Live Webinar: The Powers of Arbitrators in the Virtual Age and Beyond
Title: The Powers of Arbitrators in the Virtual Age and Beyond
Date & Time: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm ET / 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm CT
Location: Live online webinar
Faculty: Amy Kallal, Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass
Larry Greengrass, ARIAS-U.S. Certified Arbitrator
Susan Grondine-Dauwer, SEG-D Consulting, LLC & ARIAS-U.S. Certified Arbitrator
Mark Gurevitz, MG Re Arbitrator and Mediator Services LLC & ARIAS-U.S. Certified Arbitrator
Join an experienced panel of arbitrators as they discuss topical issues relating to the scope of reinsurance panels’ authority.
Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass
Amy J. Kallal is a partner at Mound Cotton and has over twenty years of experience in all aspects of complex reinsurance litigation and arbitration as well as third-party direct insurance coverage disputes. She has successfully arbitrated dozens of cases to final award and has also litigated cases in numerous state and federal courts.
ARIAS-U.S. Certified Arbitrator
Lawrence S. Greengrass, a former officer of Emerald Coast Reinsurance Co. Ltd., has over 41 years of experience at Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass. During his years with the firm, he itigated insurance and reinsurance disputes, both in arbitration and in state and federal courts around the country. He has acted as lead counsel in over 150 arbitrations, in the United States and abroad. His practice has encompassed a wide range of subjects involving property/casualty, as well as life/accident & health and financial reinsurance. He is well known in the reinsurance community and has participated in various capacities in ARIAS-U.S. Mr. Greengrass has also been actively involved in the preparation of contract wordings. In addition, he has presented on numerous reinsurance topics, such as asbestos, pollution, allocation, insolvency, catastrophe losses, eco/xpl, winter storms, emerging issues, reinsurance underwriting and claims handling, and reinsurance arbitrations, at many industry conferences, run by, ARIAS-US, BRMA, RAA, CLM, ECC, IRU and others.
SEG-D Consulting, LLC & ARIAS-U.S. Certified Arbitrator
Susan E. Grondine-Dauwer, Principal, SEG-D Consulting LLC, provides arbitration, mediation and litigation services to the insurance and reinsurance industry. She was formerly Senior Vice President and General Counsel for R&Q Solutions LLC, a member of Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Plc and responsible for the legal operations of the Group’s US insurance and reinsurance companies.
Prior to joining R&Q in 2006, Ms. Grondine-Dauwer served as Senior Vice President and Counsel with Horizon Management Group, LLC, a subsidiary of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. which was responsible for managing the discontinued operations of The Hartford, where she provided legal counsel to this run-off group which included an excess and surplus lines insurer, and two reinsurance companies.
Ms. Grondine-Dauwer has been involved in over 200 arbitrations involving a variety of insurance and reinsurance issues, and is an ARIAS-US Certified Arbitrator. She is a past member of the Ethics Committee of ARIAS-US, and is currently serving on the Publications Committee of ARIAS-US. Ms. Grondine-Dauwer is a graduate of Boston College and Boston University School of Law.
MG Re Arbitrator and Mediator Services LLC & ARIAS-U.S. Certified Arbitrator
Mark has served as an arbitrator and umpire in over 100 insurance and reinsurance arbitrations involving property-casualty and life business. He is also a FINRA approved arbitrator and Chairperson on their roster for securities-related matters and an American Arbitration Association neutral. He is a Director and Vice President of Heritage Reinsurance Company, Ltd. in Bermuda.
Mark was recognized as a worldwide expert in Who’s Who Legal: Insurance and Reinsurance for 2019 and 2020. He is described as “’an outstanding practitioner’ in insurance disputes, where he brings his considerable knowledge in the area to bear on an array of complex matters.”
Prior to starting his own arbitration practice, Mark was a senior lawyer and executive officer of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. for over 20 years, where he served as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel. As The Hartford’s chief reinsurance lawyer for both P&C and Life, his responsibilities included all legal oversight of ceded collections, assumed reinsurance claims, ceded contract wordings, run-off management (US and UK), Bermuda operations, reinsurance regulatory compliance and a variety of governance and structural initiatives, for both on-going and run-off operations. During his tenure, he also oversaw the company’s property-casualty and employment law functions.
Before joining The Hartford, Mark specialized in insurance coverage and reinsurance matters at the Philadelphia law firm of White and Williams. From 1980 to 1985, he served as an Assistant District Attorney for the City of Philadelphia.
A frequent lecturer on reinsurance and arbitration topics, Mark is a Director Emeritus, former President and Chairman of ARIAS•U.S., was chair of the Long Range Planning Committee and co-chair of the Forms and Procedures Committee and is on the Editorial Board of the ARIAS Quarterly and the Ethics Committee. He was a member of the industry-wide task force which promulgated and updated the Procedures for the Resolution of U.S. Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes and a lecturer in law at the University of Connecticut Law School Masters in Insurance Law Program.
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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.
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