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Reinsurance Law & Practice 2003: New Legal & Business Developments in a Changing Global Environment

 
Author(s): James Veach, Francine L. Semaya
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities, Insurance
Published: Nov 2003
PLI Item #: 429
CHB Spine #: A854

Francine L. Semaya is currently a legal and regulatory consultant in insurance regulation, reinsurance, insurance insolvency and transactional matters. She is a former partner of Nelson Levine de Luca and Horst and served as the Chair of the Insurance Regulatory and Transactional Practice Group. She concentrates her practice in reinsurance, insolvency and national and global insurance regulatory matters in the areas of property, casualty, life, annuity, surety and financial guaranty. Prior to joining NLdH, she was co-chair of the insurance corporate and regulatory group of Cozen O'Connor, an international law firm, where she handled corporate and regulatory filings, and counseled clients with respect to compliance with insurance regulatory requirements, as well as reinsurance and insolvency matters. Ms. Semaya was named a "2009 Woman to Watch" by Business Insurance magazine.

Active in several professional organizations, Ms. Semaya serves as a Director on the Insurance Federation of New York's Board of Directors. She recently served as the President of the International Association of Insurance Receivers ,and continues to serve as a member of its Board of Directors. She is a longtime member of the American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), where she has assumed various leadership roles including six years as the section's Delegate to the House of Delegates and three years on TIPS Council. She currently serves as Chair of the TIPS Task Force on Federal Involvement in Insurance Regulation Modernization; past Chair of the Task Force on Implementation of TIPS Insurance Insolvency Report; and a member and past Chair of TIPS Insurance Regulation Committee. She is also a member of the New York City Bar's Insurance Law Committee; the Practising Law Institute's Insurance Law Advisory Board; and is a member of AIDA. She is a member of Federation of Regulatory Counsel and has also served for several years on its Admissions Committee.

Ms. Semaya is a frequent lecturer and has authored numerous articles in both legal and insurance trade publications, including National Underwriter Property & Casualty, Best's Review, American Bar Association, Practising Law Institute and others on topics pertaining to insurance regulatory, reinsurance and insolvency law. She is often called upon to organize and chair seminars and programs of significance to the insurance industry.