Roger M. Moak

ARIAS·U.S. Umpire



Current Employment
Company: Self-employed
Position: Offering services as an arbitration umpire, party arbitrator, mediator, expert witness, consultant, and regulatory counsel.
Address: 930 Fifth Avenue
Apartment 9-E
New York, NY 10021-2651
Phone: 212-472-4847
Fax: 212-472-4847
Email: rm@rogermoak.com
Attorney: Yes
Previous Employment
Company: Risk Enterprise Management Limited (REM is member company of Zurich Financial Services) - 1996-2003
Position: Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary 1995-2003. Chief legal officer of the licensed third-party administrator, initially created by Zurich in 1995 to manage The Home’s run-off, but which, by 2003, had 160 clients and was listed as the sixth largest TPA by Business Insurance magazine.
Company: The Home Insurance Companies, including U.S. International Reinsurance Company (The Home) - 1991-1995
Position: Senior Vice President and General Counsel 1991-2003, Head of Corporate Claims 1994-1995, Corporate Secretary 1991-1993. Chief legal officer of what was then among the largest commercial property-casualty insurance companies (over $2.5 billion in annual revenues, over 3000 employees).
Company: Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) - 1980-1991
Position: Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Chief legal officer of the property-casualty insurance industry’s largest licensed advisory and statistical organization. (ISO has over $400 million in annual revenues and over 2,500 employees.)
Company: Speiser & Krause, P.C. - 1970-1980
Position: Member of the firm. Litigated wide variety of commercial contract and tort cases, including cases for and against insurance companies, for firm nationally known for litigation.
Credentials
Bachelor of Science, Cornell University; Juris Doctor, Georgetown University Law Center. Admitted to practice law in New York and in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Seventh, and D.C. Circuits, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Tax Court. Appointed to six three-year terms on the Committee on Insurance Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, including one three-year term as Chairman. Elected President of the Insurance Federation of New York, Inc. in 1998 and re-elected each year until 2005, when elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. Member, ARIAS-US, American Bar Association (Section on Dispute Resolution, Section on Business Law, Section on Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice), District of Columbia Bar, International Association of Insurance Receivers, Association of Corporate Counsel.
Principal Areas of Insurance/Reinsurance Experience
Property-casualty insurance, especially the legal and regulatory issues relating to coverage, forms, rating, national accounts, commercial and specialty lines, reinsurance, litigation management, environmental, mass tort, and other complex claims, class actions, run-off management, insolvency. Life insurance, especially misrepresentation cases.
Other Information
Ten years experience in a nationally known litigation boutique law firm, followed by almost 20 years experience as an insurance industry general counsel--as well as many years of significant service in industry and professional organizations--have prepared me well to understand and to resolve both the procedural and substantive issues presented in insurance and reinsurance arbitrations. Formal mediation training from: ABA Section on Dispute Resolution, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Years of Experience
Insurance
Company:
12
Reinsurance
Company:
12 (concurrent)
Law Firm (Insurance/ Reinsurance Practice): 10
Other: 11 years at Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO), 7 years as GC
Number of
Arbitrations
As an Arbitrator: 36
As an Umpire: 14
As Counsel: 22
Completed
Arbitrations
(Award Issued)
As an Arbitrator: 2
As an Umpire: 2
 

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