Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 20/80%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 60/40%
Mary Lopatto has more than 30 years of experience in reinsurance and direct insurance, primarily in the claims and dispute resolution area. She has appeared in federal and state courts on behalf of her clients and has provided specialized advice to cedents and reinsurers with respect to underwriting, regulatory, and contract wording issues. She has extensive experience with all contract forms, including automative facultative treaties, cat covers, and commutation and portfolio transfer agreements.
A particular focus of Ms. Lopatto's practice has been complex and large-scale international arbitrations of allocation disputes under the Bermuda form and subject to the Bermuda International Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1993. She has handled major arbitrations involving the reinsurance of Bermuda captives with respect to professional liability, pollution liability, insolvency issues, and product liability.
As counsel for cedents and reinsurers, she has resolved disputes across a broad range of Property Casualty and Life Insurance lines, most recently including asbestos liability, workers compensation, financial reinsurance, GMDB, crop insurance, catastrophe reinsurance, and boiler and machinery coverage.
She is a former Chairman of ARIAS and longtime Board Member and initiated ARIAS' s long-range planning project which led to the major reform of the arbitrator certification process.