Peter D. Luneau’s representation of clients covers a wide range of insurance coverage matters, including, for example, multiparty litigation in state and federal courts concerning bodily injury, environmental, property and business interruption losses, and numerous U.S. and international insurance and reinsurance arbitrations and alternative dispute resolutions.

Bio

Mr. Luneau was a member of the team that represented the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey with respect to all of its property insurance claims arising out of the September 11 terrorists attacks, as well as the owner of an adjacent landmark building in connection with its September 11 losses. His arbitration experience includes the representation of one of the world’s largest banks in an international arbitration involving political risk insurance and reinsurance; an international energy provider in connection with nuclear fuel rod losses; a transportation insurer in a reinsurance dispute concerning claims handling; and a leading life insurance company against its reinsurer.

Mr. Luneau has been heavily involved in all aspects of international Bermuda Form insurance arbitrations on behalf of clients involving a wide array of issues, including, amongst others, the expected or intended defense and maintenance deductible, propriety and scope of the notice of (integrated) occurrence, streamlining discovery, allocation and apportionment of losses between covered and uncovered components, reasonableness of the underlying defense efforts and settlements, the known loss or occurrence defense, retroactive coverage and efforts to rescind or void the policy in its entirety based on alleged misrepresentations in the Bermuda Form application.

In addition, Mr. Luneau regularly advises clients on the structure, terms and conditions of corporate insurance programs across coverage lines as well as insurance aspects of corporate transactions and restructurings, with a particular emphasis on directors and officers liability insurance. He also lectures on various insurance matters and serves as a contributing editor to the New York State Bar Association’s Insurance Law Practice.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2003 (summa cum laude; Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Scholar)
  • B.S., University of Vermont, 1999 (magna cum laude; Vermont Scholar)

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Peter Luneau

Counsel, Mass Torts, Insurance and Consumer Litigation
peter.luneau@skadden.com