Excess insurance carriers often retain us to monitor the defense of their
insureds provided by another (primary) carrier. As monitoring counsel,
we perform an independent review and analysis of the case, and provide
our expert opinion of liability and damages exposure. Rather than taking
an adversarial role, we attempt to work amicably with primary counsel.
We participate at mediations, monitor depositions and trials, and recommend
certain strategies to cut exposure. Our excess carriers are kept apprised
of significant developments as they occur so they can adapt reserves as
necessary. Our expertise and input as monitoring counsel has saved our
excess carries millions in reserves.