University of Toronto (Bachelor of Arts Honors, 1975). Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (Bachelor of Laws, 1981). Osgoode Hall Law School.
Toronto (Master of Laws 1987). Postgraduate Research, Harvard Law School Awarded, Osgoode Competition Fellowship, Graduate Assistantship and Elected to Faculty Council, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1981-1982. Teaching Assistant, 1975-1976 and Don, 19781981, Queen’s University.
Worked at Milligan-Whyte & Smith (Hamilton) specializing in Corporate Law, Finance, Insolvency, Reinsurance, Arbitration. Admitted to the bar, 1984. Awarded Osgoode Competition Fellowship, Graduate Assistantship and elected to Faculty Council, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1982-1983.
Teaching Assistant, 1975-1976, Don, 1978-1981, Queen's University. Articled: Fraser & Beatty, Toronto, 1982-1983, seconded to Herbert Smith, Solicitors of London, England. Member of United States National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC's) Rehabilitators' and Liquidators' Task Force Advisory Committee and Subcommittee Redrafting NAIC's Insurers Supervision, Rehabilitation and Liquidation Model Act.
Elected Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Public Regulation of Insurance Law of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, 1988-1991. Appointed Chairman of Committee advising Bermuda's Minister of Finance on Insurance, Reinsurance and Insolvency Law Reform, 1988-1989. Member, Bermuda Law Reform Committee and Bermuda Law Reform Subcommittee on Bankruptcy.
Member of International Association of Defense Counsel. Co-Chairman and Speaker: American Bar Association's National Institute on International Reinsurance: Collections and Insolvency, New York, June 11-12, 1988, "Liquidation of Insolvent Reinsurers: An Actuarial Estimation of the Contingent Liabilities of a Reinsurance Company in Liquidation - A Bermuda Initiative." Author: "Bermuda," International Insurance Law and Regulation, Longman's, 1994. "Creativity Plus Insolvency Equals Unexpected Answers," NAIC and Society of Receivers 1993 Liquidation Workshop.
Co-Author: "Creative Techniques in Reinsurance Arbitration, Collections and Insolvency Procedures," International Corporate Law Litigation Yearbook, PP. 12-16, 1993. Co-Author and Co-Editor: "Law and Practice of International Reinsurance Collections and Insolvency, published by American Bar Association, 1988. Associate Editor: Bermuda Bar Review, 1988-1989.
"Bermuda Views of International Reinsurance Litigation - Selected United Kingdom and United States. Contracts and Conundrums: Rescission. Agency Status of Intermediaries.
Pre-Trial Discovery Law. And Reinsurance Morality." American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section's Annual Meeting, May 11-15, 1988, Bermuda, reprinted by American Bar Association. "Co-operation or Chaos Among Regulators, Rehabilitators and Liquidators?", NAIC Rehabilitators' and Liquidators' Task Force Meeting, New York, June 13, 1988.
"Comparative Introduction to Bermuda, English and American Reinsurance Arbitration Law and Practice", American Bar Association's Tort & Insurance Journal, Fall 1989. "Introduction to Bermuda Insurance and Reinsurance Insolvency Law and Practice," Insurance and Reinsurance Solvency Report, January and March, 1988. "Current Legal and Commercial Developments in Reinsurance," Pacific Rim Maritime Law Conference, Hawaii, January 6, 1989.
"Generic Insurance and Reinsurance Insolvency Challenges and Innovative Responses in Bermuda, England, Ireland, Illinois and New York," American Law Institute and American Bar Association's Self Insurance - Foreign/Domestic Captives, Bermuda, March 9-11, 1989. "Transnational Aspects of Insurance and Reinsurance Company Insolvencies: An Overview of Selected Issues from the Bermuda, American and English Perspectives," Insurance Company Insolvencies - Revisited, American Bar Association, 1989. "Bermuda Reinsurance Law Reform?" Bermuda Bar Review, Spring, 1986.
"Improved Bermuda Legislation, Regulations and Rules Regarding Insolvency Insurance and Reinsurance Companies," Bermuda Bar Review, Winter 1986. "The Enforceability of Reinsurance Agreements Governed by English Law," International Association of Insurance Counsel's Newsletter on Reinsurance and Excess Lines, Spring 1986. "Differences in the Law: New English Caselaw on Letters of Request and International Discovery," United States.
Reinsurance Reports, January/February 1987. Member, Bermuda Bar Council Subcommittee on the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Member, Bermuda Law Reform Committee and Bermuda Law Reform Subcommittee on Bankruptcy. Member of International Association of Defense Counsel. Co-Chairman and Speaker: American Bar Association's National Institute on International Reinsurance: Collections and Insolvency, New York, June 11-12, 1988, "Liquidation of Insolvent Reinsurers: An Actuarial Estimation of the Contingent Liabilities of a Reinsurance Company in Liquidation - A Bermuda Initiative.".