Mealeys Reinsurance Arbitration Conference (ARBCON)

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 27, 2005 End Date/Time: Sep 27, 2005
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Conference Chaired by

Rhonda L. Rittenberg, Esq., Prince, Lobel, Glovsky & Tye LLP,

Registration Fee

The registration fee includes a boxed lunch, attendance at all conference sessions, a copy of the conference handbook on CD and a coffee break. The registration fee is $495 for the first attendee.

How to Register

Fax is the best way to enroll, allowing us to attend to your registration immediately. Please fax this form to (610)768-0303, call 1-800-MEALEYS, (610)768-7800, e-mail or mail this form with payment to Mealey Publications™, P.O. Box 62090, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0230. Receipt of payment guarantees your registration.

Special Discounts

• Corporate Discount — $200 off — $295

• Additional registrants from the same firm or company — $150 off — $345

• Government employees — one-third off — $330

• Sitting judges — attend free

• Paralegals — two-thirds off — $165

Special Needs

Should you have any special needs, please contact Mealey’s at least three weeks prior to the conference, to allow us time to make reasonable accommodations.

Cancellation Policy

Registrants who cancel on or before September 12th will receive a full refund. Registrants canceling from September 13th-19th will receive a full credit towards another Mealey’s conference. Cancellations made after September 19th will be subject to a 25% administrative fee; the remaining amount will be credited towards another Mealey’s conference. Credits must be used within one year of the date of issuance. Attendees who are paid in full and do not attend the conference forfeit a refund or a credit voucher. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Hotel Accommodations

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Boston is located at 15 Arlington Street, just 30 minutes from Logan International Airport. Attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 617-536-5700. When making reservations, indicate that you are attending Mealey’s Reinsurance Arbitration Conference, September 27, 2005. A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at a rate of $265 a night for a single or double room. The cut-off date for this rate is September 8th. After that date, this rate will be offered based on space availability. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms in our room block so make your reservations early.

For alternative hotels and rates, please call us at (610) 768-7800.

Conference on Audiotape

If you cannot attend this conference, take advantage of our new audiotape conference service. For more information call 1-800-MEALEYS or e-mail

CLE Credit

Credits will be available from all states with mandatory requirements. For more information visit and click on ‘CLE Credit’, or call 1-800-MEALEYS.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please call 1-800-MEALEYS for more information on exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

Speakers, sessions and times may be subject to last-minute changes.

12:00 Registration & Lunch

1:00 Welcome & Introductory Remarks

Rhonda L. Rittenberg, Esq., Prince, Lobel, Glovsky & Tye LLP, Boston

1:15 Leveling the Playing Field: An Analysis of Neutrality Issues in Reinsurance Arbitration

Moderator: Rhonda L. Rittenberg, Esq., Prince, Lobel, Glovsky & Tye LLP, Boston

Andrew L. Noga, Esq., General Counsel of Insurance

Operations, Endurance Re Insurance Operations of
America, White Plains, NY

Larry P. Schiffer, Esq., LeBoeuf, Lamb Greene & MacRae,
New York

Gavin Coull, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, London

Florence M. Peterson, Arbitrator and former General Counsel, American Arbitration Association, New York

2:15 Getting it in Writing: The Debate on Requiring Reasoned Awards from Arbitration Panels

Michael H. Studley, Vice President, John Hancock Financial Services, Boston

Charles S. Ernst, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, XL America, Stamford, CT *

3:00 Afternoon Break

3:15 Bettering the Future of Reinsurance Arbitrations:
Practice Procedures

David Thirkill, President, The Thirkill Group, Inc., Bedford, NH

Susan E. Grondine, Esq., Senior Vice President & Counsel,
Horizon Management Group LLC, Boston

Marianne Petillo, President and CEO, ROM Reinsurance Management Company*

Richard E. Smith, President, Northport Advisors, Inc., Westport, CT

4:15 Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are

A Hands-On Look at Effectively Running an Organizational Meeting

Moderator: Peter A. Scarpato, President, Conflict Resolved, LLC, Yardley, PA

Mitchell S. King, Esq., Prince, Lobel, Glovsky & Tye LLP, Boston

Tracey W. Laws, Esq., Chadbourne & Parke, LLP, Washington, DC

Bina T. Dagar, Certified Arbitrator, Ameya Consulting, LLC, Livingston, NJ

Daniel E. Schmidt, IV, Esq., Dispute Resolution Services, Little Silver, NJ *

5:30 Adjourn

* invited