Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 70/30%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 60/40%
Workshops, as Trainee: 1; March 2009
Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; July 2009; December 2011
ARIAS Conference Faculty: 1; Fall 2013
Robert A. Whitney is an ARIAS Certified Arbitrator, with over 25 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry. Mr. Whitney is currently a partner at the law firm Sulloway & Hollis PLLC in its Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group, where he represents and advises insurers, cedents and reinsurers regarding reinsurance and insurance issues.
Previously, Mr. Whitney was the Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel of the Massachusetts Division of Insurance. Before that, Mr. Whitney was of counsel in the White and Williams Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Practice Group, and he has also served as Assistant Vice-President and Associate General Counsel at Resolute Management, a Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group company, where he managed litigation and arbitration for direct claims and reinsurance matters, and represented ceding companies and reinsurers as counsel in reinsurance arbitration.
Mr. Whitney also served as Associate General Counsel at Cavell USA, a member of the Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Group, where he managed insurance and reinsurance arbitration and litigation matters. Mr. Whitney has also served as Corporate Secretary for the Seaton Insurace Company, the Stonewal Insurnace Company and the Transport Insurance Company, where he also was on the Board of Directors.
Prior to his joining Cavell, Mr. Whitney was a partner and Chair of the Insurance Coverage Practice Group at the law firm Holland & Knight LLP. He has also served as President of the Massachusetts Insurance and Reinsurance Bar Association.
Mr. Whitney received his A.B. degree with honors from Brown University and his J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law, where he was a G. Joseph Tauro Scholar.