ARIAS-U.S. Certified Arbitrator
With over 30 years of experience as an attorney–almost 20 as an insurance industry general counsel–Roger Moak now offers his services to the industry as an arbitration umpire, party arbitrator, and mediator. Since starting this practice in 2004, he has had 73 arbitration appointments (28 as umpire or single neutral). Most have involved reinsurance claims; all the rest have involved other insurance issues. Mr. Moak is a graduate of Cornell University and Georgetown University Law Center. He began his legal career in 1970 as a law clerk with Speiser, Shumate, Geoghan, Krause, Rheingold & Madole in Washington, D. C. The Speiser firm was internationally renowned for its handling of the plaintiffs’ side of aviation disaster and other wrongful death cases. In the firm’s New York office, he handled a wide variety of litigation and corporate matters and became a member of Speiser and Krause, P. C. in 1978. He left the law firm in 1980 to head the Legal Department of Insurance Services Office (ISO). ISO is the property-casualty insurance industry’s largest supplier of statistical, actuarial, underwriting, and claims data, as well as standardized policy forms and manuals. He was SVP and GC of ISO through 1991. (ISO is now part of Verisk Analytics, a public company.) Mr. Moak became Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of The Home Insurance Companies, including U.S. International Reinsurance Company (collectively The Home), after they were acquired by Trygg-Hansa in 1991. The Home was one of the largest commercial property-casualty insurance writers in America. While still serving as its general counsel, he served for a year as The Home’s chief corporate claims officer. He remained general counsel of The Home when he became EVP and General Counsel of Risk Enterprise Management Limited (REM) (now part of Tristar but then a member of Zurich Financial Services), following the Trygg-Hansa/Zurich transaction of 1995, where he concentrated on the unprecedented and successful eight-year voluntary run-off of The Home under regulatory supervision and on developing REM into a successful TPA.