Cozen O’Connor member Richard C. Mason will be moderating a panel at the 36th Annual TIPS Midwinter Symposium on The Role of Actuaries in Life, Health and Disability Insurance and Reinsurance, as Client, Witness and Arbitrator. The symposium will take place January 14-17, 2010, in Bonita Springs, Fla. The panel will discuss the critical role of actuaries, and provide a better understanding of their methodologies and responsibilities in the life, health and disability insurance business.
Mason was appointed vice-chair of the Excess, Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) in 2006. Resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office, Mason heads its financial risk transfer practice. He has broad experience in litigating and arbitrating insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes concerning financial risks, environmental coverage and property losses, as well as issues of insurance and reinsurance allocation. His experience includes involvement in such high-profile disputes as the Enron bond insurance coverage dispute, the WorldCom bond default insurance dispute, multibillion-dollar property reinsurance claims in connection with 9/11 losses, and London market reinsurance spiral disputes. He also handles matters involving complex commercial fraud and other transactional disputes.
He is a member of the New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey State bar associations, and a member of AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society.
Mason earned his undergraduate degree from Loyola College (B.A., 1987), and his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1991). He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.