Reinsurance Arbitrator, Mediator, Attorney and Expert Witness

Regulatory Activities  Contributor to the Process of Insurance & Reinsurance Regulation

2004 to Present, member of NAIC Reinsurance Task Force Interested Persons Working Group.

1999 to 2003, Chair of ARIAS - US Mediation Committee.

1998 to 2004, member of Reinsurance Dispute Resolution Task Force which developed reinsurance arbitration procedures.

1983 to 1998, extensive involvement in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners ("NAIC") attending quarterly meetings and serving on a variety of task forces, advisory committees and resource groups dealing with such matters as:
  • Regulation of foreign (non-U.S.) insurers and reinsurers
  • Credit for reinsurance laws
  • Regulation of reinsurance intermediaries
  • Fronting
  • Questionable transactions among holding company affiliates
  • Miscellaneous guaranty fund issues
  • Electronic communication among receivers and guaranty funds
  • Setoff between insurers in a receivership context
  • Measuring and reporting catastrophe exposure
  • Reform of state receivership laws

1994 to 1998, Government Affairs Committee of the National Risk Retention Association.

1988 to 1995, Chair 1994-95, Law Committee of the Reinsurance Association of America ("RAA").  The RAA includes the great majority of the U. S. domiciled professional reinsurance capacity and represent their membership on all reinsurance related matters at the state and Federal levels.  Activities on behalf of the Law Committee included drafting of legislation and testimony in Congress, state legislatures and regulatory hearings. 1992 to 1995, member of the Solvency Committee of the National Association of Independent Insurers. 1991 to 1992, organizer and member of the Focus Group on insurer insolvencies which was an independent group of insurance industry, guaranty fund, receiver and regulator representatives.  The Focus Group analyzed the problems of the current state receivership system and outlined a structure for an improved system. 1992 to 1995, member of the American Bar Association Insolvency Task Force, which recommended improvements to the process for liquidating insurers in the United States.