Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 80/20%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 40/60%
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director
Workshops, as Faculty: 1; November 2008 Educational Seminar
Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; April 2010
ARIAS Conference Faculty: 4; Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2010
I bring a focused perspective to arbitrator service rooted in almost two decades as a senior level insurance executive, preceded by many years as a practicing trial lawyer.
Arbitration is not an end in itself. Arbitration is a tool to solve business problems. The tool is most effective when arbitrators focus on the critical issues, identify the critical facts, and reach a fair, principled disposition – all while avoiding delay, detours, and dead-ends.
My career as chief claims officer, general counsel, and member of senior management gave me the experience to understand not only the formal aspects of insurance/reinsurance transactions but also the business purposes of relationships, as well as the technical issues raised by underlying claims.
I managed a broad and diverse portfolio that included mass torts, products liability, professional negligence, directors and officers liability, financial guarantees, workers’ compensation carve-out, and much else. I also played a key role in designing and implementing corporate transactions, and formulating regulatory and legislative strategies.
Previously, as a partner in a major national law firm, I handled a wide variety of litigation, and served in a series of management positions.