The 4th Advanced Forum on

Reinsurance Arbitration

Strategies for Successful and Cost-Efficient Dispute Resolution

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

About

Are your reinsurance arbitration strategies increasing your chances for success while minimizing unnecessary time and expense?

The reinsurance arbitration process is not the streamlined and relatively informal system that functioned in the past. Dispute resolution has become increasingly contentious, expensive and time consuming in recent years and there is no sign that this trend will be reversed. Extensive discovery, testimony and evidentiary battles require you to sink greater resources into your arbitrations than ever before.

There is talk of reforming the system, but as long as arbitration remains the predominant mechanism for partners seeking to resolve business disputes, an up-to-the-minute understanding of how to navigate the reinsurance arbitration process is absolutely necessary for your reinsurance business.

To guide you through this challenging environment, American Conference Institute has developed a publication from The 4th Advanced Guide to Reinsurance Arbitration to provide you with the most current strategies for prevailing in reinsurance arbitrations. Presentations from an outstanding faculty of industry leaders has been assembled to give you practical guidance on:

  • What you should consider when selecting an arbitrator and when to challenge
  • Using the organizational meeting to create a roadmap to successful dispute resolution
  • Third party discovery in reinsurance arbitration
  • Improving arbitrations

Contents & Contributors

About

Are your reinsurance arbitration strategies increasing your chances for success while minimizing unnecessary time and expense?

The reinsurance arbitration process is not the streamlined and relatively informal system that functioned in the past. Dispute resolution has become increasingly contentious, expensive and time consuming in recent years and there is no sign that this trend will be reversed. Extensive discovery, testimony and evidentiary battles require you to sink greater resources into your arbitrations than ever before.

There is talk of reforming the system, but as long as arbitration remains the predominant mechanism for partners seeking to resolve business disputes, an up-to-the-minute understanding of how to navigate the reinsurance arbitration process is absolutely necessary for your reinsurance business.

To guide you through this challenging environment, American Conference Institute has developed a publication from The 4th Advanced Guide to Reinsurance Arbitration to provide you with the most current strategies for prevailing in reinsurance arbitrations. Presentations from an outstanding faculty of industry leaders has been assembled to give you practical guidance on:

  • What you should consider when selecting an arbitrator and when to challenge
  • Using the organizational meeting to create a roadmap to successful dispute resolution
  • Third party discovery in reinsurance arbitration
  • Improving arbitrations

Contents & Contributors


SELECTING QUALIFIED AND CONFLICT-FREE ARBITRATORS AND UMPIRES
Andrew S. Boris, Tressler, Soderstrom, Maloney & Preiss, LLP
Arthur Gang, Reinsurance Company of the U.S.
Linda Kearney, WellPoint Inc.

USING THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING TO CREATE A ROADMAP TO SUCCESSFUL DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Lloyd Gura, Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass
Douglas Maag, ARIAS-U.S. Certified Arbitrator
Timothy T McCaffrey, ARIAS-U.S. Certified Arbitrator

THIRD-PARTY DISCOVERY IN REINSURANCE ARBITRATION
Richard Mason, Cozen O'Connor

FOLLOW THE FORTUNES: HOW NEW RULINGS ARE CHANGING THE LEGAL LANDSCAPES
Stuart Cotton, Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass (New York, NY)

SUGGESTIONS BY WHICH PARTIES CAN IMPROVE ARBITRATIONS
Michael Knoerzer, Lebouf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP

BEFORE YOU ARBITRATE: DRAFTING AND ANALYZING YOUR ARBITRATION CLAUSES
Richard Shaw, Towers Perrin Insurance

"FOLLOW THE FORTUNES:" CONTRACTUAL PRINCIPAL OR PUBLIC POLICY?
Peter R. Chaffetz, Clifford Chance LLP
Cecila Froelich Moss, Clifford Chance, LLP

LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD: AN ANALYSIS OF NEUTRALITY ISSUES IN REINSURANCE ARBITRATION
Larry P. Shiffer, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & McRae, LLP

HAS THE TIME COME FOR REASONED OPINIONS?
James A. Shanman, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge,LLP



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