The afternoon education sessions began with COVID Coverage Litigation and Its Variants: Where We Are Now and What Lies Ahead, presented by Julie Nevins, Partner, Stroock Stroock & Lavan; Erika Lopes-McLeman, Partner, Dentons; and Kelly Lloyd Lankford, Counsel, Dentons. Like the virus itself, the coverage litigation of COVID-related insurance claims has been quickly evolving … [Read more...] about COVID Coverage Litigation and Its Variants: Where We Are Now and What Lies Ahead
Susan Aldridge Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright (US) LLP and Marc Penchansky, a Partner at White & Williams, LLP presented on the following topic: Human Trafficking Lawsuits: A Growing Risk for Insurance. Their presentation covered federal and state statues that provide relief for claimants who allege they have been trafficked, as well as a review of some applicable case … [Read more...] about Civil Human Trafficking Lawsuits: A Growing Risk for Insurance
Panelists John Cruciani and Scott Davis, both Partners with Husch Blackwell gave an insightful presentation on the Texas Two-Step Bankruptcy, explaining how it works and providing an overview of the Texas corporate statutes from which the maneuver flows. They also discussed the high profile case of Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”), as well as an update on other ongoing cases, … [Read more...] about The “Texas Two-Step” Bankruptcy Strategy
On a sweltering day in NYC, AIRROC opened its Summer Membership Education Day with a panel of experts that described our own industry climate change: the social inflation that is driving nuclear verdicts and run-away inflation in losses. Just as climate change increases the intensity of storms, the social climate surrounding litigation has increased the potential for more … [Read more...] about Litigation Funding and Social Inflation: An Increasing Concern for Insurers
OKLAHOMA CITY – Risk managers, business owners, regulators, financial executives and insurance professionals are invited to attend the Oklahoma Insurance Department’s (OID) first Captive & Insurance Business Transfer (IBT) Conference in Oklahoma City. The event will be held at the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel on August 24-25. This two-day conference will provide in-depth … [Read more...] about Oklahoma Insurance Department Announces Inaugural Captive & Insurance Business Transfer Conference in August
In the opening session of the 2021 Runoff Deal Market Forum, Laura Pearson, Liability Restructuring Manager, PwC UK and Linda Johnson, Head of Legacy Practice, TigerRisk Partners, described the sizzling hot runoff market. Their PowerPoint slides contain a wealth of information on the state of the market and the deals transacted in 2020 and the scorching hot trends in 2021. A … [Read more...] about Deal Climate: Runoff is Hot!
The Keynote Speaker of the 2021 Summer Membership Meeting was Randy Maniloff. Randy is counsel at White and Williams LLP and the lawyer behind the well-known monthly newsletter “Coverage Opinions.” He presented on the Top 10 Issues for Effective Reservations of Rights Letters. Randy started the seminar highlighting the fact that insurance companies don’t provide enough … [Read more...] about Top 10 Issues for Effective Reservations of Rights Letters
Raymond Mastrangelo, a Partner with Mound Cotton Wollan Greengrass LLP, moderated a panel discussion with three of the insurance and reinsurance arbitration community’s most experienced and respected arbitrators: Susan Claflin, Claflin Consulting Services LLC, Ann Field, Senior Managing Director of Client Services, Aon, and Howard Page, HR Page Consulting LLP. The panel topic … [Read more...] about The Scope of an Arbitration Panel’s Authority
The education sessions of the 2021 Summer Membership Meeting began with “A Look at the Legal Landscape” of COVID-19 Business Interruption (“BI”) claims, presented by John O’Bryan, Partner, Freeborn & Peters, Michael Merlo, Executive Vice President and Chief Counsel, Aon, and Kay E. Wilde, Director of Reinsurance Assumed Claims, Allstate Insurance Company. The panel treated … [Read more...] about A Look at the Legal Landscape
The second session of the 4th annual Runoff Deal Market Forum focused on some of the less obvious legal, regulatory and NAIC developments that will likely impact the runoff deal landscape. The esteemed panel included Mayer Brown partner Larry Hamilton who heads the firm’s US Insurance Regulatory & Enforcement group, James Mills, Vice President and Legal Counsel of Enstar … [Read more...] about Under the Radar Potential Game Changers: Were you aware of these??
