Spring 2002

Liability and Insurance After September 11th

March 21-22, 2002

University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut


Thursday, March 21





Friday, March 22




Participants in the 2002 Symposium:

Roger M. Singer is managing director, senior vice president, and general counsel of OneBeacon Corporation. He is responsible for all corporate legal matters of OneBeacon Insurance Group. He is also a former insurance commissioner for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has served in several federal and state positions involving consumer affairs, insurance, and antitrust matters.

Larry S. Stewart is president of Trial Lawyers Care and past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Roscoe Pound Foundation. He is the author of numerous books and journal articles, serves as a faculty member for a number of continuing legal education programs, and has testified before both state and federal legislatures.

Charles R. Welsh is a partner with Edwards & Angell, LLP in Hartford, Connecticut. He serves as legal advisor to clients from all segments of the insurance industry including property and casualty insurers, life and health insurers, reinsurers, producers, brokers, third party administrators, and state insurance regulators. He also represents other public and private business organizations with respect to mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.

David R. Robb is executive vice president of The Hartford Financial Services Group, responsible for reinsurance and catastrophe management operations. He has formerly served in the Government Affairs, Corporate Law, Financial Controls, and Executive Management divisions of The Hartford. He is a member of the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel and former member of the Board of Directors of the Reinsurance Association of America.

Werner Schaad is the chief risk and reinsurance officer for Swiss Re in North America, responsible for managing the Reinsurance and Risk Hub of Swiss Re in the United States. He has also served as manager for the Catastrophe Risk Unit at Swiss Re, Zurich, a member of the executive team of the Division of Reinsurance and Risk at Swiss Re, Zurich, and the engineer for structural dynamics at Swiss Industrial Companies.

Gregory Serio is the superintendent of the New York State Insurance Department. He has previously served as the first deputy superintendent and general counsel of the Insurance Department. He has also served as chief counsel to the Senate Standing Committee on Insurance, counsel to the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and counsel to the Senate’s Deputy Majority Leader.

Nathaniel Shapo is director of the Illinois Department of Insurance. He is secretary-treasurer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and has twice chaired the NAIC Midwestern Zone. He consulted with Congress and federal bank regulators on the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, assisted in drafting the NAIC’s Statement of Intent for the Future of Insurance Regulation, and chairs both the NAIC’s Functional Regulation Working Group and the International Holocaust Committee Task Force.

David A. Moss is an associate professor at the Harvard Business School. He is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Business History Review. He has authored many works addressing a variety of topics including risk management, social security, and federal disaster policy. He is also the author of the book: When All Else Fails: Government as the Ulitmate Risk Manager.

Linda S. Mullenix holds the Rita and Morris Atlas Chair at the University of Texas School of Law. She is the author of nine books, a contributing editor of Preview of Supreme Court Cases, and a regular columnist on complex litigation for the National Law Journal. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Michigan, and Southern Methodist Law Schools, the Reuschlein Distinguished Visiting Chair at Villanova Law School, and the Katherine Ryan Distinguished Professor at St. Mary’s Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria.

Nell Jessup Newton is the dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law and previously served as the dean of the University of Denver Law School. She is the co-author of a leading textbook on Indian law, Cases & Materials on American Indian Law, and is the managing editor of the current revision of the Handbook of Federal Indian Law. She is the author of nearly 60 articles which have been reprinted in scholarly books on Indian law, race law, the law of reparations, and legal philosophy.

George M. Reider is former Connecticut Insurance Commissioner and former president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. He has previously served as vice president of the NAIC, vice chairman of the International Committee, and a member of the International Holocaust Commission Task Force. He has also served as chair of the NAIC’s Market Conduct and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee and been active with the United States Commerce Department on insurance issues.

Christian Lahnstein is R&D and legal counsel for Munich Re. He has studied law in Tübingen, Munich, Geneva, and Salamanca. Mr. Lahnstein is responsible for fundamental questions of tort law and casualty insurance at Munich Re. He is also a member of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law in Vienna.

Congressman John B. Larson was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998, representing the First District of Connecticut. He serves on both the House Armed Services and Science Committees. Prior to being elected to Congress, he represented the 3rd Senate District in the Connecticut State Senate for twelve years and served as Senate President Pro Tempore for eight years. Congressman Larson has previously worked in the insurance business, as an owner of Larson & Lysik, and later as a consultant.

