Live Webinar: A Year In Review: A Discussion of Significant Reinsurance and Arbitration Cases and Issues from 2020 and 2021


Title: A Year In Review: A Discussion of Significant Reinsurance and Arbitration Cases and Issues from 2020 and 2021
Date & Time: Thursday, February 24th from 1:00 – 2:15 pm ET / 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm CT
Location: Live online webinar
Faculty: Martha Conlin, Troutman Pepper LLP
Erika Lopes-McLeman, Dentons US
Organizer: Constance O’Mara, ARIAS-U.S. Certified Arbitrator

Course Details

Webinar Description:

The ARIAS•U.S. Law Committee will be hosting a webinar focused on significant reinsurance decisions from the past two years. The presenters will review how courts have recently addressed issues that frequently arise in the reinsurance dispute context, such as the authority of arbitrators (functus officio, consolidation), evident partiality, follow the fortunes/settlements, contractual privity/direct actions and late notice.  This webinar is a must attend for arbitrators, company representatives and outside counsel that want to be up to date on developments in reinsurance and arbitration case law.


  • Opportunities for arbitrators, company representatives and/or outside counsel to become educated on recent case law developments relevant to the reinsurance and arbitration community;
  • Opportunities for arbitrators, company representatives and/or outside counsel to gain insight on developments in relevant and topical subject matter.

Webinar Panel





Martha Conlin
Troutman Pepper LLP

Martha Conlin is a partner at Troutman Sanders LLP and represents insurers and reinsurers including the London insurance market. She has litigated long-tail claims arising from environmental contamination and exposure to toxic substances including asbestos and handles disputes involving construction defect claims and cyber risks.

Martha has extensive experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry covering everything from general liability, products liability, technology and media liability and construction to property, asbestos, environmental, reinsurance, mass tort and contribution claims. Martha also helps clients avoid litigation by resolving disputes through arbitration, mediation and other alternative proceedings. Throughout her career, Martha has litigated high value cases in state and federal courts and private arbitration forums. She has successfully resolved contested matters through trial, dispositive motion practice and settlement negotiation.






Erika Lopes-McLeman
Dentons US

Erika M. Lopes-McLeman is a Partner in Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and the firm’s Insurance Sector group. Erika is also a member of the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Erika counsels and represents clients in an array of complex commercial disputes.  Erika’s insurance practice includes representing insurers in matters including complex insurance coverage litigations, class actions, reinsurance arbitrations, and counseling insurers on complex claims. In the commercial litigation space, Erika has successfully represented clients as diverse as an international pharmaceutical company, a private equity firm, an IT company, and a national restaurant franchise, in an array of disputes.

Prior to beginning her career in private practice, Erika served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stuart J. Rabner, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Based in Dentons’ New Jersey office, Erika is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts of New Jersey and New York.

On a personal note, Erika was born and raised in Mumbai, India and grew up traveling the world aboard merchant marine trade vessels. Erika remains an avid international traveler, and brings to every client relationship an innate ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds. Erika is fluent in Hindi and has completed coursework in Marathi, Italian and Arabic.


Registration Information

Members Non-Members
$180 $250

Registration: Register today! 
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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 NY CLE credits or 1 PA CLE credit 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 Pennsylvania CLE Boards, if a member of the state’s bar would like to attend an ARIAS•U.S. event, 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.