On April 21, 2021, AIRROC was thrilled to host a webinar during which a panel of experts in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion (“DEI”) convened for a frank discussion on racial equity in the insurance industry. The panelists were: Brett Carter, MBA, a Managing Director for The Jacobson Group's executive search team, where he manages C-Level, vice president and … [Read more...] about Embedding Racial Equity in the Insurance Industry
In a thorough overview of the current landscape of Opioid litigation, the final panel of the AIRROC Spring Membership Meeting presented a compelling view of why the liability trends and coverage issues involved in this litigation are expanding the scope and theories of exposure extend beyond opioid claims; it also highlighted the unique impact of opioid use on workers’ … [Read more...] about Opioids – Why this Still Needs our Attention
The 2021 AIRROC Spring Meeting was kicked off by the rise of the InsurTechs presentation given by Brian T. Casey and Benjamin P. Sykes of Locke Lord LLP, Cole Winans of Flyreel and Brent Williams of Benekiva. Many of the InsurTechs making headlines today are directly involved in one or more of the traditional segments of the insurance industry – selling, adjusting or … [Read more...] about The Non-InsurTechs – How Technology Focused InsurTechs Are Changing the Face of the Industry Without Selling a Single Policy
The Panelists for the first education session of day two of our virtual Spring Membership Meeting included Michelle Harnick, Managing Director, Guy Carpenter David Luce, Partner, DLA Piper and Ed Torres, Executive Vice President, Willis Towers Watson. AIRROC Executive Director Carolyn Fahey who served as moderator facilitated the discussion. Michelle kicked off the … [Read more...] about Market Capacity – What Does it Mean for the Legacy Market?
In 2020 over $7 billion was invested globally in insurtechs as cited by Paul Chen, Partner at Mayer Brown, who moderated the educational session, “Creating Value in Runoff through Collaboration with Insurtechs.” Fellow Mayer Brown partner Stephanie Duchene joined the panel along with Nick Daley of Plug and Play, Nicos Vekiaridies of Attestiv and Andrew Naoum of EvolutionIQ. … [Read more...] about Creating Value in Runoff through Collaboration with Insurtech
Working from home is a dramatic change for many but AIRROC’s summer series of webinars makes a huge splash keeping members updated and connected. AIRROC’s Work From Home webinars continued to garner significant participation from our members and included a diverse range of topics and emerging trends, which were originally scheduled for the NYC and … [Read more...] about AIRROC Work From Home Webinar Series
AIRROC’s Spring 2020 entry level webinars were a smashing success. So much so, that more are on the way! To learn more and register, please click here. AIRROC’s Three Part Webinar Series With the majority of insurance professionals working from home as the result of the global pandemic, AIRROC’s three part webinar series was a great success … [Read more...] about AIRROC’s Runoff Webinar Series Takes Off
This will be the first in a series of brief articles by Greg Gitter with Legacy Claims Solutions; roughly based on the presentations he has given at AIRROC events, the articles portray the stories he uses to illustrate techniques he has developed to assist companies in resolving “old dog” workers' compensation exposures. The claimant’s wife is clearly not happy. … [Read more...] about Tips on How to Settle a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Our Panel of national experts explored the current marketplace for transferring WC liabilities and the competitive pressures that are driving an interest in loss portfolio transfers. Swiss Re’s Ethan Vaughan moderated the opening educational session, “Why Should an Entity Cede WC Retentions?”, which explored the current marketplace for transferring WC liabilities and … [Read more...] about Why Should an Entity Cede WC Retentions?
An esteemed panel discusses the relatively new legal frameworks that provide legal finality and a further exit solution in addition to the well tested and accepted Loss Portfolio Transfer mechanism. For the optimistic, passionate and inquisitive IBT enthusiasts, the last panel of the Education Day in Jersey City this year must have been an hour of … [Read more...] about Insurance Business Transfer – What now?