MDJW First Friday Webinar - Legislative Changes to Surplus Lines Insurance Regulations

Wayne Pickering - Presenter

November 1, 2013

Wayne Pickering  Our next First Friday will be held on November 1, 2013 at noon Central Time. 

  Wayne Pickering, a partner in the Houston office, will present Legislative Changes to Surplus Lines Insurance Regulations.  Legislation from the 2013 Regular Session of the Texas Legislature significantly revises Chapter 981 of the Texas Insurance Code regarding several aspects of surplus lines insurance regulation. This legislation brings Texas into compliance with the mandates imposed by Congress in the “Non-Admitted and Reinsurance Reform Act” (NARRA) of 2010 in regulating surplus lines insurance. This presentation summarizes pertinent parts of the Texas legislation and NARRA that most significantly impact Texas insurers. Several potential issues are likely to arise as to the interpretation of this legislation. These issues are likely to transcend state boundaries, however, and may be issues for insurers in all states to consider.

Mr. Pickering’s legal experience includes many years of experience at both the trial and appellate level in numerous facets of insurance litigation, including coverage issues, bad faith and extra-contractual claims, as well as litigating professional liability claims against insurance agents, brokers and claims adjusters. Mr. Pickering’s experience also includes the representation of automobile manufacturers and manufacturers of commercial equipment and consumer products in products liability actions and warranty claims. Mr. Pickering also has authored or co-authored numerous articles and edited treatises in the field of insurance law.

We have applied to the Texas Department of Insurance for one hour of Texas CE credit.  Insurance professionals accredited by the Texas Department of Insurance should have their license number available during the training in order to request credit for the course.

Register for this webinar at:  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.  We have a limit of 200 participants for the webinar.