Roland (Rollie) Goss focuses on the defense of class actions and other complex litigation and arbitration matters, reinsurance disputes, reinsurance contracting and counseling. He had a lead role representing a major life insurance company in the preparation and trial of a major insurance market conduct class action lawsuit and represented a major life insurance company in a 37-state collaborative market conduct examination of its deferred annuity business.
Rollie also handles the settlement of class action lawsuits and multistate regulatory matters. He has represented parties in the arbitration and litigation of reinsurance issues relating to life, property and workers’ compensation risks and disputes involving reinsurance brokers, U.S. risks, London market risks, and Bermuda domiciled reinsurers.
Rollie has counseled clients on reinsurance strategies and a range of reinsurance transactional issues, and represented the ceding insurer to the largest fully collateralized reinsurance catastrophe bonds ever marketed.
Rollie created and serves as blogmaster of Reinsurance Focus, an award winning blog focusing on reinsurance and arbitration matters. He has written and lectured extensively on reinsurance issues and on electronic discovery issues and arbitration.
He is a regular contributing editor to Harris Martin’s Reinsurance online and print newsletter, and is a member of the editorial board of West’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Reporter. Rollie has been active in and a regular contributor to providing pro bono legal services for foster care and adoption matters for many years.
His extensive pro bono work was recognized by the District of Columbia Bar Assoication by naming him as a recipient of the 2016 Laura Rinaldi Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award. He is office managing shareholder of the firm’s Washington, DC office.
- Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1978)
- Order of the Coif
- Michigan State University (B.A., high honors, 1975)
Professional & Community Involvement:
- Regular Contributor, Reinsurance and Arbitration (HarrisMartin), on reinsurance and arbitration issues
- Member, Editorial Board, and Contributor, Insurance Litigation Reporter, West
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