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Chicago Regional Education Day 2024
Thursday, June 06, 2024
Category: Events

Location: Willis Tower, 34th Floor Conference Center, Chicago

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Bankruptcies and the Runoff Market – Impacts and Implications

  • A discussion about the growing number of mass-tort bankruptcies and the role of insurance and reinsurance companies, in particular what rights they have to weigh in on the bankruptcy plans.  The discussion will including a look at current cases including those before the Supreme Court that may have a significant impact on insurance and reinsurance companies, as well as the runoff market in the future.

Should Covid-19 be Considered a Natural Peril?? 

  • While the Covid-19 pandemic may feel like a distant memory to some, disputes about recovery of Covid-19 losses are very much front and center in the reinsurance industry.  While majority of the U.S. courts have determined that there is no business interruption coverage under primary property policies for Covid-19 losses because the same do not present a physical loss of or damage to property, the non-U.S. courts have reached a different conclusion due to the different wordings of the primary policies in numerous foreign jurisdictions.  The panelists present competing arguments whether Covid-19 was/was not a natural peril and will point to provisions that may be considered in answering this question.

Key Industry Trends 2024 – CONNECT twenty twenty 4

  • As we face ever-present, shifting challenges — a changing global economy, complex market conditions, evolving regulatory requirements, growing stakeholder demands and any number of unknown risks — what critical pieces will prove to be the missing links?

What’s Trending in the World of Arbitration?

  • The panel will offer insights on recent decisions on arbitration-related issues in the US and abroad – including cases involving alleged evident partiality, failure to hear evidence, and corruption.  The content will include a review of AIRROC’s recently updated streamlined Dispute Resolution Process (DRP) as well as an overview of other recent arbitral reforms.

BIPA: Developments in the Legislature and the Courts

  • This session will discuss the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, a frequent source of insurance coverage disputes in Illinois and nationwide.  We will focus on the implications of the statute for policyholders, ongoing legislative developments, and key issues of dispute in insurance coverage matters.  

Prospective Structured Solutions (and YES - they are applicable to legacy!)

  • Creative structured solutions are used widely in the Re/Insurance space for Prospective Business and can also apply to legacy. Yesterday’s underwriting is tomorrow’s legacy!   The panelists will discuss types of transactions and case studies from the live market that can also be applicable in the Legacy Space.


Karen Borg, Consulting Director, Reinsurance Contracts, CNA
Max Chester
, Partner, Foley & Lardner
Martha Conlin, Partner, Troutman Pepper
Shelly DeRousse, Partner, Smith, Gambrell & Russell
Katheleen Ehrhart, Partner, Smith, Gambrell & Russell
Kimberly George, Global Chief Brand Officer, Sedgwick
Judy Harnadek, Vice President, Reinsurance, Resolute Management, Inc.
John Levy, Senior Vice President & Head PCSS US, Swiss Re
Dustin Loeffler, Senior Managing Director, Head of US Legacy Reinsurance Solutions, Aon
Jose Martinez, Jr., Legacy Origination Expert Americas, Vice President, Swiss Re
Tina Matic, Partner, Foley & Lardner
Anthony Mormino, Senior Legal Counsel, Senior Vice President, Swiss Re
Joshua Polster, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Angela Sampson, Managing Director, Guy Carpenter
Teresa Snider, Partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur

See who is attending as of June 4, 2024 HERE!

Registration UPDATE as of June 3, 2024: 

Attention: Due to the security measures at the event venue in-person registration is now CLOSED. Registration for the viewing of the education sessions via live stream is still OPEN. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to Carolyn Fahey at [email protected] or Cyndy Noonan at [email protected].

There is no charge for AIRROC Members, Corporate Partners, and guests.  
Rates for non-members: $299 per person to attend in person and $199 for Livestream access to the education sessions.



Continuing Legal Education:
AIRROC will attempt to secure CLE credits in states requested by attorney attendees. When registering, please specify the state(s), in which you would like to receive CLE credit. This program should be worth approximately 4.0 - 6.0 hours of CLE credit for a live event/webinar if approved. Credits in other states may be applied retroactively by AIRROC within 30 days after the live event/webinar.  It may also be necessary for individual attorneys to apply or self-report. If you have questions please contact AIRROC staff member, Cyndy Noonan, via email at [email protected].