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Christy M. Schweikhardt

Certified Arbitrator

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Personal Information

Email: cmschweikhardt@gmail.com

Current Employment

Company: Schweikhardt Consulting LLC
Position(s) and Responsibilities: Principal - Arbitrations and consulting services.
Address: 7380 Horak Road
Brenham, Tx 77833
Cell: 713-412-7439
Email: cms@schweikhardtconsulting.com

Previous Employment

Company: HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.
Position(s) and Responsibilities: Vice President & Assistant General Counsel - Was responsible for managing and directing legal proceedings both against the Company or brought by the Company or its subsidiaries, including reinsurance disputes, insurance claims seeking extra contractual obligations and issues involving MGU or MGA relationships.
Company: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
Position(s) and Responsibilities: From 1993 – 2002 I was a litigation attorney in the Health Law Department defending health care and health insurance clients. Also participated in employment, anti-trust, medical peer review, medical device, pharmaceutical litigation and other matters for the healthcare industry.
Company: American International Energy Corporation
Position(s) and Responsibilities: 1983-1993 Vice President & Oil & Gas Eploration Geologist

Credentials

Attorney: Yes

Work Experience

Insurance Company: 13 years

Legal Department: 13 years. Vice President & Assistant General Counsel

Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 9 years

Counsel: 9 years.

Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 11 years

Other: 1 year. Insurance & Reinsurance Consultant & Arbitrator

Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 10 years. Geologist

Breakdown of Experience

Bad Faith/ECO   20%
Healthcare   20%
Accident & Health   15%
Aviation   10%
Libel/Slander/Media Liability   5%
MGA/MGU   5%
Professional Liability/Errors & Omissions   5%
Third Party Administrator   5%
Catastrophes (Property)   5%
Commercial Property   5%
Commutations   5%

By Market

U.S. Market: 85%

U.K. Market: 10%

European Market: 5%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 50/50%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 75/25%
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer

Mediation Experience

Number of Mediations

As Mediator: 5

As Counsel: 50+

ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Trainee: 1; March 2009

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; May 2010

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 4
As Employee Manager: 15
As Corporate Representative: 15

Arbitrator Experience

Number of Arbitrations

2 Appointed as an arbitrator.
2 Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.

Employee Manager Experience

Number of Arbitrations

2 Employee Manager of arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
4 Employee Manager of arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage as well as significant motions before the panel, panel consultations, and interim awards, but not through the hearing briefs.
5 Employee Manager of arbitration through pre-hearing briefs.
2 Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
2 Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full day regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.

Company Representative Experience

Number of Arbitrations

2 Company Representative in arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
4 Company Representative in arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage as well as significant motions before the panel, panel consultations, and interim awards, but not through the hearing briefs.
3 Company Representative in arbitration through pre-hearing briefs.
4 Company Representative in arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
2 Company Representative in arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.

Biography

Christy Schweikhardt retired in 2014 from her role as Vice President & Assistant General Counsel for HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc., a leading international specialty insurance group. Ms. Schweikhardt joined HCC’s corporate legal team in 2002 to manage the Company’s corporate litigation, including reinsurance arbitrations and litigation, insurance bad faith litigation and arbitration, MGA and MGU issues, international insurance arbitrations and complex litigation matters.

Prior to joining HCC, Ms. Schweikhardt was a litigator in the Health Law Department of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP where she handled healthcare ERISA, FEHBA, Medicare HMO cases and other HMO and health insurance coverage litigation. She also defended hospitals and medical staff in medical peer review and other health care related cases and advised clients regarding HIPAA and other medical record privacy laws.

Ms. Schweikhardt earned her mediator certification from the AA White Alternate Dispute Resolution Center in 1994 and has conducted pro bono mediations. In addition,
she has participated in various legal and other organizations including:

-State Bar of Texas
-American Bar Association–Litigation and Health Law Sections
-Member of the Public Affairs and Public Relations Committee of the State Bar of Texas from 1994 to 1998
-Health Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
-Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas
-Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
-Fort Bend County Dispute Resolution Center- Mediator
-American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
-Greater Houston Society for Healthcare Risk Management
-Texas Association of Defense Counsel
-Toastmasters from 1989 to 1995

Prior to earning her law degree in 1993 from South Texas College of Law graduating magna mum laude, Ms. Schweikhardt worked as an oil and gas exploration geologist for American International Energy Corporation.

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