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A FRESH PERSPECTIVE . . .

Fourth Annual Symposium

Date: October 11, 2012
Place: Harvard Club (374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston)

Registration and
Continental Breakfast: 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Welcome: 9:00 a.m.

Rhonda L. Rittenberg, Symposium Chair
Senior Vice President and Senior Associate General Counsel
Lexington Insurance Company

Keynote: 9:05 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Melissa Salton, Chief Risk Officer
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.


Ms. Salton will share her insights into Enterprise Risk Management, a significant topic being addressed by corporate America and beyond.

Panel 1: 9:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Need To Know Basis: Reinsurance Audit Issues


This panel's industry insiders will provide a forthright discussion of the issues and disputes they find most significant in connection with reinsurance audits relating to complex claims, such as long-tail environmental, toxic tort, and asbestos claims. The discussion will highlight the differences in the perspectives of the cedent and reinsurer with respect to how reinsurance audits should be conducted in such cases and the conduct they find most challenging.

Andrew Costa, Devonshire, Assistant Vice President, Claims
Alexandra Furth, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Senior Corporate Counsel, Complex and Emerging Risks Claims Dept.
Mitchell W. Gibson, Swiss Reinsurance Company, Vice President
John Matosky, Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Wm. Gerald McElroy, Jr., Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP (Moderator/Panel Coordinator)
Anne-Marie Regan, Prince Lobel Tye LLP (Panel Coordinator)

Break: 11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Panel 2: 11:15 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
A View from the Panel: Hot Topics in Arbitration


This session promises to be a master class in what is on the minds of party arbitrators and umpires today. Our panel of reinsurance arbitrators will share their collective knowledge, wisdom and practical advice gleaned from decades of experience on several of the "hot button" issues that are at the forefront of current reinsurance practice, including panel "neutrality" (does it exist and is it a good idea); the role of "custom and practice" in reinsurance arbitration (including who decides what it is); and the role of fee and cost awards. This exchange of views is certain to provide frank insights into what really goes on when counsel and parties are not around.

Dale A. Diamond, Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration, Mediation and Consulting Services
Jonathan Rosen, ARIAS Certified Arbitrator and Umpire, Arbitration, Mediation & Expert Witness Services
Gene Wollan, Senior Counsel, Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass
John T. Harding, Partner, Morrison Mahoney LLP, (Moderator/Panel Coordinator)
Michael Mullins, Day Pitney LLP (Panel Coordinator)

Luncheon Buffet: 12:25 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Interactive Workshop
Based on Panel 1: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Symposium attendees will be encouraged to participate in a lively discussion centered on hypothetical fact patterns examining topics addressed by the Reinsurance Audit panel. Our workshop will also invite commentary from our panel of arbitrators.

Moderators
Nicholas C. Cramb, Esq., Mintz Levin Cohen Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC (Panel Coordinator)
Adam R. Doherty, Esq., Prince Lobel Tye LLP
William N. Erickson, Esq., Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP (Discussion Leader)
Michael P. Mullins, Esq., Day Pitney LLP
Anne-Marie Regan, Esq., Prince Lobel Tye LLP (Panel Coordinator)

Panel 3: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Regulatory Perspectives: The Latest Word from the U.S., U.K., and E.U.

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In this session, the panelists will compare and contrast current regulatory efforts domestically and internationally. Topics will include reinsurance collateral requirements, the "equivalency" standard of Solvency II vs. the "outcomes" approach in the U.S., the roles of the NAIC, FIO, EIOPA, and FSA, and the Non-Admitted and Reinsurance Reform Act. As these regulations affect not only the business of reinsurance, but also claims handling and payment, this panel is designed to better equip each insurance/reinsurance professional and counsel.

Chris Finney, Partner, Edwards Wildman
Barry Leigh Weissman, Partner, Edwards Wildman
Daniel Schelp, Managing Counsel, NAIC Reinsurance Task Force
John N. Love, Esq., Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P (Moderator)

Closing Remarks: 4:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Susan Hartnett, MReBA President, Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen
Rhonda Rittenberg, Symposium Chair, Lexington Insurance Company

Cocktail Reception: 4:10 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.


MReBA Symposium Committee

Nicholas C. Cramb
, Mintz Levin Cohen Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC
John T. Harding, Morrison Mahoney LLP
John N. Love, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P
Wm. Gerald McElroy, Jr., Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP
Steven Morris, Liberty Mutual
Michael P. Mullins, Day Pitney LLP
Anne-Marie Regan, Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Robert Whitney, Massachusetts Division of Insurance

Rhonda Rittenberg, Symposium Chair, Lexington Insurance Company

Email Rhonda Rittenberg, Chairperson, MReBA Symposium Committee: rhonda.rittenberg@chartisinsurance.com


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