Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 35/65%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 75/25%
Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; June 2010
ARIAS Conference Faculty: 6; Spring 2003, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2007, Fall 2014, Spring 2017
Number of Arbitrations
As an Arbitrator: 202
As an Umpire: 79
As Employee Manager: 26
As Corporate Representative: 22
I am currently working as a consultant to various insurance / reinsurance co. after serving as a partner at DLA Piper LLP (US) in New York.
I have held numerous senior level management positions (GC & CEO) at insurance and reinsurance companies. Most recently, I served as managing director of DEPFA Bank in New York / Dublin, where I was responsible for all of its worldwide insurance and reinsurance operations. In that capacity, I formed two financial guaranty insurers, one in Dublin to service European markets and one in New York, to service United States markets across the globe. During my time at DEPFA, I also engaged in a number of banking and financial transactions.
I spent over 30 years in the insurance / reinsurance and banking business and worked with thousands of companies throughout Europe, the US and Asia.
Before joining DEPFA Bank, I served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Hannover Reinsurance Group. During my two-decade tenure there, Hannover grew from a relatively small company to the third largest reinsurer in the world, writing both direct insurance and reinsurance, in Germany, the US and London and throughout the world. I founded and built the company’s claims operation, which was responsible for overseeing and resolving all claims for the insurance and reinsurance operations.
I have also served as an arbitrator / umpire in reinsurance disputes, sitting on 281 panels in the US, London, Bermuda and Germany. I have also advised Japanese reinsurers regarding their US exposures.
I am the author of numerous articles covering insurance / reinsurance related issues. Furthermore, I am a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences worldwide.