Jason E. Rusche
Jason E. Rusche focuses his practice on representing and counseling clients in connection with insurance coverage matters as well as defending clients against underlying liability claims. Jason has extensive experience handling complex coverage disputes for insurers under a wide range of insurance policies. He also frequently defends insured clients in underlying litigation, with particular experience in environmental, toxic tort, premises liability, and construction matters. He often works closely with technical experts to evaluate the veracity of third-party claims and to develop effective defense strategies. Jason also draws on previous experience working in-house at two Fortune 200 international insurers as a senior claims specialist handling high-severity legacy liability claims and first- and third-party pollution and professional liability claims. As a former corporate client, Jason brings a superior understanding of the dynamics, goals, and challenges his clients face.
Jason has achieved favorable and economic resolutions on behalf of insurers in complex coverage disputes arising under historical and present-day commercial general liability policies, umbrella policies, excess policies, specialty pollution liability policies, and professional liability policies. Jason has resolved multi-million dollar coverage litigation for insurers arising from a variety of underlying exposures, in addition to allegations of bad faith.
Jason has substantial experience defending clients in underlying litigation, including cases involving liability for environmental remediation; toxic torts (asbestos, pollution, benzene, lead paint, mold, etc.); premises liability; and defective construction, design, engineering, and consulting.
- University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2017
- Latino Law Student Association
- CALI Excellence Award – Principles of Reinsurance
- CALI Excellence Award – Compliance: A Legal Perspective
- Fairfield University, B.A., 2009
- American Bar Association
- Connecticut Bar Association
- Hartford County Bar Association
Publications & Events
- “Construction Defect Claims: A 2019 Update—Part I” (Co-Author) Mealey’s Litigation Report: Construction Defects Insurance, March 2020
- “NY Courts Vary In Allowing Bad Faith Claims Against Insurers,” (Co-Author), Law360, October 18, 2019