Profile
Robert M. Hall
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Hall Arbitrations
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Arbitrator, mediator, consultant, and expert witness

  • Address:
    150 Russell Avenue
    PO Box 1110
    Rockport, MAINE 04856
  • Phone:
    207-266-2967
  • Fax:
    239-236-0639
  • Email:
  • Website:
    www.robertmhall.com
Offering Services as Expert Witness in:
Captives, Commutations, Coverage / Contract Interpretation, Finite / Financial Reinsurance / Alternative Risk, Fronting Arrangements, Insolvencies, Regulatory / Compliance, Reinsurance Contract Wording, Surplus Relief Contracts
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    DLA Piper Rudnick
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Partner in Insurance Practice Group handling transactional, regulatory and contentious matters.

  • Company:
    Munich Re America
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior VP & General Counsel, in charge of all legal functions and non-claim litigation. Emphasis on transactional, regulatory and receivership matters.

  • Company:
    Reliance Insurance Companies
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Counsel & Secretary, in charge of the legal functions of various subdivisions which performed risk management, specially underwriting, reinsurance, surplus lines and premium financing. Worked also in a profit center as account executive and product development manager and in reinsurance ceded.

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    Licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, as well as the United States Supreme Court; attendance at numerous insurance and reinsurance courses and seminars.
  • Other Information:
    ARIAS-U.S. Umpire List, plus trained in mediation at the Pepperdine University Institute of Dispute Resolution. For more information, see website: www.robertmhall.com
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 7 years.
    Legal Department: 5 years. Counsel and Secretary
    Ceded Reinsurance Department: 1 year. Manager for drafting and negotiation
    Risk management/ Product Develpment:1 year. Account Executive and Product Manager
  • Reinsurance Company: 12 years.
    Legal Department: 12 years. Senior Vice President and General Counsel
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 6 years.
    Partner: 3 years.
    Counsel: 3 years.
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 13 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 13 years.
Breakdown of Experience
  • Regulatory/Licensing
    10%
  • Contract Wording
    10%
  • Finite
    7%
  • Insolvencies
    6%
  • MGA/MGU
    5%
  • Alternative/Self-Insurance/Risk Management
    5%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    5%
  • Professional Liability/Errors &, Omissions
    5%
  • Commercial Liability
    5%
  • Commutations
    5%
  • Asbestos
    4%
  • Captives/Risk Retention Groups
    4%
  • Workers' Compensation
    3%
  • Toxic Tort
    3%
  • Product Liability
    3%
  • Environmental/Pollution
    3%
  • Financial Guarantee
    2%
  • Directors &, Officers
    2%
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    2%
  • Ocean Marine
    1%
  • Libel/Slander/Media Liability
    1%
  • Personal Lines
    1%
  • Third Party Administrator
    1%
  • Product/Consumer Warranties
    1%
  • Fidelity &, Surety
    1%
  • Construction Defects
    1%
  • Automobile Liability/Property
    1%
  • Catastrophes (Property)
    1%
  • Commercial Property
    1%
  • Employment Practices Liability
    1%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    88%
  • U.K. Market:
    5%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    5%
  • European Market:
    1%
  • Global Market:
    1%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 40/60%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 65/35%

Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: 4
ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Faculty: 3; September 2002, September 2011, September 2013

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; February 2009; September 2011

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 6; Fall 2003, Fall 2005, Fall 2008, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2014

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 152

As an Umpire: 57

As Outside Counsel: 2

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
8
Appointed as an arbitrator.
25
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
37
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
1
Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
81
Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Umpire Experience
Number of Arbitrations
3
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
23
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
31
Acted as an umpire through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Lead Counsel Experience
Number of Arbitrations
2
Acted as Lead Counsel through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
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