Roundtable Recap: Financial & Government Policy Expert Says Path Out of ‘Depression’ Requires Major Paradigm Shift with Significant Investment in Children

Robert Dugger Spoke at the Insurance Insolvency & Reinsurance Roundtable on April 24 on a Session Called “Financial Issues Overview:  How Long Will the Ripple Effect Continue?”
Advance […]

Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst Tapped for Swine Flu Teleconference for Insurance Industry

Containing Insurance Losses When Pandemics Strike

Just hours after the World Health Organization warned that a Swine Flu or A/H1N1 pandemic is imminent, we at […]

Mayer Brown Attorneys Offer Moment of Levity During 16th Annual Insurance Insolvency & Reinsurance Roundtable

Cliff Schoenberg and Kenneth Pierce (not pictured at left) of Mayer Brown LLP channel Abbott and Costello for reinsurance crowd in Scottsdale, re-created here […]

Insurance Coverage Litigation Arising from the Financial Crisis

Insurance Coverage Litigation Arising from the Financial Crisis
Recorded: March 18, 2009
Location: The Harvard Club of New York City
Co-Chairs: Walter Andrews, Esq., Hunton & Williams […]

Starting a New Law Practice: Combine the ‘Tried and True’ With Technology Age Techniques to Jumpstart Your Brand

By Tom Hagy

Lawyers may not realize it, but there is much they can do quickly and relatively inexpensively to get their name out there […]

Some sobering statistics: Insurer costs are likely to exceed $4.5 billion in 2009 on sub-prime claims alone; legal costs associated with the Madoff scandal could top $1 billion with a conservative estimate of $50 billion in investor losses; year end reports show some insurers paid out more in claims in 2008 than they took in; and many commentators believe this is just the tip of the iceberg.

What if there were a way to significantly reduce the time and expense required to resolve conflicts with business partners, while also maintaining control of the process and outcome in a way that could actually strengthen the relationship in the long run? There is, and insurance and reinsurance industry veteran Peter A. Scarpato urges the industry to consider mediation.

When asked to speculate on current issues that may spark future conflicts for insurers, litigator Joyce Wang points to the financial crisis and global warming as potential areas of dispute. What is unclear is exactly what the claims might look like, Wang says.

Asked to describe the most critical issues facing the reinsurance industry, Debra Hall has one answer that tops her list: regulation. Specifically, regulatory modernization in the United States that would allow global insurance and reinsurance companies to be regulated by a single federal regulator.

“We need to look at ways to make dispute resolution more approachable for companies,” Moglin says. He notes that arbitration, “which started out as an alternative to ‘all singing all dancing litigation’ has veered off of that path.” As cases have become more complex, so have the costs and procedural requirements.

Mr. Legal Ed Suggests You Interview Your Client Before Building His Defense

We at HB Litigation Conferences LLC recently took over the Mealey’s Conference business, which a couple of us actually started as part of Mealey […]

Robert Horkovich on Insurance for Asbestos Claims

Veteran policyholder counsel Robert Horkovich of Anderson, Kill & Olick in New York speaks on non-products, non-completed operations coverage in the context of asbestos litigation. 

Asbestos […]

Steve Kazan on Global Asbestos-Related Disease

“We are dooming populations around the world to another epidemic of asbestos disease for another 30 or 40 years at least.”
Steve Kazan of Kazan, […]

Steve Kazan on Foreign Asbestos Claims in U.S.

“We expect to be seeing increasing numbers of asbestos claims by foreign citizens against U.S. Bankruptcy-approved trust funds.”
Prominent asbestos plaintiff attorney Steve Kazan of Kazan, […]

Steve Kazan on Asian Asbestos Conference

Prominent asbestos plaintiff attorney Steve Kazan of Kazan, McClain, Greenwood, Lyons & Harley of Oakland, Calif., discusses the Asian Asbestos Conference to be held in […]

HB Press Release on Reinsurance Industry

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Reinsurance Industry Facing Challenge and Change, Chairmen of Upcoming Industry Conference Say
BERWYN, Pa.  – April 8, […]

Lovells Partner Neal Moglin Makes the Case for Mediation, Comments on Changes and Challenges Facing Reinsurers (Part 2 of 2)

An interview by Teresa Zink
For HB Litigation Conferences LLC
Neal Moglin is a partner with Lovells, LLP’s worldwide Insurance and Reinsurance Group.  For the past […]

Lovells Partner Neal Moglin Makes the Case for Mediation, Comments on Changes and Challenges Facing Reinsurers (Part 1 of 2)

An interview by Teresa Zink
For HB Litigation Conferences LLC
Neal Moglin is a partner with Lovells, LLP’s worldwide Insurance and Reinsurance Group.  For the past […]

Regulatory Modernization: Reinsurers Need a New Paradigm (Part 2 of 2)

An interview with Debra Hall
By Teresa Zink
For HB Litigation Conferences LLC
Debra Hall is a reinsurance consultant (www.regulatoryandriskconsultants.com) and reinsurance arbitrator (debra@hallarbitrations.com).  She served as […]

Regulatory Modernization: Reinsurers Need a New Paradigm (Part 1 of 2)

An interview with Debra Hall
By Teresa Zink
For HB Litigation Conferences LLC
Debra Hall is a reinsurance consultant (www.regulatoryandriskconsultants.com) and reinsurance arbitrator (debra@hallarbitrations.com).  She served as […]

Professional Liability & The New Banking Crisis: The Issues Are Different This Time Around (Part 2 of 2)

Written by Teresa Zink for HB Litigation Conferences LLC
Professional liability and, more specifically, directors and officers liability arising out of what has come to […]

Professional Liability & The New Banking Crisis: The Issues Are Different This Time Around (Part 1 of 2)

Written by Teresa Zink for HB Litigation Conferences LLC
Professional liability and, more specifically, directors and officers liability arising out of what has come to […]

The Madoff Investment Fraud, Part 6: Can the Losses be Recovered? Coverage of a Presentation by Anthony Paccione of Katten Muchin

Written by Teresa Zink for HB Litigation Conferences LLC
Finally, Paccione turned to the big question, can the losses be recovered?  There are two categories […]

The Madoff Investment Fraud Part 5: Qualified vs. Independent Custodian. Coverage of a Presentation by Anthony Paccione of Katten Muchin

Written by Teresa Zink for HB Litigation Conferences LLC
Quoting Professor John Coffee’s testimony to the Senate Banking Committee, Paccione noted two basic problems with […]

The Madoff Investment Fraud, Part 4: Where Were the Regulators? Coverage of a Presentation by Anthony Paccione of Katten Muchin

Written by Teresa Zink for HB Litigation Conferences LLC
Another big question, according to Paccione, is what was the regulatory scheme that applied to BMIS […]