Cassidy Chivers and Kendra Basner Author Article on Alternative Fee Arrangements in Insurance Defense Market

August 11, 2016

Cassidy E. Chivers and Kendra L. Basner, San Francisco-based partners at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, authored the article "The Billable Hour Stranglehold on Insurance Defense Litigation," published by The Recorder on August 10, 2016.

The article examines how many "BigLaw" firms are turning to alternative fee arrangements as a way to stay ahead and distinguish themselves from competition while cultivating a loyal client base. The article analyzes the different types of alternative fee agreements and discusses the ethical and professional hurdles of extending this model to the insurance defense market.

Read the full article "The Billable Hour Stranglehold on Insurance Defense Litigation," on The Recorder website. Please note a subscription is required.

Ms. Chivers focuses her practice on professional liability and complex insurance coverage litigation in state and federal courts. Her professional liability matters encompass the defense of lawyers and design professionals through trial.

Kendra Basner represents clients in a variety of litigation matters from general civil litigation to complex insurance coverage disputes. Her practice primarily focuses on professional liability with an emphasis on the defense of claims against lawyers.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with approximately 500 attorneys providing coordinated legal services across the United States and in London. Hinshaw lawyers partner with businesses, governmental entities and individuals to help them effectively address legal challenges and seize opportunities. Founded in 1934, the firm represents clients in complex litigation and in regulatory and transactional matters.