Meanwhile, Mealey’s Litigation, part of BVR Legal, a division of Business Valuation Resources, has established a conference for insurers and legal experts to discuss both the additional legislation/regulations that may be promulgated as a result of the financial crisis, as well as its potential opportunities.Held December 8-9 in
"The global economic crisis has edged out most other issues and is the topic driving everything else in the insurance and reinsurance industry right now," said
The litigation conference will feature three top panelists who address these regulatory and legislative issues:
-- American Insurance Institute Senior Vice President & General Counsel Stephen Zielezienski.
-- Reinsurance Association of America Senior Vice President & General Counsel Tracey Laws.
The Insurance Industry's Top 10 Risks & Opportunities Conference is being chaired by Jennifer Devery, Esq., Partner-Elect, Crowell Moring LLP,
Other topics and speakers include:
--Nanotechnology: Is it the Next Plastics? Or the Next Asbestos?-- Jonathan Pittman, Esq., Crowell & Moring LLP,
--The Ripple Effects of Subprime Lending and the Capital Markets Crisis on the Insurance Industry -- James Gkonos, Esq., Saul Ewing LLP, Philadelphia and Larry Johnson, Chairman and CEO, Veris Consulting, LLC, Reston, Va.
--Right to Associate Counsel in Insurance & Reinsurance Disputes -- Michael Murphy, Nixon Peabody LLP, New York and John Iole, Esq., Jones Day, Pittsburgh, Pa..
--Commutations: An Insider's Perspective -- Janet Kloenhamer, President, Allianz of America Resolution Services, Novato, Calif.; Cindy Koehler, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Complex and Emerging Risks Claims Department, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Boston;Anthony Vidovich, Assistant Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, The Hartford, Hartford, Conn; Susan Grondine, General Counsel, Cavell USA, Cambridge, Mass.
--M&A Due Diligence:Assessing Potential Risk and Minimizing Exposure in Corporate Dealmaking -- Sean Keyvan, Esq., Co-head of Insurance M&A, Sidley Austin LLP and Michael Conley, Esq., Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.
--The Globalization of the Insurance industry -- Peter Rogan, INCE & Co. Solicitors, London; Joseph Donley, Esq., Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP, Philadelphia; Bruno Balduccini, Esq., Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Sao Paolo, Brazil.
--Global Warming and Climate Change -- Andrew Marks, Esq., Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, D.C.; Domenick DiCicco, Head Vice President, Litigation Management & Complex Claims, Zurich General Insurance, New York.
Sources:Washington Post, PRNewswire, American Banker
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