The International Section Insurance & Reinsurance Committee was established in early 2007 to provide a New York-based forum for international counsel with in-house or law firm practices concerning insurance, reinsurance, and insurance-related business such as international inward and outward investment by insurance/reinsurance companies, wherever situated. The Committee seeks to provide its members with multiple opportunities through various initiatives to interact with those American and foreign colleagues who share their interests in the international insurance and reinsurance practice areas, and to keep abreast of current critical issues and legal trends in those areas. The Committee seeks to develop an open, culturally and geographically diverse membership not restricted to NY attorneys but available to all international insurance/reinsurance attorneys wherever they practice.
To achieve those goals, the Committee will hold 3-4 meetings annually with teleconference facilities available to those who cannot attend in person.Ad hoc meetings on particularly important issues and with guest speakers may also be scheduled. Programs or presentations, preferably eligible for CLE credit, will be developed or sponsored, and any opportunity to work with other related Sections or International Section Committees will be encouraged. A news publication dedicated to providing timely global insurance and reinsurance alerts will be developed as a separate publication and/or in conjunction with the Section’s Newsletter. The Committee plans to develop programs for presentation at the Section’s Fall and/or Annual Meetings. Finally, the Committee will strive to regularly elicit members’ opinions and suggestions as to how to most effectively address their areas of interest and to expand their networking opportunities.