The third edition of the Reinsurance Professional’s Deskbook, edited by Goldberg Segalla founding partner Thomas F. Segalla and including numerous chapters authored and edited by members of the firm’s Global Insurance Services practice, is out now from Thomson Reuters and DRI. The Deskbook serves as the insurance industry’s premier anthology of work covering issues in the foreground of the reinsurance realm, and is authored by leading industry representatives from a variety of professional organizations across the country and around the world.
The Deskbook has a global reputation for bringing clarity to the historical concepts of reinsurance and providing a practical assessment and application of these concepts within the context of the current insurance market. The contributing authors shed insight into the many issues frequently addressed, arbitrated, and litigated in the current and shifting reinsurance environment, where many traditional reinsurance models and principals are being criticized and commented on by representatives of the insurance industry and financial markets. The Deskbook offers a keen understanding of the traditional insurance and reinsurance concepts, rules, and challenges faced in today’s insurance markets. It covers significant reinsurance decisions from the last several years, and provides a pragmatic approach to tackling major regulatory, coverage, and claims issues, including collection strategies, payment protocols, industry investigations, management of disputers, exhaustion, late notice, and the relationship of reinsurers and cedents at various stages.
In addition to the third edition, Tom also served as the editor in chief of the second and first editions of the Deskbook. Tom is a nationally recognized authority on reinsurance and insurance. He has been retained as counsel and as a consultant by numerous major insurance carriers and policyholders in more than 40 jurisdictions nationally and internationally, and has served as an expert witness in more than 100 bad faith, coverage, and extracontractual cases across the country. Tom serves on the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel’s Reinsurance, Excess, and Surplus Lines Section, as well as on the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Insurance/Reinsurance Section. He regularly authors articles and presents on trends and issues impacting the reinsurance industry, and has been recognized by Expert Guides and Who’s Who Legal for his work in insurance and reinsurance every year since 2014.
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