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The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) reported on their findings from a review of over 11 million documents, the private client files of a Panamanian law firm that specialized in trust services, covering a 40-year span.
Among other things, the ICIJ “Panama Papers” documents allegedly reveal: (1) offshore holdings of 140 politicians and public officials from around the world, including the (now former) prime minister of Iceland, the present of Ukraine, and the king of Saudi Arabia; (2) more than 214,000 offshore entities connected to people in more than 200 countries and territories; and (3) the role of institutions, including financial institutions and law firms, in the creation of hard-to-trace companies in offshore havens.
This course, led by attorneys Peter Halprin and Marshall Gilinsky, delves into the liability issues generated by the release of the Panama Papers and what insurance, if any, may be responsive to such claims.
Peter A. Halprin is a partner in Pasich LLP’s New York office. Peter represents commercial policyholders in complex insurance coverage matters with a focus on recovery strategies in relation to cyber crime, natural disasters, professional services, regulatory investigations, and technology disputes. Over the course of his career, Peter has arbitrated, litigated, and mediated claims involving a broad range of insurance policies and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance proceeds for policyholders.
Peter has advised clients regarding insurance coverage under an array of forms and policies including Boiler & Machinery, Builder’s Risk, Commercial Crime, Cyber, Directors & Officers (D&O), Employment Practices Liability (EPL), Errors & Omissions (E&O), Fidelity, General Liability (GL), Kidnap & Ransom (KKR), Media Liability, Pollution Legal Liability (PLL/EIL), Products Liability, Property, Technology E&O, Trade Credit, and Workers’ Compensation.
Peter also drafts coverage analyses and correspondence, and advises captive insurance companies regarding reinsurance recoveries. In this area, with a focus on health care and hospital professional liability programs, Peter has recovered over $200 million in reinsurance proceeds for captive insurance companies. He has also advised such companies in the design of claims adjustment and related alternative dispute resolution programs.
Peter acts as counsel for U.S. and foreign companies in domestic and international arbitrations, including both ad hoc (ARIAS, Bermuda Form, London) as well as institutional (AAA, ICC, ICDR, JAMS, LCIA) arbitration forums. He has served as both party-appointed and sole arbitrator, and is a Member of the AAA National Roster of Arbitrators.
Peter assisted in the drafting of the new ARIAS•U.S. Panel Rules for the Resolution of Insurance and Contract Disputes.
The information was great and it also allowed the participants to find out about new directions that the insurance companies were developing to protect companies data breach liabilities. which no one had ever thought about at this time.
Thanks, good presentation.
Engaging speaker efficiently shares background material on the Panama Papers; skillfully delves into the liability issues fashioned by their release; and ably addresses insurance issues responsive to any claims.
excellent presentation. please do again in a year or so and provide updates on some of the active (or soon to be active) litigation.
very timely, good attention to essential detail.