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Mealeys Reinsurance 101 Conference: Litigation & Arbitration, Feb- Registration Fee Mealeys Reinsurance 101 Conference with its new, expanded for-
ruary 14-15, 2005, at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Pentagon City. I under- The registration fee includes continental breakfast each day, one lun- mat is bigger and better than ever!
stand the conference registration fee is $1295 per attendee for the cheon, attendance at all conference sessions, a copy of the conference
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know the ins and outs of regulation and financial reporting
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accommodations. gain understanding of the London and Bermuda Markets
hear start-to-finish analysis on the life of a reinsurance claim and
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of $215 a night for a single or double room. The cut-off date for this rate
gain a thorough understanding of how reinsurance litigation and
is January 14th. After that date, this rate will be offered based on space arbitration work in the United States and England
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and Franklin Nutter, President of the
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on Public Policy Issues Facing Reinsurers in 2005.
q Conference Handbook Each conference attendee will receive one copy Cancellation Policy
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purchase the handbook. Please send _______ copies @ $275 each. (U.S.A.: Registrants cancelling from January 31st-February 7th will receive a Conference Chaired by
Please add appropriate state sales tax to your order. Canada: Add 7% sales tax.) full credit towards another Mealeys conference. Cancellations made after Sally Agel, Esq.
February 7th will be subject to a 25% administrative fee; the remaining Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
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and subscription information be used within one year of the date of issuance. Substitutions may be made Hot Topics in Reinsurance. Vincent J. Vitowsky, Esq.
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Mealeys Reinsurance 101 Conference: Litigation & Arbitration February 14-15, 2005
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Pentagon City
Sally Agel, Esq. Vincent J. Vitkowsky, Esq.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley Edwards & Angell LLP
Conference Chairs: 10:30 Important Reinsurance Contract Provisions 3:00 Basic Legal Principles Role of ARIAS, RAA, AAA
& McCloy LLP New York
Relevant terminology Utmost Good Faith in Placement Moderator: Vincent Vitkowsky, Edwards & Angell Los Angeles
Sally Agel, Esq., is a partner in the litigation and arbitration group Analysis of aggregate extension clauses, off-sets, insolvency Utmost Good Faith on Administration and Claims Handling Cedent: Jane Byrne, Assistant General Counsel,
of the Los Angeles office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP . provisions and other relevant provisions by Ceding Company American International Group, Inc.
Nature of the reinsurance contract Follow the Fortunes/Follow the Settlements Faculty Jan Heuvels
Her legal practice includes a variety of complex reinsurance and Reinsurer: Christopher Bello, Vice President & General
Counsel & Secretary, General Re Life Corporation Paul R. Aiudi, Esq. Partner, Ince & Company, London
insurance matters, including agency and broker liability issues. Her David Kragseth, Vice President & Chief Contracts Officer, Utmost Good Faith in Claims Handling by Reinsurer
Associate General Counsel
practice has also included the representation of major reinsurers in American Re-Insurance Company Paul Kanefsky, Edwards & Angell E. Paul Kanefsky, Esq.
12:30 Luncheon & Keynote Address St. Paul Travelers, Hartford, CT
fraud disputes with their cedents and in contentious disputes in- Anat Sideman, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy ,
Edwards & Angell LLP New York
volving finite issues, as well as the representation of a major prop- 11:15 Understanding the London and Bermuda Markets Reinsurance: A Mystery No Longer Worth Solving? Matthew Allen
erty/casualty insurer in disputes with its London reinsurers over al- Explanation of Lloyds of London and Equitas Public Policy Issues Facing Reinsurers in 2005 David N. Kragseth
4:00 Allocation and Aggregation Partner, Eversheds, London
location of pollution claims. Ms. Agel received a B.A. magna cum - Historical overview of Lloyds Franklin Nutter, President, Reinsurance Association Vice President & Chief Contracts
Allocating multiple year losses
laude from the University of California-San Diego and a J.D. from - How it is set up of America Christopher R. Bello, Esq. Officer, American Re-Insurance
Key applications of aggregation principles
University of California-Berkeley. Vice President, General Counsel Company, Princeton, NJ
- How it is regulated
William Sneed, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood 2:00 The Arbitration Process & Secretary, General Re Life
- Issues associated with doing business with Lloyds and the Tracey W. Laws, Esq.
