Cutting Edge Issues in Insolvency & Run-off

Seminar Information

Title: Cutting Edge Issues in Insolvency & Run-off
Date: March 13, 2019
Time: Educational Seminar12:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST
Networking – 5:00 pm –7:00 pm EST
Locations: (Hosted in Philadelphia & Hartford)

White & Williams, LLP
1650 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Day Pitney, LLP
242 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Marc Abrams (Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.)
Daniel L. FitzMaurice (Day Pitney LLP)
Justin Fortescue (White and Williams LLP)
Joshua Schwartz (Chubb)
Steven Schwartz (Chaffetz Lindsey LLP)
James D. Scrimgeour (The Travelers Insurance Company, Inc.)

Seminar Description

Four panels of experts will address current issues in insolvency and run-off:

  • Handling Disputes Before And After Liquidation — Lawyers who have been on both sides of insolvent companies will discuss the special considerations that apply in liquidation;
  • Getting the Best Results From Insolvencies and Schemes — a discussion and debate of strategies for cedents and reinsurers when your counterparty is placed into insolvency or schemes;
  • Are Run-Off Disputes Different? — should run-off disputes should be considered a unique “species” of arbitration or whether they are no different from any other arbitrated dispute;
  • The Connecticut Division Statute and Beyond — A panel of experts will discuss how the recent wave of statutory and regulatory innovations can help companies deal with run-off books of business.  The panel will explore the differences between the various transactions and offer insights into the benefits and potential pitfalls that await insurers and reinsurers as these transactions become more popular.

Seminar Schedule:

12:00 – 1:00 Check-in and Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Panel 1: Getting the Best Results from Insolvencies and Schemes
2:00 – 3:00 Panel 2:  Are Run-Off Disputes Different?
3:00 – 3:15 Refreshment Break/ Networking
3:15 – 4:15 Panel 3: Legislative and Regulatory Innovations in Runoff and Restructuring
4:15 – 5:15 Panel 4: Liquidation from a Litigator’s and Liquidator’s Point of View
5:15 – 7:00 Cocktail Reception

Registration Information:

Members Non-Members
$350 $450

Refund/Cancellation Policy: The cutoff date for a full refund of the seminar registration is Friday, March 1st.   Failure to cancel by this date will result in forfeiture of the entire registration fee.

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Continuing Education

CLE Credit:
ARIAS•U.S. is an accredited provider of New York State Continuing Legal Education. A total of 4.5 NY CLE credits or 4 IL CLE credits are currently pending approval and will be available to those who attend this seminar; 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.