M ealey ’ s l itigation C onferenCes 16 th a nnual
insuranCe insolvenCy & reinsuranCe r oundtable
April 22-25, 2009 • The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, AZ
Debra Hall, Executive Director, Global Risk Coalition, Washington, DC
Peter Thomas, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Willis Re, McLeansville, NC
Neal Moglin, Esq., Partner, Lovells LLP, Chicago
W e d n e s day , a p r i l 22, 2009 9:00 Regulatory Modernization: The New Paradigm
• The ef fect of Wall Street’s meltdown
11:00 – 3:00 Registration, Activities and Events Table • Time for thoughtful response v. misdirected
12:30 – 1:30 Opening Day Luncheon—Meet the Faculty • Maintaining US competitiveness or regaining US
and Your Fellow Conference Attendees credibility
• Implications for the ongoing Federal v. State debate
1:45 Bonus Session: Reinsurance Commutations:
Perspectives from Both Sides Moderator: Debra Hall, Executive Director, Global Risk
• Prioritizing deals, defining deal scope & Coalition, Washington, DC
evaluating deals Karel van Hulle, Head of Unit, Insurance & Pensions
• Why some commutations get done while others do not Financial Institutions, European Commission, Brussels
• Role of counsel: analyzing reinsurance disputes Eric Dinallo, Superintendent, NYS Insurance
(pre-commutation) & careful draf ting of Depar tment, New York (Invited)
commutation agreements Peter Skinner MEP, Labour Representative for the
• Disputes over what was commuted af ter the ink has South East of England, European Parliament, Brussels
dried on the commutation agreement
Moderator: Christopher Coelho, V.P., Reinsurance
Recoverables, ACE Group, Philadelphia 10:00 Morning Break
Anna Petropoulos, CEO, Apetrop Ltd., London
10:15 Regulatory Modernization: The Fundamentals of
Daniel Neppl, Esq., Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago Internal Models and ERM
• Overview of recent regulator y initiatives
2:30 – 4:30 Commutations Forum • Challenges to US regulator y system posed by
Sponsored by: AIRROC international developments
Mealey’s Conferences will establish a forum for companies to discuss
commutations and other monetizing transactions. Several meeting • Building blocks of modern capital and risk
rooms will be reser ved for this purpose. The staf f can assist attendees management
ahead of time in organizing meetings with other conference attendees, • How internal models hold up under the scrutiny
and assist with any meeting logistics or needs.
caused by the financial crisis
6:00 – 7:30 Opening Night Reception Moderator: Gail Goering, Esq., Lovells LLP, Chicago
Enjoy this wonder ful poolside reception and dinner. Spouses and Jerome Berset, Director of Risk and Capital
friends are welcome to par ticipate in this dynamic event. Management, Global Risk Coalition, New York
Kris DeFrain, Senior Financial Regulator y Services
7:30 Opening Night Dinner
Manager, NAIC, Kansas City
(Pre-registration required) More than 200 people attended this
event at the 2008 Roundtable!
Sponsored by: Navigant Consulting 11:15 Regulatory Modernization: The Financial Crisis
and the Proof of One Global Economy
• Follow the leader: is it the US, the EU or the UK?
t h u r s day , a p r i l 23, 2009 • Recognition: can it really be “mutual” and why must
the US government be involved?
7:00 Registration • How interdependent are the financial markets in a
7:30 Breakfast and Keynote Address • Would harmonized regulation help us avoid
Peter Hearn, Chief Executive Of ficer, Willis Re, New another crisis?
York Moderator: Stephen Schwab, Esq., DLA Piper,
Sponsored by: Dewey & LeBoeuf Chicago
Alfred Gross, Commissioner, VA Dept. of Insurance,
8:45 Introductory Welcome Remarks Richmond, VA
Debra Hall, Executive Director, Global Risk Coalition, Robert H. Easton, Esq., Deputy Superintendent &
Washington, DC General Counsel, NY Dept. of Insurance, New York
Neal Moglin, Esq., Par tner, Lovells LLP, Chicago Robert Meindl, German BaFin Regulator y Authority,
Peter Thomas, Executive Vice President and Managing Bonn, Germany
Director, Willis Re, McLeansville, NC
12:30 Networking Luncheon
Sponsored by: Lovells LLP
vieW u p dat e s to t h e ag e n da at W W W . bv r l e g a l . C o M / ro u n dta b l e
2:15-4:15 Bonus Session: Mock Mediation with 10:30 Morning Break
Fact Pattern 10:45 Asia, South America and the Middle East – How
Moderator: Neal Moglin, Esq., Lovells LLP, Chicago These Emerging Markets May Impact Insurance and
John Nonna, Esq., Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, New York Reinsurance Over the Next Decade
Jeff Kichaven, Mediator, Professional Mediation, Los • The rise of the takaful Industry as a major
Robert Hall, Principal, RMH Consulting, Naples, FL • The emergence of London & Dubai as Financial Centers
Eric Kobrick, Esq., Associate General Counsel and • Will reinsurance attract petrodollars and sovereign
Chief Reinsurance Legal Of ficer, American International investment funds? If yes, where?