Vincent J. Vitkowsky, Esq., is a partner in Edwards & Angell, LLP . Additional speaker to be announced Conflicts for arbitrators Corporation, Stamford, CT
London Market Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Since the 1980s, he has represented insurers and reinsurers in sig- Ex parte communications
Matthew Allen, Eversheds 5:00 Networking Reception Richard A. Brown, Esq. Washington, DC
nificant reinsurance disputes involving property and casualty, life Organizational meetings
Additional speaker to be announced Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver
and health, financial, aviation, and fidelity and surety business. He Honorable engagement Franklin W. Nutter
& Jacobson LLP New York
also represents insurers in high-stakes coverage disputes and com- President, Reinsurance Association
The Bermuda Market The Hearing
plex commercial litigation. The scope of his practice is national
- How it developed Tuesday, February 15 Ideas for improving the arbitration process Mary Ellen Burns of America, Washington, DC
and international. Mr. Vitkowsky is identified as one of the top at- Arbitrator, Stamford, CT
- Major players Arbitrator: Mary Ellen Burns, Arbitrator Patrick J. OBrien, Esq.
torneys in his field by several major national and international pub- 8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
lications. He received his B.A. from Northwestern University and - Unique characteristics in contracts Cedent: Paul Aiudi, Associate General Counsel, Jane M. Byrne, Esq. Vice President & Assistant
his J.D. from the Cornell Law School. Christopher Garrod, Conyers Dill & Pearman 8:30 Life of a Reinsurance Claim St. Paul Travelers Assistant General Counsel General Counsel, Swiss Re Life &
A step-by-step analysis of a claim from its first notice by Reinsurer: Patrick OBrien, Vice President & Assistant American International Group, Inc. Health America Inc., Armonk, NY
12:15 Networking Luncheon General Counsel, Swiss Re Life & Health America Inc. New York
a ceding company to a reinsurer, through updates and Thomas A. Player, Esq.
1:15 Regulation and Financial Reporting ultimate billing; John D. Cole, Esq. Morris, Manning & Martin, L.L.P.
3:00 Comparison of U.S. and English Reinsurance
How reinsurance is regulated A step-by-step analysis of what a reinsurer does with the Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP Atlanta
Litigation and Arbitration
notice and claim presented by the ceding company. Washington, DC
Monday, February 14th State Insurance Departments
Cedent: John Cole, Wiley Rein & Fielding
Jan Heuvels, Ince & Company Steven C. Schwartz, Esq.
Role of NAIC Kathryn C. Ellsworth, Esq. Clifford Chance US LLP
Rating Agencies Reinsurer: Charles Thomas, Vice President of Claims 3:30 Afternoon Break Dewey Ballantine LLP New York
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
Financial reports filed with regulatory entities and rating & Contracts, CNA Re New York
3:45 Practical Reinsurance Arbitration Skills A Role-Play Anat Sideman, Esq.
9:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks agencies
9:30 Morning Break Attendees will gain valuable insight on practical skills em- Sigrid S. Franzblau, Esq. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley
Sally Agel, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy Annual and quarterly statements
ployed by experienced cedent & reinsurer counsel as they Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & ,
& McCloy LLP Los Angeles
Vincent Vitkowsky, Edwards & Angell Mark Goodman, Lord Bissell & Brook 9:45 Hot Topics In Reinsurance Disputes ,
Perretti LLP Morristown, NJ
present arguments to the arbitration panel related to an Sharon E. Sonnett, Esq.
Richard Brown, Fried Frank Harris Schriver & Jacobson Life & Health disputes
9:15 Reinsurance Overview Interim Application for Pre-hearing Security and discovery Christopher G. Garrod Milbank, Tweed, Hadley
What is reinsurance? 2:15 Effect of Insolvency on Reinsurance issues during this mock emergency teleconference role-play. Conyers Dill & Pearman & McCloy LLP
Financial products disputes
Overview of the types of reinsurance Effect on in-force business Arbitration Panel: Hamilton, Bermuda Los Angeles
Tracey Laws, Chadbourne & Parke Mary Ellen Burns, Arbitrator
Treaty vs. facultative reinsurance; proportional vs. excess of Offset Ronald S. Gass William M. Sneed, Esq.
Steven Schwartz, Clifford Chance John Cole, Wiley Rein & Fielding
loss reinsurance; traditional vs. finite reinsurance Effect on reinsurance dispute resolution President, The Gass Company, Inc. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP
Kathryn Ellsworth, Dewey Ballantine Ronald Gass, President, The Gass Company, Inc.
What is a retrocessionaire? Conflicts of interest for regulators in collecting reinsurance Weston, CT Chicago
Cedent Counsel: Gail Goering, Lovells
What is the role of Brokers/Intermediaries? Sharon Sonnett, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy 11:15 Procedural Issues In Resolving Reinsurance Disputes Reinsurer Counsel: Sigrid Franzblau, Riker Danzig Scherer Gail M. Goering, Esq. Charles D. Thomas
What are MGAs/MGUs? Litigation vs. arbitration: difference in discovery; difference Hyland & Perretti Lovells, Chicago Vice President of Claims
Property & Casulty: Thomas Player, Morris Manning & Martin 2:45 Afternoon Break
in summary judgment; difference in use of experts; and Contracts, CNA Re
Life & Health: Speaker to be announced privilege; compelling arbitration 5:00 Adjourn Mark R. Goodman, Esq. Chicago
Consolidation Speakers, sessions and times are subject to change. Visit www.mealeys.com/conferences Lord Bissell & Brook LLP
10:15 Morning Break or call 1-800-MEALEYS for up to the minute program revisions. Call for information on Chicago
Confirming arbitration awards
sponsorship and exhibit opportunities.