MG Re Arbitrator & Mediator Services LLC
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.
Thursday, May 6th | 1:05 – 1:35 PM
General Session | Virtual Arbitrations: Temporary Solution or the New Normal (Part 2)
Second of a two-part panel, this session will look at virtual arbitrations from the perspective of the lawyers, clients, and arbitrators, with a particular focus on whether virtual arbitration proceedings will outlast the pandemic and become the new normal, either in whole or part. Whether you are a Zoom neophyte or a Skype expert, this session will have something for everyone.
Panel: Katherine Billingham, DUAL Commercial LLC
Katheleen Ehrhart, Freeborn & Peters LLP
Mark Gurevitz, MG Re Arbitrator and Mediator Services LLC & ARIAS•U.S. Certified Arbitrator
Peter Steffen, Freeborn & Peters LLP