Mark A. Kreger Partner

For more than 35 years, Mark’s practice has focused on commercial litigation and transactions, principally in the fields of reinsurance, insurance coverage, claims management, insurance regulation and insurance insolvency.

Reinsurance

As a reinsurance litigator, Mark has acted as lead counsel in dozens of confidential arbitrations under both treaties and facultative certificates in all lines of business, involving such issues as contract formation and rescission, scope of coverage and contract exclusions, loss allocation and aggregation, claim handling, late notice, application of retentions and limits, coverage of DJ expenses, ECO/XPL and ex gratia payments, fraud and utmost good faith, security arrangements and letters of credit, access to records, loss portfolio transfers, captives, contract termination and mandatory commutation. He has also litigated cases involving the liability of reinsurance intermediaries, cut-throughs, insolvencies and issues relating to arbitrability.
In transactional and regulatory matters, Mark has counseled several of the world’s leading insurers, reinsurers and retrocessionaires on reinsurance contracts, MGA and TPA transactions, regulatory and insolvency issues, run-offs and commutations.
Mark has published extensively, and is a frequent speaker and panelist on reinsurance issues. He is a member and frequent contributor to publications and programs of the AIDA Insurance and Reinsurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS U.S.).

Direct Insurance Claims and Coverage

Mark serves as lead trial counsel for foreign and domestic insurers in major insurance coverage matters throughout the United States. He regularly counsels insurers on claim coverage and bad faith issues.
As a direct insurance coverage lawyer, Mark’s most significant recent victory affirmed a new Illinois approach to the trigger-of-coverage for false imprisonment and malicious prosecution claims. Indian Harbor Ins. Co. v. City of Waukegan, et al., 392 Ill.Dec. 812, 33 N.E.3d 613 (Ill.App.Ct., 2015).

Education:

  • B.A., Emory University
  • J.D., Emory University School of Law

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois Bar
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Numerous pro hac vice admissions in trial and appellate courts throughout the U.S.

Contact:

Phone: 312.431.3619
Email: mkreger@karballaw.com
VCard: Mark A. Kreger

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