Mealeys Reinsurance Summit: Mediation and Arbitration Workshop (REI 0903)

Venue: The Westin Chicago River North

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 18, 2003 End Date/Time: Sep 19, 2003
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Thursday, September 18, 2003

7:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 Opening Remarks & Presentation of Fact Pattern

Neal Moglin, Lovells

Susan Stone, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood

9:00 Team Strategy Meetings in Advance of Mediation Sessions

Audience will be divided into six teams. Each team will be assigned a team leader and team counsel.


Beth Levene, Vice President, Manager of Claims, Transatlantic Reinsurance Company

James Dowd, Chairman & CEO, Fairfax, Inc.
Klaus-Heinz Kunze, Senior Vice President, Hannover Re

Brian Snover, Vice President & General Counsel, Berkshire Hathaway Group*

Timothy McCaffrey, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, General Reinsurance Corp.

Additional speaker to be announced


Maxine Verne, Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, SCOR Reinsurance Company

John Ratzel, Jacobsen & Ratzel

Mark Gurevitz, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, The Hartford

Susan Mack, General Counsel, Transamerica Reinsurance

John Andrews, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, SCOR Reinsurance Company

Charles Thomas, Vice President US Claims and Contracts, CNA Re*

Nicholas DiGiovanni, Lord Bissell & Brook

10:00 Morning Break

10:15 Three Mediation Sessions

The six teams will be matched up into three groups of two for the purpose of holding three mediations.


James Stinson, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood

Paul Dassenko, Insurance & Reinsurance Consulting, Arbitration & Mediation Services

Clifford Schoenberg, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

11:30 Mediators' Reports and General Discussion of Mediation Process

The three groups will reconvene in the general session room to discuss the events of the morning sessions.

12:00 Networking Luncheon

1:30 Pre-Hearing Discussion Between Cedant, Counsel and Solicitor

Discussion will include: Cross Border discovery issues, including the Process of Compelling Testimony from the Cedents' London Broker

Peter Taylor, Lovells

Thomas Cunningham, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood

2:00 Discussion between Reinsurer and Counsel

Savannah Sellman, Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft*

2:30 Teleconference Hearing Before an Arbitration Panel

Topic of teleconference will be to decide the discovery issues addressed in the previous sessions - delegates will be asked to vote on how they think the panel will rule in advance of panel deliberations

Charles Havens, LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae

Eric Kobrick, Associate General Counsel, American International Group

Paul Walther, CEO, Reinsurance Directions Inc.

3:00 Panel Deliberations, Followed by Results of Balloting and Q&A for the Arbitrators and Counsel

3:30 Afternoon Break

3:45 Mock Arbitration Hearing before Panel of Industry Arbitrators Commences

Richard White, Deputy Liquidator, Integrity Insurance Company in Liquidation

Janet Burak, Reinsurance Consulting & Arbitration

James Powers, Umpire/Arbitrator

Michael Merlo, Lovells

Peter Chaffetz, Clifford Chance

3:45 Cross Examination of Cedent's London Broker

4:30 Examination and Testimony of Reinsurers' Underwriter

5:15 Networking Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by the law firms of Lovells and Sidley Austin Brown & Wood

Friday, September 19, 2003

8:30 Opening Remarks

8:45 Submission of the Case to the Panel and Closing Arguments by Counsel Reviewing the Evidence

John Nonna, LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae*

Christopher Byers, Latham & Watkins*

9:15 Surprise Workshop Activity - Details to be
Revealed at the Conference

10:15 Morning Break

10:30 Surprise Workshop Activity, Continued

11:00 Panel Deliberations Before all Delegates, Delivery of Judgment and Q&A

12:00 Concluding Remarks/Adjourn



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