is focused on the creative, ethical and efficient adjudication of insurance coverage and extracontractual disputes, peer-provided scholarship, professional coordination and the improvement of the relationship between and among our diverse members.  Through its Board of Regents and its working committees, the College shall engage in a wide variety of activities designed to promote those goals, in addition to improving the civility and the quality of the practice of insurance law.

There are four classes of membership: Fellows, Judicial Fellows, Emeritus Fellows and Honorary Fellows. A person may be eligible to become a Fellow, Judicial Fellow, Emeritus Fellow or Honorary Fellow only if such person meets the eligibility and other requirements, has been nominated for membership pursuant to the Bylaws and membership guidelines, and is elected and invited to join pursuant to the Bylaws.

Fellows are practicing lawyers who are licensed to practice law in the highest court of their respective states, who have engaged substantially in the practice of insurance law for at least fifteen consecutive years, and who meet and continue to meet the qualification requirements which are from time to time established by the Board of Regents (“Board”) may be eligible to be become a Fellow. Time spent as a judge or law clerk may be considered in determining whether the fifteen year requirement has been satisfied. Fellows include lawyers engaged in the private practice of law, with a concentration primarily in the fields of insurance coverage, bad faith and/or extracontractual claims. Fellow nominees are required to have substantial experience in the field of insurance and/or extracontractual law.

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