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James E. Rensimer

My name is Jim Rensimer.  There are few things in life more fun than hitting a baseball, or a perfect Saturday afternoon at the beach in Cape May, NJ.  But, a good cross-examination of a witness comes close. Experienced Lead Counsel in Trial & Litigation. Accomplished record of advocating rights of businesses and people. Risk…

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Akos Swierkiewicz

Akos Swierkiewicz has over 47 years of experience in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance underwriting, management, company startup, marketing and product research and development. He founded IRCOS, LLC in 2000 to provide property and casualty insurance and reinsurance consulting and outsourcing services, including company startup and runoff, arbitration, mediation and expert witness services, feasibility…

Danette Leonhardi

Ms. Leonhardi is a highly accomplished claim professional with proven success in both insurance and reinsurance claim management. Presently, she owns and operates two claim management services: Puget Sound Claim Consulting (PSCC) and Puget Sound Risk & Insurance Consulting (PSRIC), both based in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Leonhardi provides expert witness testimony on claim handling industry…

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David Mandt

Dave has been retained in over 150 cases as a consulting or testifying expert on insurance claim handling standards and practices in both state and federal courts in a variety of jurisdictions, both at deposition and trial. He has been qualified to testify in Washington and Oregon state courts and the United States District Courts…

The Problem of Relationship Inertia with the Reinsurance Broker

For many small to mid-sized companies there is the overriding element of misplaced trust in the broker and a gross misunderstanding of their own duties.

Looking Behind the Curtain

I have not figured out why reinsurance is not fully regulated, as is insurance. I have heard the logic that the parties to the contract are equally sophisticated, and therefor no regulation is necessary. The problem with that logic is that it assumes a premise that is false. Many of the parties do not have equal bargaining power; they are not equally qualified to enter into the transaction and there are no real arms length negotiations. Many small companies spend more on reinsurance each year then they could possibly receive from the sale of the building they occupy.

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Colonel Roy L. Phillips

I have been a license Insurance Agent in the State of Texas since 1983 holding  General Lines Property & Casualty, General Lines Life, Accident & Health and Risk Manager licenses.  I am currently Vice-President of King-Phillips Insurance Agency, a firm providing a full range of insurance products to the insuring public. I also serve as…

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Thomas Veitch

    Mr. Veitch has been engaged in the insurance industry since 1963 commencing with claims training with Crawford & Company followed by positions in underwriting, marketing, insurance agent and branch management.     He has obtained multiple insurance professional designations and is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas since 1973 where he is…

Dale Crawford

Dale is a 35+ year veteran of the insurance industry, from an underwriter trainee to president of an insurance company.  Along the way, he was also an officer at 2 reinsurance companies for 14 years.  The reinsurance experience provided an exceptionally broad view of the industry, dealing with numerous insurance company clients in standard lines,…

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