Aon | Professional Services Practice
We have a global presence and operate dedicated client service/brokerage teams in London, Bermuda, Europe, Asia and Australasia.
This approach maximizes options for our clients, as we operate as one team. Because each team member works for Aon, we are able to provide seamless market access and client service - and do not use third party intermediaries.
Professional Liability Insurance for Mid-Sized Law Firms
We provide our law firm clients with the most comprehensive and cost-effective Professional Liability coverage available. Our mid-sized law firm offerings provide the same quality coverage typically afforded to large firm.Click here to learn more
Cyber Insurance for Law Firms
In an ever changing legal landscape, the threat of a cyber-breach is a constant reality. Cyber criminals are no longer just targeting large Fortune 100 companies; they are specifically targeting the legal sector with increasing frequency.Click here to learn more
Our ApproachIntegrated solutions for law firms
In the insurance transaction, we are client advocate rather than an agent of insurers. Our philosophy is "clients first," and we use our expertise and leverage to obtain the broadest coverage with quality insurers at competitive pricing. To help our client manage its risk, we provide multiple alternatives for coverage, rather than a single renewal option.
Our team works exclusively with law firms. This has created an institutional knowledge base that cannot be replicated by others. Many of our team members have spent the vast majority of their careers at Aon or its predecessors.
We are a team of brokers and risk advisors who collaborate with one another and pool our experience and expertise. We negotiate directly with the most senior underwriters of each insurance carrier with which we deal. We negotiate with a multitude of global insurance companies that we consider to be the most committed, financially stable, aggressive and appropriate for the client. Market intelligence, experience, and best practices are shared regularly.
Our team retains all responsibility and control for the placement of coverage. Our approach includes:
- Meeting regularly with clients to understand their nature and their specific insurance needs.
- Reviewing the current program, as well as open claims/circumstances, which often leads to a discussion on potential policy enhancements.
- Discussing with clients the insurance markets that we will approach for coverage, including full disclosure of market-facing compensation.
- Working with clients on their insurance applications and market submissions.
- Preparing clients for underwriting meetings, including providing a comprehensive list of potential insurer questions, and running "mock" meetings when necessary.
- Negotiating directly with the insurance markets with a focus not only on price, but also on the policy terms and conditions (including bespoke coverage enhancements).
- Presenting terms, as well as alternative options.
- Binding coverage and invoicing, as well as providing options for premium financing.
- Serving as claims advocate through in-house experts that are dedicated to advancing our clients' interests in the claims process.
In addition to transactional broking and risk services, our team also provides management consulting and advisory services to law firms. Please click here to learn more about these service offerings.
Putting people first: law firms’ resilient workforce
June 2021 - Suzanne Jakstavich, Chief Human Resources Officer at the national law firm, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, discusses the people challenges faced by law and other professional service firms as they respond to the critical issues driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, and prepare for the rapidly changing demands of a post-pandemic world.Click here to learn more