As a part of the TIPS Disaster Preparedness and Response Initiative, the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee is proud to present a teleconference on September 14, 2011 developed by the Committee to address certain lessons learned and progress made since September 11, 2001. The September 14, 2011 program highlights that, after September 11, 2001, the United States insurance industry has been confronted with issues of readiness, capacity, and establishing a credible regulatory environment to underwrite catastrophes and handle claims. The Committee has developed an insightful program consisting of two panels: one exploring the insurance and reinsurance markets in general since September 11; and the second panel evaluating liability insurance industries in the power and nuclear insurance industry. Moderated by former chairs of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Judith Goodman of Goodman & Jacobs, LLP and Alan Rutkin of Rivkin Radler, LLP, the panels will include distinguished speakers including the following:
- Leo J. Jordan, former Vice President and Counsel, State Farm Insurance Companies and past chair of TIPS and share of TIPS Task Force on Insurance Disaster Coverage;
- Frank Nutter, President, Reinsurance Association of America, who currently serves on the Board of International Hurricane Research Center, the Advisory Board of the Center for Health and Global Environment, the Governing Counsel of the American Meteorological Association, the Board of University Center for Atmospheric Research and the Advisory Board on the OECD’s International Network for Financial Management for Large Scale Disasters;
- Michael T. McRaith, Director, U.S. Treasury Department, Federal Insurance Office;
- Brian R. Ekdahl, Vice President and Counsel for Claims AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc.;
- Richard Jones, Manager of the Emergency Response and Planning for American Nuclear Insurers.