Monday, August 17, 2009


At least 22 of the insurance and reinsurance industry's leading companies will be represented on the faculty and in the audience during the Sept. 10 legal conference titled "Reinsurance Claims & Dispute Resolution," produced by HB Litigation Conferences LLC.

Chairing the event, a nationally accredited continuing legal education program, will be Ann Field of Zurich North America, Joy Langford of Chadbourne & Parke LLP, and Elaine Lenhert of Veris Consulting LLC.

Companies represented at the event include: ACE Group; AIU Holdings; Admiral Insurance Company; Axis Capital; Chubb & Son; CNA Insurance Co.; Everest Reinsurance Company; General Reinsurance Corp.; Hannover Re; MetLife; Munich Re America; Odyssey America Reinsurance Corp.; QBE Insurance Group; Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada; SCOR Reinsurance Company; Swiss Reinsurance America; The Travelers Companies; United America Insurance Group; W.R. Berkley Corp.; WRM America Indemnity Co.; Zurich North America; and Zurich.

Topics include: writing and placing the reinsurance treaty and facultative contract; reinsurance considerations in finance; operational considerations surrounding reinsurance contracts for the cedent and reinsurer; emerging trends such as the financial meltdown and subprime; claims for ECO/XPL and reinsurability for punitive damages; in-house counsel expectations of outside counsel; arbitration best practices; options for resolution; and more.

Speakers include: Timothy Stalker, Nelson Levine deLuca & Horst, Blue Bell, Pa.; Christopher Kende of Cozen & O'Connor; Larry Johnson, Chairman & CEO, Veris Consulting, LLC; Kent Barrett, Senior Managing Director, Veris Consulting, LLC; Stephen Kennedy, Clyde & Co.; Myra Lobel, ARe, Guy Carpenter & Company LLC; Julie Pollack, Senior Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel, Contracts, Swiss Re America; Deborah Giss Stalker, Associate General Counsel, Global Reinsurance, ACE Group; John Cleary, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP; Drew Spitzer, Senior Vice President & Director of Accounting Policy, ACE Ltd.; Beverly Sneddon, AVP, Reinsurance Claims & Legal, Zurich North America; David Sobotka, CPCU, ARe, Managing Director, Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC; Christopher Reichow, Vice President, PRO IS Inc.; Scott Birrell, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Travelers; Marc Karnell, Senior Vice President, Global Claims Technical Director, Endurance Services Limited; Davie Bowers, Of Counsel, Zurich North America Legal; John Cole, Wiley Rein LLP; Debra Roberts, CFA, Debra Roberts & Associates LLC; Jonathan Rosen, CEO, The Home Insurance Company in Liquidation; David Silva, Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass; Jim Engel, former Chief Claim Officer of Zurich NA and ACA NA and CEO of Brandywine Holdings; Mark Gurevitz, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, The Hartford; Richard March, former General Counsel of United National Insurance Company; Peter Scarpato, President, Conflict Resolved, LLC; Thomas Wamser, Associate General Counsel, ACE-INA.

For more information, visit the Conferences section at, email HB at, or call the company at (484) 324-2755.

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