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Richard S. March
Current Employment
  • Company:
    March Resolution Services, LLC
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    As President and sole member of the LLC I provides all necessary ADR services relative to insurance industry disputes involving policyholders, agents and brokers, insurance companies and reinsurance companies.

  • Address:
    11 Lumbermill Lane
    Voorhees, NEW JERSEY 08043 United States
  • Phone:
    856-435-5089
  • Cell:
    609-534-3499
  • Fax:
    856-258-4971
  • Email:
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    United America Insurance Group, Bala Cynwyd, PA 1996-2008, now known as Global Indemnity Limited
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Responsible for management of all activities and operations in the Legal and Regulatory departments of all United America Insurance Group member companies (United National and Penn America); including counsel on claims and coverage litigation; employment, corporate, contract, policy wording; regulatory corporate governance, regulatory/securities compliance and all other areas of the law; management of dispute avoidance and/or disputes with MGAs, TPAs, reinsurers, producers and insureds. Also General Counsel of public holding company.

  • Company:
    Galfand Berger, Lurie, Brigham & March, Philadelphia, PA - 1965-1996
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Partner. Responsible for all insurance client related litigation, corporate, regulatory and claims advice. Defacto head of Legal and Claims departments of United National and PennAmerica. Trial counsel – insurance related matters – defense and coverage.

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS in Economics; University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B <br>
    Bar Admissions: Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Eleventh Circuits; American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations.
  • Degrees:
    See above
  • Other Information:
    In-house liaison counsel with outside counsel in three major reinsurance arbitrations.

    Approved to continue through 2020 as an ARIAS-U.S. Certified Arbitrator having met all certification requirements.


    Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution- mediation training
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 13 years.
    Legal Department: 13 years. Senior Vice President and General Counsel
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 32 years.
    Partner: 25 years.
    Associate: 7 years.
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 12 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 12 years.
Breakdown of Experience
  • Commercial Liability
    10%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    10%
  • MGA/MGU
    10%
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    10%
  • Construction Defects
    10%
  • Insolvencies
    5%
  • Environmental/Pollution
    5%
  • Employment Practices Liability
    5%
  • Contract Wording
    5%
  • Commercial Property
    5%
  • Commutations
    5%
  • Asbestos
    5%
  • Regulatory/Licensing
    5%
  • Third Party Administrator
    5%
  • Toxic Tort
    5%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    75%
  • U.K. Market:
    15%
  • European Market:
    10%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 70/30%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 80/20%
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director

Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Counsel: 3
ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Trainee: 2; September 2003; September 2008

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; July 2009; January 2012

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 3; Spring 2006, Spring 2014, Spring 2017

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 16

As an Umpire: 5

As Employee Manager: 4

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
9
Appointed as an arbitrator.
3
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
1
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
2
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.
1
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
2
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
1
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
1
Acted as an umpire 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.
1
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.
Employee Manager Experience
Number of Arbitrations
1
Employee Manager of arbitration.
1
Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
2
Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full day regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
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