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 U.S. law firm with 450 attorneys located in 11 states and London. Founded in 1934, the firm has a national reputation for its insurance industry work, its representation of professionals and law firms, and its closely coordinated business advisory, transactional and litigation services. We serve clients ranging from emerging and middle-market businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as governmental and public sector clients.