Our Executive Director

 

Peter KochenburgerPeter Kochenburger is the Executive Director of the Insurance Law LL.M. Program, Deputy Director of the Insurance Law Center  and Associate Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he teaches courses in insurance and consumer law.   Professor Kochenburger has developed and taught the first online courses at the School of Law, including courses in Liability Insurance and Comparative Insurance Regulation, involving students and faculty from China, Italy and the United States.  

Professor Kochenburger is a Funded Consumer Representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, where he advocates for consumer interests on property-casualty and life insurance regulatory issues.  He helped create the first consumer representative program with the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, where he also serves as a consumer advocate.  Professor Kochenburger has testified before a Congressional subcommittee on insurance and consumer protection, consulted with Treasury and Federal Insurance Office officials on international insurance regulation, cyber insurance and other topics, and participated in an insurance law training program for Chinese judges organized by the Supreme Court of China.  He consults with policyholders, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations on insurance and consumer issues.  He speaks regularly on professional and academic panels and serves as an expert witness in insurance-related lawsuits.  He is an Associate Editor of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal and on the Insurance Law Section Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Before joining the faculty, Professor Kochenburger was Counsel at Travelers Property Casualty for 11 years, managing significant coverage and bad faith litigation, as well as legislative and regulatory affairs.  Professor Kochenburger also spent four and a half years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of Iowa's Department of Justice, where he enforced state and federal consumer credit laws and led litigation nationwide against several of the largest financial services companies in the country.  From 1986-88 he served as Special Assistant to the Dean of Harvard Law School.  

Professor Kochenburger graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School (1986) and holds his B.A. cum laude in history from Yale University (1982), where he won the McClintock Award for his senior essay in American history.