- Peter Kochenburger
- Director of Graduate Programs and Associate Clinical Professor of Law
- Hosmer Hall 142
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Peter Kochenburger is the Executive Director of the Insurance Law Center, Director of Graduate Programs, 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 has been appointed a Funded Consumer Representative by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, where he advocates for consumer interests on property-casualty and life insurance regulatory issues. He is also active in local government, serving as an elected member of the Mansfield Town Council. Professor Kochenburger consults with policyholders, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations on insurance and consumer issues, serves as an expert witness in insurance-related lawsuits, and is an associate editor for the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal.
Before joining the faculty, Professor Kochenburger was Counsel at Travelers Property Casualty for 11 years, where he managed significant coverage and bad faith litigation, as well as legislative and regulatory affairs across a spectrum of subjects, including workers compensation, OSHA, guaranty funds, tort reform, antitrust, and environmental issues. 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.
Areas of Expertise/Specialization
Regulation and Litigation