William M Sneed, a partner in Sidley's Chicago office, has extensive experience arbitrating and litigating international and domestic reinsurance disputes on behalf of ceding companies, reinsurers and receivers. His practice encompasses the property and casualty and life and health areas.
Mr Sneed's general training is as a litigator. He has arbitrated dozens of reinsurance disputes, addressing such issues as allocation of loss payments, aggregation of claims, late notice, ECO/XPL coverage, follow the fortunes, pre-hearing security, cessions of declaratory judgment expenses and retention warranties. He has tried multiple cases (jury and non-jury) in state and federal courts, including civil rights, tort, tax and commercial disputes. He is a member of the federal trial bar of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and organised the Chicago Bar Association's trial practice course for several years.
Mr Sneed has published articles respecting insurance and reinsurance issues in various journals, including the Defense Counsel Journal, the National Insurance Law Review, the International Journal of Insurance Law, ReActions, the Environmental Claims Journal, the NAIC's Journal of Insurance Regulation, The Review of Worldwide Reinsurance and Mealey's Litigation Reports: Insurance Insolvency.
Mr Sneed received his JD (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif ) from Northwestern University School of Law in 1987. He also received an MM from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1987, and an AB from Stanford University in 1983. He is admitted in Illinois.
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