Scott B. Galla
Scott Galla resolves complex commercial disputes though negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation, and he counsels insurance and financial services industry clients on business and regulatory issues.
Scott’s clients primarily consist of insurers, reinsurers, producers, captive insurance programs, risk purchasing groups, and various intermediaries.
Scott regularly advises both established and emerging companies on the complex legal issues that arise when innovative technologies are integrated into highly regulated markets, such as insurance and financial services. He has advised his insurtech clients on formation, licensing, product development and distribution, reinsurance, sales and marketing, e-commerce, vendor and other commercial agreements, complaints before state departments of insurance, and regulatory risks under multijurisdictional insurance, privacy, and consumer regulations. Scott helps his clients to navigate state and federal regulations while employing big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, algorithmic models, blockchain, Internet of Things, and innovative e-commerce strategies.
Scott devises and implements legal strategies in all stages of litigation, regularly appearing before state and federal courts as well as arbitration panels. He works with his clients to successfully manage pretrial litigation and position each case for favorable resolution by dispositive motion, trial, or settlement. While commercial disputes within the insurance industry form the bulk of his litigation practice, Scott has also achieved successful outcomes in cases involving attorney malpractice, personal injury, Telephone Consumer Protection Act claims, intellectual property claims, consumer mortgages, and landlord-tenant disputes.
Served as a Public Health Scholar within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
State Bar Licenses
- “House Passes Bill Blocking Federal Regulation of Stop-Loss Insurance,” E-Alert, April 2017