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May 26th, 2021 - May 26th, 2021

May 26, 2021: The Big Tort: When Emerging Products Liability Risks Transform Into Nuclear Verdicts

Start Date/Time:
05/26/2021 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
05/26/2021 1:15 PM
Location:
Virtual via Zoom
New York, NY United States

THE BIG TORT: WHEN EMERGING PRODUCTS LIABILITY RISKS TRANSFORM INTO NUCLEAR VERDICTS
May 26, 2021 ♦ 12 Noon – 1:30 pm EST ♦ Powered via Zoom

Arch Re Managing Director and IRUA Board member, Joshua Hackett, will discuss with Peter Dinunzio, Partner, Clyde & Co., what are the likely next drivers of toxic tort litigation; the underlying theories driving the plaintiff’s bar; known cases and their current status; and underwriting considerations for GL/Pollution/Environmental/Excess coverage forms.

Peter Dinunzio is a member of the firm’s insurance disputes practice. He focuses his practice on litigation and arbitration of complex commercial insurance and reinsurance matters. He has particular experience litigating environmental, talc, asbestos and other product liability exposures.

Peter has more than a decade of experience working with policyholders, brokers, London Market and other domestic and international insurers in this space and in relation to other latent-type insurance matters.

He is Admitted to the Bar in NY, CT and MA and holds a JD, with honors, from University of Connecticut Law School, a Masters of Public Administration, with honors, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.

 

Registration Fees:
Members:
IRUA corporate member professionals – $75
IRUA Individual Members: (not associated with an IRUA member company)- $75
Non-IRUA members – $95

Please Note: Before registering and if you are not sure if your company is an IRUA member, please see the “crawler” on our homepage that features all IRUA member companies.

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate. You must be logged in as a member in order to receive the member rate.

First Time Registrants: If you are registering for an event for the first time and are from a member company, please email Jerry Wallis: jwallis@irua.org or Maria Sclafani: mcs@irua.org to be set up as a member so that you can log in and receive the member rate. Once logged in, the system will identify you as being from a member company and the non-member rate will automatically change to the member rate.

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June 9th, 2021 - June 9th, 2021

June 9, 2021: Could Political Risk Be the Next Source of Cat Loss Inflation?

Start Date/Time:
06/09/2021 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
06/09/2021 1:30 PM
Location:
Virtual via Zoom
New York, NY United States

COULD POLITICAL RISK BE THE NEXT SOURCE OF CAT LOSS INFLATION?
June 9, 2021 ♦ 12 Noon – 1:30 pm (EST) ♦ Powered by Zoom

Presenter:
Thomas Johansmeyer, Head of PCS – a Verisk Company

PCS has noted the phenomenon that catastrophe losses seem to be getting larger and more frequent.  Mr. Johansmeyer will discuss PCS’s observations that in recent years political risk indicators, such as post-event legal and regulatory actions, have played a factor which has, and likely will, impact future insurer/reinsurer risk and capital management decisions.

The number of catastrophe events  designated by PCS®, a Verisk business™, in the United States has reached record-setting territory every year for the past five years. And the number of events reaching an industrywide loss threshold of at least US$1 billion has reached record levels in 3 of the last 4 years.

Tom Johansmeyer runs PCS, a Verisk business.  Under his leadership, PCS has expanded from North America to Japan and Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Turkey.  Tom also launched PCS’s foray into global cyber, marine and energy, terror, and large property risk losses.  Before PCS, Tom held re/insurance industry roles at Guy Carpenter and Deloitte. 

Registration Fees:
Members:
IRUA corporate member professionals – $75
IRUA Individual Members: (not associated with an IRUA member company)- $75
Non-IRUA members – $95

Please Note: Before registering and if you are not sure if your company is an IRUA member, please see the “crawler” on our homepage that features all IRUA member companies.

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate. You must be logged in as a member in order to receive the member rate.

First Time Registrants: If you are registering for an event for the first time and are from a member company, please email Jerry Wallis: jwallis@irua.org or Maria Sclafani: mcs@irua.org to be set up as a member so that you can log in and receive the member rate. Once logged in, the system will identify you as being from a member company and the non-member rate will automatically change to the member rate.