About Us

MIReBA is a young and vibrant organization, formed in January of 2009, and dedicated to the sharing of ideas to improve the reinsurance dispute resolution process and lower its cost, while promoting the education and collegiality of the reinsurance bar in Massachusetts. MIReBA has monthly meetings which include the discussion of key trends in the reinsurance business, recent decisions or legislation, and ongoing developments at insurance and reinsurance companies worldwide.

Officers and Contacts at MIReBA
Massachusetts Insurance and Reinsurance Bar Association

President

Jonathan Zelig email

Day Pitney LLP

(617) 345-4601

Vice-President

Kaitlyn Leonard email

Mintz, Levin 

(617) 542-6000

Treasurer

Katharin Unke Smith email

Day Pitney LLP

(617) 345-4726

kunkesmith@daypitney.com

Clerk

Joseph Caffrey email

Morrison Mahoney

(617) 737-8894

Director

Michael Aylward email

Morrison Mahoney

(617) 439-7556

Director

Elaine Caprio email
Caprio Consulting LLC

(617) 833-9576

Director

Michele Detherage email

Robins Kaplan LLP

(617) 859-2723

Director

John T. Harding, Jr. email
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

(857) 313-3931

Director

Kristin Suga Heres email

Zelle LLP

(781) 466-0732

Director 

James Kitces

Robins Kaplan LLP

(617) 859-2723

Director

Wm. Gerald McElroy email
Zelle LLP

(781) 466-0706

Director

Michael P. Mullins email

Day Pitney LLP

(617) 345-4776

Director

John O'Neill email

Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.

(617) 227-3030

Director

Jessica Park email

Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.

(617) 227-3030

Director

Robert Whitney email

Sulloway & Hollis

(617) 335-1380

Become a Member of MIReBA

Regular Member

Membership in the Association shall be limited to attorneys (1) in good standing of the bar in any of the states, territories or possessions of the United States and (2) who devote a substantial amount of their professional time to the representation of insurance or reinsurance companies or the resolution of reinsurance disputes.

Associate Member

Associate membership in the Association shall be open to law students actively enrolled in a law school and to active, non-attorney employees of insurance or reinsurance companies.

Election to Membership

Election to membership is by the Board of Directors upon recommendation of the Membership Committee which is charged with the responsibility of confirming that an applicant meets the qualifications for membership. Members shall be of high professional standing and of good moral character and shall strive to maintain and uphold a standard of honor and integrity that will reflect credit on the insurance and reinsurance industry and the Association. If a member ceases to meet the above qualifications, or fails to pay dues or assessments timely, membership in the Association shall be terminated by the Board of Directors by written notice to the member.

 

Annual Membership Fee

There is a nominal annual membership fee of $50 for all attorneys not associated with one of the sponsor law firms.

The membership fee is waived for all active employees of insurance or reinsurance companies and for law students (until the first anniversary of their admission to the bar).

For more information contact Membership Chair Seth Jackson at sjackson@zelle.com or (781) 466-0726.

 

Click here to access the membership application.