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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              April 13-16, 2005, Scottsdale, AZ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Insurance Insolvency & Reinsurance Roundtable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              March 7-8, 2005, Dallas, TX
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              February 28-March 1, 2005, Philadelphia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Insurance 101 (2 locations)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        March 1, 2005, Battery Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Insurance Coverage For Financial Institution Exposures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 January 24-25, 2005, Philadelphia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Third Annual Advanced Insurance Coverage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mealey’s insurance conferences . . .
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MEALEY PUBLICATIONS & CONFERENCES GROUP
Mealey’s Reinsurance 101 Conference: Litigation & Arbitration, Feb-                   Registration Fee                                                               Mealey’s 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
first paying attendee and $1145 for each attendee thereafter from the                 handbook on CD, networking reception, and coffee breaks. The regis-
same firm or company. (Multiple attendees: please copy form and sub-                  tration fee is $1295 for the first attendee.
                                                                                                                                                                     Mealey’s Reinsurance 101 Conference: Litigation and Arbitration
mit for each attendee.)                                                                                                                                              now takes place over two full days. With more focus on litigation
                                                                                      How to Register                                                                AND on arbitration, this balanced, comprehensive educational pro-
q Yes, I’d like to take advantage of the early bird discount — $300 off* —            Fax is the best way to enroll, allowing us to attend to your registration      gram provides you with in-depth analysis on the nuts and bolts of
only $995.
* cannot be combined with any other offer, offer expires 12/31/04.
                                                                                      immediately. Please fax this form to (610)768-0303, call 1-800-MEALEYS,        reinsurance – in the U.S. and overseas.
                                                                                      (610)768-7800, e-mail mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com or mail this form
                                                                                      with payment to Mealey Publications, P.O. Box 62090, King of Prussia,
Name ___________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                      PA 19406-0230. Receipt of payment guarantees your registration.

Title ____________________________________________________________________________                                                                                   What you will learn:
                                                                                        Special Discounts
Firm/Company __________________________________________________________________         • Early Bird Discount — $300 off* — register by 12/31/04 — $995
                                                                                        • Corporate Discount — $200 off — $1095
                                                                                                                                                                     Leading cedant and reinsurer attorneys, in-house counsel, and in-
                                                                                                                                                                     surer and reinsurer executives will take you on a step-by-step jour-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MEALEY'S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Reinsurance 101
Address ________________________________________________________________________        • Additional registrants from the same firm or company — $150
                                                                                                                                                                     ney through the world of reinsurance litigation and arbitration –
                                                                                          off — $1145
                                                                                        • Government employees — one-third off — $865
                                                                                                                                                                     making this the perfect program for new attorneys and anyone new
 ________________________________________________________________________________                                                                                    to the reinsurance industry and reinsurance litigation.
                                                                                        • Paralegals — two-thirds off — $435



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                                                                                            cannot be combined with any other offer
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                                                                                                                                                                     • master basic legal principles, reinsurance terms, and contract
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                                                                                                                                                                     • know the ins and outs of regulation and financial reporting


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                                                                                      three weeks prior to the conference, to allow us time to make reasonable
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                                                                                      accommodations.                                                                • gain understanding of the London and Bermuda Markets
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                                                                                                                                                                     • hear start-to-finish analysis on the life of a reinsurance claim and
q Check enclosed (Please make checks payable to Mealey Publications.                  Hotel Accommodations                                                             the arbitration process
Send payment in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank.)



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                                                                                      The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Pentagon City is located at 1250 South Hayes            • get up to date on today’s hot topics in reinsurance disputes
q Please bill my:      q VISA      q MasterCard         ÿq American Express           Street, Arlington, VA, just 10 minutes from downtown Washington, DC.           • learn the effect of insolvency on reinsurance
                                                                                      Attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling          • and much more!
Account # ______________________________________________________________________      703-415-5000. When making reservations, indicate that you are attending
                                                                                      Mealey’s Reinsurance 101 Conference: Litigation & Arbitration, February
                                                                                                                                                                     In addition, a special “compare and contrast” session will help you
Expiration Date _________________________________________________________________     14-15, 2005. A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at a rate
                                                                                      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… an interactive
Signature _______________________________________________________________________                                                                                    role-play session will give you valuable insight to enhance your rein-
                                                                                      availability. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms in our room                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Early Bird Discount: Save $300
                                                                                      block so make your reservations early.                                         surance arbitration skills… and Franklin Nutter, President of the
   q YES, I’m interested in purchasing the audiotape of this conference.                                                                                             Reinsurance Association of America, will deliver a keynote address
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    when you register by December 31st!
   (Please call with pricing information.)                                            For alternative hotels and rates, please call us at (610) 768-7800.
                                                                                                                                                                     on “Public Policy Issues Facing Reinsurers in 2005.”
q Conference Handbook — Each conference attendee will receive one copy                Cancellation Policy
of the handbook. You may order additional copies. Non-registrants may                 Registrants who cancel on or before January 31st will receive a full refund.
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 Mealey’s conference. Cancellations made after                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sally Agel, Esq.
                                                                                      February 7th will be subject to a 25% administrative fee; the remaining                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
q Mealey’s Litigation Report: Reinsurance — Yes, send me a free sample                amount will be credited towards another Mealey’s conference. Credits must          “Good conference. Great job by the panel on                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Los Angeles
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.
q Please send me information on your new Online CLE program and price                 at any time.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Edwards & Angell LLP
packages.
                                                                                      Conference on Audiotape
                                                                                                                                                                         “The presentations had very helpful material.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              New York
                                                                                      If you cannot attend this conference, take advantage of our new audio-
                                                                                      tape conference service. For more information call 1-800-MEALEYS or                “The moderators and presenters were excellent.”




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  Mail: P.O. Box 62090, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0230, USA                           CLE Credit                                                                                                     Conference attendees
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                                                                                      ‘CLE Credit’, or call 1-800-MEALEYS.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Washington, DC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Conference Faculty
Mealey’s Reinsurance 101 Conference: Litigation & Arbitration                                                                                                                                                                                                             February 14-15, 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Pentagon City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Co-Chairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         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 Lloyd’s 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 Lloyd’s                                                                                                                       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 Lloyd’s 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. O’Brien, 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 O’Brien, 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
                                                                                                                                                             • P&C disputes
       • 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/MGU’s?                                                                                                                                • 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.

				
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