Curriculum Vitae - Expert Witness, Arbitrator & Umpire



1995 to 1998 - Partner, DLA Piper

1998 to 2002 - Of Counsel, DLA Piper

Work involved a broad variety of insurance and reinsurance issues, including commercial transactions, regulatory compliance and development and approval of new products. 

1983 to 1995 - Munich Re America (formerly American Re-Insurance Company)

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Director

Managed all in-house legal operations, non-claim litigation and headed an aggressive legislative and regulatory effort on the state and federal levels.  

1979 to 1983 - Reliance Insurance Companies  

General Counsel 

To various subsidiaries & affiliates specializing in surplus lines, specialty underwriting, risk management, product development, reinsurance and premium financing 

1976 to 1979 - Vaughan Insurance Group

General Counsel 

Group consisted of a surplus lines insurance company and various affiliated managing general agencies and surplus lines brokers  

Umpire / Arbitrator Appointments

Mr. Hall has been appointed an umpire or arbitrator in nearly 200 arbitrations.

Expert Witness Engagements

Mr. Hall has served as an expert witness in both federal and state courts and before arbitration panels on more than 25 occasions addressing a variety of subjects, including:   

  • Directors' & Officers' Liability
  • Managing General Agents
  • Contingent Commissions
  • Commutations
  • Fronting
  • Contract Construction / Interpretation
  • Setoff
  • Late Notice
  • Misrepresentation to Reinsurers
  • Reinstatement of Reinsurance
  • Transfer of Books of Business
  • Utmost Good Faith
  • Follow the Fortunes / Follow the Settlements
  • Errors & Omissions
  • Reinsurance Collateral      
  • Declaratory Judgment Expenses
  • Captive Insurers & Reinsurers
  • Implied Terms in Reinsurance Contracts
  • Impact of State Receivership Proceedings on Reinsurance Arbitrations
  • Subrogation and Salvage Recoveries
  • Allocation of Losses
  • Insured v. Insured Exclusions
  • Agent v. Broker
  • Commutations
  • Good Faith Claim Handling
  • Aggregate Limits
  • Expenses in Addition to Limits 

Education / Bar Admissions


  • B.A. University of Notre Dame
  • J.D. Villanova School of Law

Bar Memberships

  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Professional Appointments

2004 to 2008 - Member, NAIC Reinsurance Task Force Interested Persons Working Group

1999 to 2003 - Chair, ARIAS - U.S. Mediation Committee

1998 to 2004 - Member, Reinsurance Dispute Resolution Task Force which developed reinsurance arbitration procedures

1983 to 1998 - Extensive involvement in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners ("NAIC") attending quarterly meetings and serving on a variety of task forces, advisory committees and resource groups dealing with such matters as:

  • Regulation of foreign (non-U.S.) insurers and reinsurers
  • Credit for reinsurance laws
  • Regulation of reinsurance intermediaries
  • Fronting
  • Questionable transactions among holding company affiliates
  • Miscellaneous guaranty fund issues
  • Electronic communication among receivers and guaranty funds
  • Setoff between insurers in a receivership context
  • Measuring and reporting catastrophe exposure
  • Reform of state receivership laws
  • Regulation of Managing General Agents

1994 to 1998 - Government Affairs Committee, National Risk Retention Association

1994 to 1995 - Chair, Law Committee, Reinsurance Association of America 

1988 to 1995 - Member, Law Committee, Reinsurance Association of America