Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Forum

May 16, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
1:30-5:00 p.m. – Forum | 5:00-6:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception

Union League Club | New York City

Sponsored by:



Francine L. Semaya, Esq. and Howard W. Greene, Esq.

Event Administrator and Marketing Director
Gina Marie Balog-Sartario


1:30 – 2:00pm    Registration and Welcome – Nick Pearson, Esq., President, Insurance Federation of New York

2:00 – 3:00pm   Surplus Lines — Can the Market Address InsurTech, Evolving Risks and Other Developments Without Regulatory Reform?

Alan J. Levin, Esq.
– Partner, Locke Lord LLP

Daniel F. Maher, Esq. – Executive Director, Excess Line Association of New York

Janet Pane – Chairwoman, Excess Line Association of New York and Head of Global Services and Solutions at Willis Towers Watson P.L.C.

Hank Watkins President, Lloyd’s North America

3:00 – 4:00pm    Reinsurance – Emerging Issues and Global Challenges

Larry P. Schiffer, Esq.
– Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US)


Michael T. McRaith, Esq. – Former Director of the Federal Insurance Office, US Treasury Department

Tim Ronda – Executive Managing Director, Aon Benfield

J. Howard Stecker – Executive Director – Insurance Tax, Financial Services, Ernst & Young, LLP

4:00 – 5:00pm   Former Commissioners’ Roundtable – The Regulator View of Surplus Lines, Reinsurance and Keeping up with a Rapidly Changing World

Francine L. Semaya, Esq.
– Legal and Insurance Regulatory Consultant

James Wrynn, Esq.
– Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Inc., and former New York Superintendent of Insurance

Thomas B. Considine, Esq. – CEO, National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), and former New Jersey Banking and Insurance Commissioner (tentative)

Howard Mills –  Global Insurance Regulatory Leader, Deloitte LLP,  and former New York Superintendent of Insurance

5:00pm    Closing Remarks – Francine L. Semaya, Esq.

5:00-6:00pm    Cocktail Reception – Library

**CLE Credits:
General / Areas of Professional Practice: NY – 3.5; IL – 3.0; TX – 3.0
(CLE pending in NJ, PA, CT, CA)

**CE Credits: 3.0
(CE offered in NY only)

**Attendees must sign in and out at the registration desk before and after the event in order to receive CLE and CE credits. Evaluation forms will be handed out as well and should be dropped off at the registration desk prior to leaving the event.


This event is free for the following groups:

IFNY Members (must be in good standing), ELANY Members (employees of member firms), Under 40 individuals,
and ABA/TIPS (Members of the Insurance Regulation, or Excess Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Committees)


**Early registration (Mar 30 – April 30) – $39.00

**Registration (May 1 – May 14) – $50.00
(Please note that Registration will close at Noon on Monday, May 14th. After this date, registrations will be collected at the door)

At the Door –  $75

**Cancellation policy: Registration cancellations must be received ten (10) business days prior to the event in writing by email, fax, or postal mail to receive a full refund less a 25% service fee. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend an event without notice in writing or do to extenuating circumstances. All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder. Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment or issued by check.