Active and Runoff Life & Health Reinsurance Issues


Title: Active and Runoff Life & Health Reinsurance Issues
Date & Time: Wednesday, January 22nd from 1:00 – 2:15 pm ET / 12:00 am – 1:15 pm CT
Location: Live online webinar


Course Description

The seminar will provide an arbitrator, in-house counsel, and outside counsel perspective on issues including:

  • Life Reinsurance Issues: an overview of hot topics giving rise to life re/insurance  arbitrations, including: (i) YRT rate increases; (ii) jumbo violations; and (iii) STOLI.
  • Life Reinsurance Disputes: the unique issues presented in life reinsurance arbitrations that differ from traditional P&C reinsurance arbitrations, such as arbitrator requirements, internal clients, and the “number intensive” nature of disputes.
  • Medical Stop Loss: A Primer for Reinsurance Professionals that will address the unique aspects of both (i) stop loss treaties and (ii) the arbitral issues these treaties frequently raise.


Webinar Panel


Katherine Billingham
DUAL Commercial LLC



Katherine Billingham has thirty-five years of reinsurance and insurance experience as an attorney, arbitrator and mediator and currently serves as General Counsel at DUAL Commercial LLC. She previously served as VP and General Counsel for Scottish Re, a life reinsurance company. After working in an insurance defense law firm in the early 1980’s, she moved into reinsurance as VP and General Counsel of Universal Reinsurance Corporation (Bellefonte) and its affiliates. In 1990 she started her own firm and has represented insurance and reinsurance companies in various matters, both in direct coverage cases as well as reinsurance disputes, including environmental, asbestos and other commercial general liability exposures. She has also served as the Reinsurance Consultant to the Ohio Insurance Department Liquidation Office.

In 2003 Ms. Billingham also started a consulting firm with a focus on providing mediator and arbitrator services for the insurance/reinsurance industry. She is a certified arbitrator and mediator with ARIAS, and a certified neutral with the American Arbitration Association. She has given numerous presentations and published several articles on mediations and arbitrations, and has taught many courses at the Charlotte School of Law.

She received a Juris Doctor from Stetson in 1982. Ms. Billingham is licensed to practice law in Florida, Ohio and North Carolina.


Robert Tomilson
Clark Hill PLC



Robert Tomilson has been legal counsel and trusted advisor to the insurance and financial services industry for more than 20 years, both in private practice and as in-house counsel at a Fortune 100 insurance company. Robert is a nationally recognized subject matter legal expert in insurance and reinsurance, as noted by Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers. He is an advisor to the Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance, an adjunct Professor of Insurance Law at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law, and sits on the law school’s Advisory Board. Robert regularly represents and advises insurers, reinsurers, and intermediaries in contentious and non-contentious matters, including international reinsurance disputes, insurance regulatory investigations, captive and other insurance-related entity creation for Silicon Valley insurtech startups.


Tom Wamser



Tom Wamser is Senior Counsel at Chubb. Tom joined Chubb predecessor, ACE Insurance Company, in 2000 and has been providing advice on reinsurance matters ever since. Throughout his career at Chubb Tom has advised internal clients on both assumed and ceded business. His practice has included representation of Chubb’s operations worldwide on a variety of reinsurance issues, including run-off life business disputes, insurance insolvencies and schemes of arrangement, reinsurance wording and a wide variety of property and casualty disputes. Among the positions Tom held prior to coming to Chubb, was Assistant Vice President for Claims and Litigation at Consolidated Rail Corporation and First Deputy City Solicitor in the City of Philadelphia City Solicitor’s office. Tom is a 1983 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


Registration Information

Members Non-Members
$180 $250

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Continuing Education

ARIAS•U.S. Arbitrator Certification:
This webinar is eligible for 1/3 of a credit toward initial certification or renewal. For certification candidates, attendance at three live webinars will provide one credit toward Option C requirements. For ARIAS·U.S. Certified Arbitrators, attendance at three live webinars will satisfy the seminar attendance requirement for renewal. Click here for more information.

CLE Credit: ARIAS·U.S. is an accredited provider of New York State Continuing Legal Education training – 1.5 CLE credits are available to those who attend this webinar; all credits are for areas of professional practice.

Financial Hardship Policy

Financial Hardship Policy Statement: As required by the New York and Illinois CLE Boards, if a member of the state’s bar would like to attend an ARIAS•U.S. conference, but finds that he or she would incur a financial hardship by doing so, an application for waiver of the attendance fee may be made to the Board of Directors of ARIAS•U.S. Such application would be held in strict confidence.