In addition to his traditional actuarial consulting assignments, Robert Bear has served as an insurance arbitrator and as an actuarial and reinsurance expert witness in arbitration proceedings, provided litigation support and resolved complex insurance coverage claim disputes.
Most of his litigation support and expert witness work has related to loss reserving issues and/or insurance policy (or reinsurance contract) issues. One litigation support case related to intellectual property rights, while another involved a shareholder class action suit. Another case involved the impact that a potential large claim settlement could have on a company’s rating and ability to continue in business based upon capital requirements.
He has been deposed as an actuarial expert in one insurance arbitration case and in three reinsurance arbitration cases. He has testified before two reinsurance arbitration panels.