CHARLES PLATTO CURRICULUM VITAE EDUCATION University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1966 University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1969 Assistant Editor, Michigan Law Review New York University School of Law, L.L.M., 1974 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellow, 1969-1971 Cahill Gordon & Reindel Associate, New York and Paris (as conseil juridique), 1971-1979 Cahill Gordon & Reindel, New York Partner, 1980-1991 Chairman, Litigation Education Committee, 1987-1991 New York University School of Law, New York Adjunct Associate Professor of Insurance Law, 1990-1994 Brooks McNally Platto & Vitt, Norwich, VT and Hanover, NH Partner, 1991-1999 Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT Adjunct Professor of Insurance Law, 1993 - 2006 Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn, New York Partner in charge of United States practice, 1994-1997 Law Offices of Charles Platto, PLC, Norwich,VT, Hanover, NH and New York, NY, Partner,1999 - 2006 Fordham Law School, New York Adjunct Professor of Insurance Law, 2002 - present Wiggin and Dana LLP, New York Partner in charge of national insurance practice, 2007 – 2009 Law Offices of Charles Platto, New York (domestic and international commercial and insurance arbitration, mediation, expert witness services, litigation oversight/management) 2009 - present SEE ATTACHED EXPERIENCE STATEMENT INSURANCE LAW EXPERIENCE Represented insurance companies, brokers and insureds in complex domestic and international insurance and reinsurance litigations, arbitrations and regulatory proceedings and coverage matters for more than twenty-five years. Argued appeals for insurance industry before New York Court of Appeals and before the Vermont Supreme Court. Lecturer on New York insurance law issues for the American Arbitration Association Expert witness on insurance issues in court and arbitration proceedings Advisor on claims adjusting procedures New York and national coverage counsel to leading insurance organization on environmental/professional liability issues Adjunct professor, teaching Principles of Insurance Law and Insurance Litigation at New York University School of Law, Vermont Law School and Fordham Law School Retained by national insurance trade associations to submit amicus briefs to U.S. Supreme Court and New York Court of Appeals and Appellate Division Editorial Board, Insurance Litigation Reporter (Thomson/Reuters) INTERNATIONAL LAW EXPERIENCE Involved in international commercial and litigation matters since 1974. Practiced for two years in Paris. Have written and lectured widely on intemationa1 litigation matters. Member U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on Judgments and Internationa1 Law Section of Law Committee of American Arbitration Association. Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Tribunal. BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION, ARBITRATION & MEDIATION Over twenty-five years experience in a wide range of general business and commercial litigation , arbitration and mediation matters, representing large and small companies in contract negotiations and drafting and business disputes. Arbitrator in ICC and AAA matters. Counsel in JAMS and private and court mediations. CPR Distinguished Panels of Neutrals for Insurance, Environmental, New York. ICDR (AAA International Centre for Dispute Resolution), panel of international arbitrators. Member ARIAS (AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society) and REMEDI (Reinsurance Mediation Institute). Member, and registered arbitrator, mediator, expert, ICC United States Council for International Business. ARBITRATION/ MEDIATION TRAINING Center for Public Resources (CPR) International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution Advanced Arbitration Course, 2009. Association of the Bar of the City of New York Basic Mediation Course, 2009, Advanced Commercial Mediation Course, 2010. ARIAS (AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society) Arbitration Certification Training, seminars and ethics course, 2010. REMEDI (Reinsurance Mediation Institute) Mediation course, 2010. BAR ADMISSIONS New York, 1970 United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York and Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1972 United States Supreme Court, 1974 United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1990 Vermont and New Hampshire (state and federal), 1992 BAR ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES New York State Bar Association, Chairman, Committee on Commodities and Futures Law, 1984-1987; Member, Executive Committee, Business Law Section 1984-1990; Representative, House of Delegates 1987-1990; Member, Insurance Negligence and Compensation Law Section and Dispute Resolution Section International Bar Association, Chairman, International Litigation Committee, 1988-1992; Chairman, Task Force on Economic Consequences of Litigation - Worldwide, 1992-1999; Program Coordinator and Lecturer on diverse aspects of international litigation and arbitration, including insurance American Bar Association, Member, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section; Vice Chair, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Chair, Academics Subcommittee, 2009 –present Vermont and New Hampshire Bar Associations, Member Association of the Bar of The City Of New York, Member, International Commercial Disputes Committee (pending) MOOT COURTS Judge, moot court trial and appeal programs at McGill, New York University and Vermont Law Schools PUBLICATIONS Books Editor and Contributor, Obtaining Evidence in Another Jurisdiction in Business Disputes (Graham & Trotman 1988 and second edition 1993). Editor, Enforcement of Foreign Judgments World Wide (Graham & Trotman 1989 and second edition 1993). Editor and Contributor, Pre-Trial and Pre-Hearing Procedures Throughout the World (Graham & Trotman 1990). Editor, Worldwide Trials (Graham & Trotman 1991). Editor and Contributor, Civil Appeal Procedures Worldwide (Graham & Trotman 1992). Co-Editor (with David Rivkin), Litigation and Arbitration in Central and Eastern Europe (Kluwer Law Internationa11998). Editor, Economic Consequences of Litigation Worldwide (Kluwer Law International1999). Co-Editor (with Wiggin and Dana), Additional Insured Handbook (ABA, scheduled for publication in 2011). Chapters Chapter 24, Addressing Insurance Coverage Issues Specific to Products Liability Issues, Products Liability in New York (NYSBA 1997, Second Edition 2001, Third Edition scheduled for 2010). Commercial General Liability Policy Exclusions for ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CGL Text (scheduled for publication in 2010). Articles Taking Evidence Abroad for use in Civil Litigation in the United States A Practical Guide, The International Lawyer (Summer 1982). Survey of New York Class Action Decisions, New York State Bar Association (1982) (with Robert Alessi). National Class Actions in the New York State Courts, New York Law Journal (April 11, 1983) (with David Snyder). U.S. Supreme Court Establishes Rules for Discovery of Foreign Parties: The Aerospatiale Case, The International Business Lawyer (September, 1987) (with Edwin Alley). New York Rejects "Bad Faith" Tort and Limits Punitive Damage Claims and Statutory Deceptive Practices Claims against Insurers: New York University v. Continental Ins. Co., ABA Fidelity and Surety Law Newsletter (Spring 1996) (with Diane Bech). Mail Fraud Meets Insurance Law: United States v. Brennan, Insurance Law Reporter (December; 1998) (with William T. Barker). A Practical Guide to the Use of Experts in Insurance Claim Adjustment, 23 Insurance Litigation Reporter 133 (April, 2001) (with William T. Barker) (also to be published in Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Lexis/Nexis 2010). A Legal Theory of the Use of Experts in Insurance Claim Adjustment, 23 Insurance Litigation Reporter 140 (April, 2001) (with William T. Barker and Polly Estes) (also to be published in Bad Faith Insurance Litigation – Lexis/Nexis 2010). New York’s New “Good Faith” Standard – What does it Mean for “Bad Faith”?: Bi-Economy Market, Inc. v. Harleysville Ins. Co. (N.Y.); Panasia Estates, Inc. v. Hudson Ins. Co. (N.Y.), Insurance Litigation Reporter, Vol. 30, No. 6 (April 2008) (with Rachel Lebejko Priester and Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox). New Developments in The New York Law of Good Faith and Bad Faith, Tort Trial Insurance Practice Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee News, American Bar Association (Summer 2008) (with Rachel Lebejko Priester and Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox). What Is The Law of Bad Faith in New York Two Years After Bi-Economy and Panasia – Have The Questions Been Answered? Insurance Litigation Reporter, Vol. 32, No. 3 (Mar. 2010) (with Joseph Grasso, Rachel Lebejko Priester and Alison Weir). (also to be published in ABA TIPS ICLC News, Summer 2010). Gulf Oil Catastrophe-Round 1, Transocean Insurers vs. BP Additional Insured Claim, Insurance Litigation Reporter, Vol. 32, No. 9 (June 2010) ( with Joe Grasso) Resolving Catastrophic Multi-Party Construction Insurance Cases – Is Mega Million Dollar Litigation The Solution? (ABA Annual Meeting Program, August 2010) (with co-authors) Platto CV July, 2010 DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL AND INSURANCE ABITRATION/MEDIATION/EXPERT WITNESS/LITIGATION OVERSIGHT AND MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE Center for Public Resources (CPR) International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution Panels of Distinguished Neutrals for Insurance, Environmental and New York. International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) (International Division of AAA), panel of international arbitrators. ICC Council of International Business, registered arbitrator, mediator, expert. Chair of 3 member ICC arbitration panel in dispute between U.S. airline and French electronics manufacturer over flight simulator contract. Completed discovery/hearing/ written decision and award in 6 months. Appointed as arbitrator by one of the largest US banks in AAA arbitration with major retailer over national credit card program following subprime crisis. Following court order, case was prepared for hearing on expedited basis with statements of twenty fact and expert witnesses in 3 months. Appointed as arbitrator by acquiring company in AAA arbitration over post acquisition adjustments. Representative of insurance carrier on appeal to South African Supreme Court in successfully challenging lower court decision overturning ICC arbitration on nine figure claims and counterclaims with respect to software design/instillation contract dispute with government entity. Represented foreign insurance carrier in JAMS mediations against US carrier on priority of coverage with regard to claims for 9/11 security breaches. Represented professional liability carrier in mediations with international insured involving coverage, liability and damages for multiyear/multi event/multi jurisdiction / multi policy claims subject of state and federal court litigation. Represented environmental insurance carrier in federal court sponsored mediation before magistrate judge at conclusion of lengthy litigation proceeding. Represented medical insurance carrier on bad faith claim in court sponsored mediation following 8 figure jury award in medical malpractice case. Represented cgl carrier in voluntary mediation with another carrier regarding coverage periods and allocation of responsibilities for defense/indemnification. Represented carriers in reinsurance arbitrations. Represented national insurance broker in mediation involving claims of wrongful conduct by agent. Represented NYSE direct marketing company in JAMS and court sponsored mediations on contract and equipment leasing disputes. Expert witness on New York law on behalf of insurance carrier in London arbitration on number of occurrence issue. Expert witness on behalf of carrier in federal court on bad faith claim with regard to claims handling. Expert witness on contract issues in banking dispute. Managed litigation response, including multiple law firms and expert witnesses as outside counsel on behalf of carrier with respect to government investigation following major natural disaster. Established and managed law firm litigation and insurance practices. Head of U.S. practice of foreign law firm; practiced in Paris for 2 years. Headed International Bar Association task force on worldwide litigation practices and procedures over multi-year period. Adjunct Professor of Insurance Law and Litigation at Fordham, Vermont and NYU Law Schools. Member, ICC United States Council for International Business Center for Public Resources (CPR) International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution – Advanced Arbitration Course. Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Basic Mediation Course and Advanced Commercial Mediation Course. ARIAS (AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society) and REMEDI (Reinsurance Mediation Institute) , member - arbitration certification course and mediation course. Platto Experience Statement, July, 2010