Christopher M. Lewis is an instructor-in-residence at the University of Connecticut. He is also the managing director of NetRisk, Inc., responsible for the Enterprise Risk Advisory Group, which provides strategic risk management consulting to leading financial services companies around the world. He has previously served as senior manager and risk management consultant for Ernst & Young L.L.P. He is widely published on a variety of topics involving insurance, risk, and risk management.

Patrick M. Liedtke is the secretary-general and managing director of the Geneva Association. He is a surveillance board member of IT Future AG and Schott Zwiesel AG, director of the Applied Services Economic Center, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Wharton Center for Risk Management and Decision Processes. He also serves as editor of the Newsletter of the European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists and managing editor of the Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance – Issues and Practice.

Tom Baker is the Connecticut Mutual Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, director of the Insurance Law Center, and faculty advisor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal. He is active in the Law and Society Association and is a co-founder of the Insurance and Society Study Group. He has published several works concerning risk and insurance, is a contributing editor of the recently published book Embracing Risk, The Changing Culture of Insurance and Responsibility, and is the author of a forthcoming textbook on insurance law.

Frolly Boyd has been senior vice president of Group Insurance at Aetna since November 1994 and also assumed responsibility for Large Case Pensions in 2000. She has previously held a number of management positions in Aetna’s insurance operations including vice president of Individual Life Insurance, vice president of Annuity Operations, and vice president of Life and Disability Products. She is a board member of Citizens for Long Term Care and represents Aetna U.S. Healthcare as a member of the Health Insurance Association of America.

Gregg T. Burton is the editor-in-chief of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal and a 3rd year law student at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is employed as a legal intern, assisting in insurance defense matters, by Jeffrey H. Arnold & Associates, staff counsel for GEICO Corporation.

Richard P. Campbell is the founder of Campbell, Campbell, Edwards & Conroy, P.C. and serves as chair of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. He was recently appointed to the ABA’s Task Force on Terrorism and the Law. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He has authored several published works concerning a range of issues in tort litigation.

John Day is a professor in residence at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He previously served as senior vice president and chief counsel for insurance, healthcare benefits, and pensions and investment law at CIGNA Corporation. He has also served as assistant to the vice chairman of the Federal Power Commission, special counsel to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, deputy superintendent of the New York Insurance Department, and insurance commissioner for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Richard Ericson is principal of Green College and a professor of law, sociology, and anthropology at the University of British Columbia. He was formerly a professor of sociology and criminology and director of the Centre of Criminology at the University of Toronto. He has authored and edited numerous books on criminology and sociology, including Policing the Risk Society, which he co-published with Kevin D. Haggerty.

Francois Ewald holds the insurance chair at the French National University of the Arts and Professions and is director of research and strategy at the French Federation of Insurance Companies. He is a world-renowned scholar on issues of risk and responsibility, the formation of an “insured society,” and the development of the French Social Security System. He is also the founder of the Association for the Michael Foucault Center.

Christian Gollier is a professor of economics at the University of Toulouse, FFSA chair of insurance at IDEI, an associate professor at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, and a visiting researcher at the European University Institute in Florence. He is a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France and former president of the Risk Theory Society. He has published extensively on insurance and risk management.

Robert R. Googins is an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He has previously served as Connecticut Insurance Commissioner and director of the Insurance Law Center. He has also served as a foreign government consultant on insurance regulation matters for the Asian Development Bank and for USAID. He has chaired and served on various committees of the Securities and Exchange Commission, National Association of Securities Dealers, American Council of Life Insurance, Health Insurance Association of America, and the Association of Life Insurance Counsel.

Robert Hartwig is senior vice president and chief economist for the Insurance Information Institute. He has authored and co-authored papers that have appeared in numerous insurance publications including Global Reinsurance, National Underwriter, and Proceedings of the Casualty Actuarial Society. He has previously served as senior economist for the Swiss Reinsurance Group in New York and as the director of economic research and senior economist with the National Council on Compensation Insurance.

Robert H. Jerry, II is the Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He has previously served as chair of the Insurance Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools, and dean of the University of Kansas School of Law. He is the author of Understanding Insurance Law, co-author of Insurance Law: Cases and Materials, and is the author of numerous articles in the field of insurance law.

Howard Kunreuther is the Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is the co-director of the Wharton Center for Risk Management and Decision Processes, a distinguished fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis, and a member of the National Research Council Board on Natural Disasters. He has also chaired the H. John Heinz III Center Panel on Risk, Vulnerability and True Costs of Coastal Hazards. He has published several works concerning insurance and natural disaster.