Barry Leigh Weissman

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

BARRY LEIGH WEISSMAN is a shareholder at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt. With a legal career spanning more than four decades, Barry Leigh Weissman brings significant experience in the insurance and reinsurance industries. He represents insurance and reinsurance companies in regulatory and transactional matters as well as in all forms of dispute resolution including arbitration, litigation, and mediation in state and federal courts on bad faith, complex litigation, and multidistrict matters. He also represents state departments of insurance in various matters including defending them in litigation and various regulatory matters such as Form A's. Mr. Weissman’s practice also has an international component — representing clients in Europe and Asia in a variety of complex reinsurance and commercial matters, many of which have involved cross border issues such as mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, and insurance regulatory matters. He has served as outside general counsel to several insurance companies, including being asked by the California Department of Insurance to serve as general counsel to one of its companies that had been placed in receivership. He works closely with the senior management of various reinsurance and insurance companies advising on techniques concerning the avoidance and handling of dispute resolution, contract drafting and regulatory issues. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Weissman was a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer, LLP (now Locke Lord Edwards, LLP). He also has served as managing partner and general counsel of an international law firm. Mr. Weissman is a member of the State Bar of California, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, International Association of Insurance Receivers and ARIAS. He served as Chair of the Standing Committee on Insurance Law of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California and has held active roles in several working groups of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. His past professional activities include serving on the California State Senate Advisory Commission on Malpractice Insurance and as a member of the Council of the ABA’s General Practice Section.