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Fundamentals of Reinsurance Litigation & Arbitration Conference

March 23 - 24, 2006 • Boston, MA

According to an American Bar Association study, 78% of attorneys surveyed find arbitration more timely than litigation. Just what are the pros and cons of using reinsurance arbitration over litigation? What are the advantages of using witness statements over direct testimony? Are summary disposition motions appropriate and desirable in arbitration? This is just a small sampling of the questions you'll hear answered at Mealey's Fundamentals of Reinsurance Litigation and Arbitration Conference.

In just a day and a half you'll come away with a full understanding of the difference between traditional and finite reinsurance . You'll learn the advantages and disadvantages of reinsurance litigation versus arbitration. And you'll receive an update on the recent case law affecting reinsurance like Travelers v. Gerling and Commercial Union v. Swiss Re. During the Arbitrators Roundtable, led by three prominent arbitrators, you'll discover why evident partiality and reasoned awards are so important in the arbitration process. You'll learn the right time to file summary disposition motions… and when ex parte communications are appropriate. In addition, conference attendees will...

  • Get fully acquainted with procedural issues in reinsurance disputes
  • Understand reinsurance disputes from the corporate perspective
  • Learn the ins and outs of allocation and aggregation issues
  • Hear about reinsurance regulations and the role of the NAIC and rating agencies
  • Identify major recurring reinsurance issues like follow the fortunes and the Federal Arbitration Act

    A question-and-answer period at the end of each session ensures that you have a complete understanding of the material covered. Mealey's Fundamentals of Reinsurance Litigation and Arbitration Conference also features two breakfasts, a networking luncheon, and a reception – ample opportunities for you to meet one-on-one with faculty members and talk with colleagues, and clients from around the country. 

    Crowell & Moring's Bill O'Neill will be participating in a panel discussion, Procedural Issues in Reinsurance Disputes, as part of this two day conference.

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