Group, Inc., New York • Brazil—an emerging market—what are the
Richard Hershman, Senior Managing Director, Leader implications for world markets?
of Global Insurance Ser vices, FTI Consulting, New York
Moderator: Rajiv Raval, Esq., Lovells LLP, New York
Lawrence Greengrass, Esq., Mound Cotton Wollan &
Greengrass, New York Lisa Kelaart-Courtney, Dubai, UAE (invited)
Mohamed Akoob, Managing Director, Hannover
3:45-5:00 Bonus Session: Are 18th Century Reinsurance Retakaful, Manama, Bahrain (invited)
Contracts Capable of Addressing 21st Century Issues? Margo Black, Chief Executive Of ficer, Willis Re, Rio de
• The reinsurance implications of 21st centur y Janeiro
• Definition of occurrence 12:00 Afternoon Break
Enjoy lunch on your own, take the opportunity to have lunch at one of the
• Privacy and reinsurance contracts
restaurants in Old Town Scottsdale, or attend one of our planned activities.
• What do we screw up when draf ting reinsurance
contracts? 1:00 Golf Outing (Scramble Format)
• Contract cer tainty Held at the Westin Kierland Resor t Golf Course and followed by a
Moderator: Lawrence Hamilton, Esq., Mayer Brown reception and award’s ceremony. Lunch will be provided. Space is
LLP, Chicago limited; so first come, first ser ved. Please register in advance. Pre-
Peter Thomas, Executive Vice President and Managing payment required. (Spouses welcome).
Director, Willis Re Inc., McLeansville, NC Sponsored by:
David N. Kragseth, Senior Vice President & Chief Alan Gray; Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP;
Contracts Of ficer, Munich Reinsurance America Inc., Choate Hall & Stewart; FTI Consulting;
Princeton, NJ Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass
Dorothy Cory Wright, Par tner & Solicitor- Advocate,
Sidley Austin, London 1:00 Round-Robin Tennis Tournament
Held at the Princess Tennis Center. Lunch, refreshments, & awards
6:00 Networking Cocktail Reception provided. Pre-registration required. Open to all attendees and their guests.
Sponsored by: Mayer Brown LLP Sponsored by: Harvey, Pennington Ltd.
f r i day , a p r i l 24, 2009
3:30 Yoga Class
7:30 Continental Breakfast Enjoy a class at the Willow Stream Spa. Space is limited.
7:30 Women’s Networking Breakfast: Not for Women Only 6:00 Barbeque at Lagoon Lawn
Attracting talent; losing women because of work/life balance issues; Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere by the beautiful lagoon. Whether you are
inequity in the workplace; conflicts; moving into leadership roles in a attending alone or with the family, there’s plenty of food, drink and
traditional firm/company; what have the 18,000,000 cracks in the glass games for ever yone.
ceiling done for women in the workplace?
Speakers to be announced Saturday, April 25, 2009
8:30 The Future of Claims: What’s Looming on the 8:00 Breakfast and Keynote Address
Horizon? Julius Bannister, Director, Bannister International
• Global warming Research Organisation, Orpington, Kent, UK
• Professional liability
• Outsourcing 9:00 Run-off Market Solutions
• Terrorism • Run-of f strategy
• Product recall and food • Run-of f solutions
• Nanotechnology • Run-of f options
Moderator: David Attisani, Esq., Choate, Hall & • AIRROC small claims cour t initiative
Stewar t LLP, Boston • Insolvent run-of f
John Huff, Managing Director, Head of Key Case Moderator: Trish Getty, AIR, CEO & Executive Director,
Management, Claims & Liability Management, Swiss Association of Insurance & Reinsurance Run-Of f
Reinsurance Co., Zurich Companies (AIRROC), Alpharetta, GA
Peter Scarpato, Conflict Resolved, LLC, Yardley, PA
Scott Birrell, Esq., Vice President and Associate
Ali Rifai, Associate General Counsel and Global Legal
General Counsel, Reinsurance Litigation Group, Head of Insurance and Reinsurance, Centre Group
Travelers, Har tford, CT Holdings (U.S.) Ltd., New York
Emily Canelo, Executive Vice President & General David Brietling, Chief Liquidation Of ficer, Reliance
Counsel, Endurance Reinsurance Corporation of Insurance Company (In Liquidation), Philadelphia
America, New York Michael Zeller, Chief Reinsurance Compliance Of ficer,
American International Group, Inc., and Vice President,
9:30 Financial Issues Overview: How Long Will the AIG Global Reinsurance Division, New York
Ripple Effect Continue? Jonathan Bank, Esq., Of Counsel, Locke Lord Bissell
• Recent bank failures & Liddell LLP, Los Angeles
• The implosion of the credit market
• Structured finance and derivatives 10:30 Roundtable Adjourns
• CDOs and credit default swaps
Robert H. Dugger, Managing Director, Tudor
Investment Corporation, Alexandria, VA
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