The 3rd National Forum on

Reinsurance Arbitrations

Strategies for Successful Dispute Resolution

Monday, September 19, 2005

About

Do you have the up-to-the-minute information and strategies you need to prevail in your next reinsurance arbitration?

The reinsurance arbitration process has become increasingly contentious, expensive and time consuming in recent years. The days of long-term partners resolving their disagreements in an amicable manner have been replaced in many cases by hard-fought arbitrations that feature the extensive discovery, testimony and evidentiary battles more common to litigation.

While many in the reinsurance industry are beginning to question the viability of this system, arbitration remains the predominant mechanism for parties seeking to resolve business disputes. And with more and more disputed dollars before the arbitration panels, an up-to-the-minute understanding of how to navigate the reinsurance arbitration process is more important than ever before.

To guide you through this challenging environment, American Conference Institute has developed a publication from the presentations from The 3rd National Forum on Reinsurance Arbitrations to provide you with the most current strategies for prevailing in reinsurance arbitrations. An outstanding faculty of industry leaders has been assembled to give you practical guidance on:
  • How in-house counsel select outside counsel and supervise the arbitration process
  • What you should consider when selecting an arbitrator and when to challenge
  • How to prove specific issues to an arbitration panel
  • Pursuing and obtaining the right remedy for you
  • What options are available to you after the award and how to collect

Contents & Contributors

About

Do you have the up-to-the-minute information and strategies you need to prevail in your next reinsurance arbitration?

The reinsurance arbitration process has become increasingly contentious, expensive and time consuming in recent years. The days of long-term partners resolving their disagreements in an amicable manner have been replaced in many cases by hard-fought arbitrations that feature the extensive discovery, testimony and evidentiary battles more common to litigation.

While many in the reinsurance industry are beginning to question the viability of this system, arbitration remains the predominant mechanism for parties seeking to resolve business disputes. And with more and more disputed dollars before the arbitration panels, an up-to-the-minute understanding of how to navigate the reinsurance arbitration process is more important than ever before.

To guide you through this challenging environment, American Conference Institute has developed a publication from the presentations from The 3rd National Forum on Reinsurance Arbitrations to provide you with the most current strategies for prevailing in reinsurance arbitrations. An outstanding faculty of industry leaders has been assembled to give you practical guidance on:
  • How in-house counsel select outside counsel and supervise the arbitration process
  • What you should consider when selecting an arbitrator and when to challenge
  • How to prove specific issues to an arbitration panel
  • Pursuing and obtaining the right remedy for you
  • What options are available to you after the award and how to collect

Contents & Contributors


THE POWERS THAT BE: A SUMMARY SURVEY OF THE SCOPE AND LIMITS OF AN ARBITRATOR'S AUTHORITY AND PRE-HEARING SECURITY IN INSURANCE AND REINSURANCE DISPUTES
Carl H. Poedtke, III, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP
Michael C. Kasdin, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP

PRIVILEGE DISPUTES IN REINSURANCE ARBITRATIONS
Ira J. Belcove, Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP

OBTAINING AND PRECLUDING EVIDENCE FROM NON-PARTIES BASED UPON THE SCOPE OF ARBITRATOR AUTHORITY UNDER THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT
Louise J. Aurichio, Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP
Mark A. Schwartz, Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP
Joseph P. Noonan, III, Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP

USING AND EXCLUDING EVIDENCE IN AN ARBITRATION HEARING
Louise J. Aurichio, Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP
David M. Spector, Schiff Hardin LLP
Richard S. Bakka, ARIAS-U.S. Certified Arbitrator

THE TREATMENT OF ALLOCATION AND AGGREGATION ISSUES BY REINSURANCE ARBITRATION PANELS
Michael A. Knoerzer, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP

THE DECISION AND ITS AFTERMATH: REMEDIES, FINAL AWARD AND POST-AWARD PROCEDURES
William M. Sneed, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP
H. Welsey Sunu, Tribler, Orpett & Meyer, P.C.

IN-HOUSE COUNSELS' SUGGESTIONS FOR MANAGING THE ARBITRATION PROCESS
David S. Brodnan, GE Insurance Solutions
Mark C. Kareken, Nationwide Indemnity Company
James G. Sporleder, Allstate Insurance Company
Mark E. Elborne, GE Insurance Solutions

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION: COMPARISON OF ARBITRATION PROCEDURE AMONG JURISDICTIONS
Bill Perry, Charles Russell

EXCESS, SURPLUS LINES AND REINSURANCE COMMITTEE
Carl H. Poedtke, III, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP
Stephen W. Schwab, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP

HOW TO IMPROVE THE U.S. ARBITRATION SYSTEM
Larry P. Schiffer, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP

WINNING YOUR ARBITRATION
Paul Walther, Reinsurance Directions, Inc.
Larry P. Schiffer, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP
Michael A. Knoerzer, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP



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