New Reinsurance Deskbook from Thomson Reuters and DRI Features Thomas Segalla as Editor, Seven Goldberg Segalla Contributors

Goldberg Segalla founding partner Thomas F. Segalla led the team of lawyers who wrote the inaugural edition of the Reinsurance Professional’s Deskbook: A Practical Guide, a new treatise co-produced by leading legal publisher Thomson Reuters and DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar, the largest organization of defense lawyers in the country.

The Reinsurance Professional’s Deskbook is a comprehensive resource that explores in depth traditional insurance and reinsurance concepts as well as emerging trends in today’s insurance markets, with a focus on practical assessment and application to address the toughest challenges facing insurance, reinsurance, and legal professionals.

Tom, who is co-author of the renowned insurance law treatise Couch on Insurance 3d, served as Editor in Chief while seven attorneys from Goldberg Segalla’s Global Insurance Services Practice Group were among the book’s 35 contributing authors and editors. They include Daniel W. Gerber, Co-Chair with Tom of the Global Insurance Services team, as well as immediate-past New York Superintendent of Insurance James J. Wrynn, lead London partner Clive O’Connell, Jeffrey L. Kingsley, Patrick B. Omilian, Aaron J. Aisen, and Alex J. Yastrow.

The involvement of these Goldberg Segalla attorneys included serving as editors of Part III, “The Claims Process,” and Part V,“Regulatory, Alternative Risk Transfers, and Other Recent Developments.” The chapters members of the team co-authored are “Overview of the Reinsurance Regulatory Environment,” “Reinsurance Regulation in the U.S.,” “International Insurance,” “Runoff and Transfer Risk,” and “The Emergence of Insurance-Linked Securities.”

The book highlights pragmatic approaches to managing the full range of regulatory, coverage, and claims issues, including collection strategies, payment protocols, industry investigation, management of disputes, exhaustion, late notice, and the relationship of reinsurers and cedents at various stages. Through “Practice Pointers,” the authors share their insight into many of the issues being addressed, arbitrated, and litigated in the current reinsurance environment.

The book’s authors and editors include 19 prominent members of DRI, as well as leading insurance industry representatives. Copies may be ordered from Thomson Reuters at