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D. Robert Buechel Jr.
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Robert Buechel, Attorney at Law
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Outside counsel to Trisura International Insurance Ltd. f/k/a Imagine Insurance Company Limited, a Barbados-domiciled international insurance/reinsurance company, and various affiliates
    2019-present

  • Address:
    501 Easterby St.
    Sausalito, CALIFORNIA 94965 United States
  • Phone:
    415-729-9749
  • Email:
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Robert Buechel, Attorney at Law
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Outside General Counsel of Trisura International Holdings Ltd. f/k/a Imagine Group Holdings Limited, a Bermuda-based international insurance/reinsurance group holding company
    2013-2019

  • Company:
    Sedgwick LLP
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Partner and Outside General Counsel of Imagine Group Holdings Limited, a Bermuda-based international insurance/reinsurance group holding company 2011-2013

  • Company:
    Imagine Group Holdings Limited
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    General Counsel of Bermuda-based international insurance/reinsurance group holding company
    2007-2011

  • Company:
    Chubb Atlantic Indemnity Ltd.
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
    of Bermuda-domiciled Class 4 insurance/reinsurance company
    2001-2007

  • Company:
    LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Attorney
    1986-2000

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
  • A.B. Stanford University (1979)

  • J.D. Santa Clara University School of Law (1986)

  • Extern to Associate Justice Otto Kaus, California Supreme Court (1985)

  • Law Review, Articles Editor

  • Member State Bar of California (1986)
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 7 years.
    Legal Department: 7 years. General Counsel (concurrent with first 7 yrs at Reinsurance Company)
  • Reinsurance Company: 14 years.
    Legal Department: 14 years. General Counsel (1st 7 yrs concurrent with Insurance Company+4yrs at law firm)
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 25 years.
    Partner: 11 years.
    Associate: 14 years.
Breakdown of Experience
  • Professional Liability/Errors &, Omissions
    6%
  • Commercial Liability
    6%
  • Captives/Risk Retention Groups
    6%
  • Financial Guarantee
    5%
  • Insolvencies
    5%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    5%
  • MGA/MGU
    5%
  • Directors &, Officers
    5%
  • Contract Wording
    5%
  • Commutations
    5%
  • Finite
    5%
  • Personal Lines
    5%
  • Automobile Liability/Property
    5%
  • Regulatory/Licensing
    5%
  • Alternative/Self-Insurance/Risk Management
    5%
  • Catastrophes (Property)
    3%
  • Catastrophes (Casualty)
    3%
  • Product/Consumer Warranties
    3%
  • Third Party Administrator
    3%
  • Employment Practices Liability
    2%
  • Workers' Compensation
    2%
  • Ocean Marine
    1%
  • Long Term Disability
    1%
  • Life
    1%
  • Fidelity &, Surety
    1%
  • Construction Defects
    1%
  • Commercial Property
    1%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    25%
  • U.K. Market:
    25%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    25%
  • European Market:
    12%
  • Global Market:
    12%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 50/50%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 50/50%
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director

ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Trainee: 1; September 2005

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; October 2009

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As Corporate Representative: 3

Company Representative Experience
Number of Arbitrations
1
Appointed to act as Company Representative.
2
Company Representative in arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Biography