Mark A. Kreger, a nationally-known reinsurance lawyer, has joined the Tressler LLP Chicago office as a partner and co-chair of the firm’s reinsurance practice.
"We are very excited to have a lawyer of Mark’s talent, experience, and energy joining us," said Todd Schenk, partner and Executive Committee Member at Tressler LLP. "He will take our reinsurance practice to greater heights than ever before. We continue this phase of dynamic growth and change in our law firm, and Mark is another important step in that process."
For more than 35 years, Kreger’s practice has focused on complex commercial litigation and claim-related matters, principally in the fields of reinsurance law, insurance and reinsurance coverage, complex insurance and reinsurance claim analysis, captive insurers and risk retention groups, insurance insolvencies, run-offs and commutations. He has extensive experience in the area of reinsurance contracts, claims and disputes, and he counsels several of the world's leading cedents, reinsurers and retrocessionaires in this field. He regularly serves as lead trial counsel for foreign and domestic insurers and reinsurers in major insurance and reinsurance coverage matters throughout the United States and internationally, including both litigations and arbitrations.
A frequent lecturer on reinsurance topics, Kreger served as a member of the faculty of Robert W. Strain’s Reinsurance and Contract Wording Textbook Training Course, one of the world’s leading reinsurance study courses. Kreger is an active member of the AIDA-U.S. Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS-U.S.) and was a featured panelist at the 2016 ARIAS Fall Conference, where he presented on the subject of reliability in the reinsurance arbitration process. He served as a member of the faculty at the Reinsurance Association of America’s ReClaims conference in October, 2015. Kreger co-authored the chapter "Reinsurance Intermediaries" in the multi-volume treatise New Appleton on Insurance Law, Library Edition, published by LexisNexis.
Kreger earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University and a Juris Doctor degree from Emory Law School. He is admitted to practice in Illinois, in various U.S. District Courts and Circuit Courts of Appeals, and has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in state courts throughout the United States.