2024 Spring Conference

Conference Program Book

Spring Conference Agenda

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Wednesday May 1, 202

General Session #1: What Arbitrators Want: A Panel Discussion of Arguments and Litigation Practices Arbitrators Find Persuasive . . . or Not

Moderator: Elizabeth Mazzocco, Foley & Lardner, LLP

Panelists: Andrew Maneval, Chesham Consulting, LLC; Ann Field, AON; Eric Kobrick, AIG


General Session #2: The Art of Persuasion

Presenter: Jack Baughman, Baughman Kroup Grosse PLLC


General Session #3: Two Nations Separated by a Common Language – Arbitration Is No Exception: A Comparison Between US and UK Procedure

Moderator: Susie Wakefield, Shoosmiths LLP

Panelists: Jonathan Sacher, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Christine Russell, Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd; Deirdre Johnson, Mintz; Howard Denbin (US Arbitrator); Mark Chudleigh, Kennedys (UK Arbitrator)


 Thursday May 2, 2024

General Session #4: Law, Economics, and Risk in Puerto Rico

Moderator: Jonathan Hacker, O’Melveny & Myers

Panelists: Antonio Ramirez, McConnell Valdés LLC; Ruben N. Gely, CEO of International Insurer’s Consulting Group


Harnessing Data and Analytical Tools for Large Complex Economic Damages

Panelists: Simon Oddy, Baker Tilly; Brendan Gray, Baker Tilly; Eileen Sorabella, Arch Re


How Should Arbitrators Address Potential For Settlement With the Parties? Opportunities, Limits and Ethics

Panelists: David W. Ichel, X-Dispute LLP; Elaine A. Caprio, Caprio Consulting; Carlos A. Romero, Post & Romero LLP; Silvia Marroquin, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP


Hot Off the Presses: Recent COVID UK, Life & Voluntary Payments Doctrine Cases

Panelists: Bruce Friedman, Gallo Vitucci Klar; Shermineh Jones, Troutman Pepper; Daryn Rush; O’Melveny & Myers


Hot Spots and Hot Policies: Political Risk Insurance in Today’s Volatile World

Panelists: James Hosking, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP; Carolyn Thomas, AON


Friday May 3, 2024

General Session #5: Handling Complex Claims: A Latin American

Panelists: Lorena Avila, Kennedys; Emmanuel Muñoz, Chubb Puerto Rico


General Session #6: What a Nuisance! The Evolution of Public Nuisance Theories and Insurance Challenges

Moderator: Jane Mandigo, SwissRe

Panelists: Adam Fleischer, Bates Carey LLP; Troy Shuman, Enstar; Robin Dusek, Cohn & Baughman


Ethics Session: Ethics Enforcement: Has the Time Come?

Panelists: Alysa Wakin, Odyssey Group; Larry Greengrass; Various Ethics Committee Members