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MREBA Fall 2016 Symposium

Massachusetts Reinsurance Bar Association


Date: October 13, 2016

Time: 7:00AM - 8:00AM

Location: The Harvard Club of Boston- Back Bay Clubhouse 374 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA


  • Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards: Takeaways From Deflategate

Mintz Levin's Nicholas Cramb will speak on the panel, "Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards: Takeaways From Deflategate" at this year's MREBA Fall 2016 Symposium.  

Panel Overview

The much talked about “Deflategate” controversy involving Tom Brady and his collective bargaining agreement with the National Football League put the arbitration process under the microscope and raised interesting questions about the review of arbitration awards by the judiciary.  In this lively panel discussion, retired federal judge and current JAMS arbitrator/mediator Hon. Charles B. Swartwood III will share his insights as a former jurist and current arbitrator regarding these issues, and seasoned reinsurance counsel will discuss the reviewability of reinsurance arbitration awards and legal trends in that context.  Tom Brady may be missing four games, but do not sit out this fun panel discussion!



Nicholas C. Cramb is Chair of Mintz's Real Estate Litigation Practice. His practice encompasses insurance and reinsurance disputes and real estate litigation. Nick also represents developers, property owners, and financing agencies with respect to permitting disputes and land use litigation.

Hon. Charles B. Swartwood III



Michael P. Mullins


Day Pitney LLP

Kristin Suga Heres


Zelle LLP