My father was seriously wounded in World War II and overcame significant physical challenges to lead a productive career and be a fantastic husband and father. He taught me to never give up. I bring that life lesson to my work for clients. I focus on their objectives and work tenaciously to achieve the best possible outcome.
Susan E. Mack has a national practice advising life, health and property/casualty insurers, brokers, general agents and administrators on insurance regulatory and other legal issues. Skilled in corporate governance, she advises on forming and licensing new insurers and on insurance-related deals. A veteran of more than 70 alternative dispute resolution proceedings, she has worked both as a party-appointed and neutral arbitrator to conclude financial services disputes. With 25 years’ experience as general counsel to insurance and reinsurance companies and having served as chief claims officer and chief contracts officer to these companies, Susan brings a practical perspective to the resolution of her clients’ insurance-related issues.
She has substantial experience addressing insurance and corporate compliance concerns, having served as
Noted for her experience in insurance and reinsurance arbitration, Susan was one of the founders of ARIAS-US, a premier insurance
Susan has delivered more than 60 presentations on issues ranging from complex reinsurance claims, aggregation, occurrence, and allocation to annuity reinsurance and life securitization.
Emergency First Aid: How to Quickly Resolve Hearing “Burns,”
The Umpire Master Class, ARIAS US Annual Meeting-Panel Presentation Teaching Session, November 7, 2018
Til Death Do Us Part-Issues Troubling the Long-Term Partnership Between Life Insurers and their Reinsurers; ARIAS-US Webinar, October 18, 2018
Evolution of the Species-Facultative Certificate Expenses from Bellefonte vs. Aetna to Global Reins. Corp. of Am. v. Century Indem. Co., 2018 Vol. 24. No. 2; Journal of Reinsurance, published by the Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriter Association
Mastering Life Reinsurance: A Guide for the Property/Casualty Industry Professional, 2015 Vol. 25, No. 17 Mealey’s Litigation Reports-Reinsurance
Five Pragmatic Tips-Conducting Effective Internal Investigations, ACC North Florida Chapter Newsletter, Second Quarter 2016
The Reinsurance Claims Executive’s Corner: Treaty Clauses: Extra-Contractual Obligations Clause, Journal of Reinsurance, 2015 – Volume 22 – Number 1
- Boston College Law School, J.D., 1982
- Dartmouth College, B.A., 1979
- Florida Bar
- Connecticut Bar
- California Bar
- North Carolina
- South Carolina Bar
- South Carolina
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Areas of Practice
- AV® Peer Review Rated - Martindale-Hubbell
- American Arbitration Society, Commercial Arbitrator
- ARIAS-US, Umpire and Arbitrator
- ARIAS –US, Qualified Mediator
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
Maintaining close ties to the Jacksonville corporate counsel community, Susan is a co-founder and past president of the North Florida Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. In the community, she is a director of the Seamark Ranch residential facility for children and is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville.
As to the insurance industry, she is the former chair of the American Council of Life Insurers’ reinsurance committee as well as co-founder and former chair of the life committee of the Reinsurance Association of America. She is a former director and present member of the Association of Life Insurance Counsel, a group of life/health senior counsel and their retained counsel.
She is a member of the Journal of Reinsurance’s industry advisory board.
She serves on the ethics committee of ARIAS US.
She is a member of the Jacksonville Women’s Network.
She is a Board Member of Seamark Ranch.
- Concluding insurer stock and asset acquisitions, insurer affiliations and joint ventures and forming and licensing new insurers, including assisting her corporate clients with necessary integration efforts.
- Assessing and mitigating cyber-security exposures and evaluating technology contracts to assist clients with their in-house and outsourced technology solutions.
- Serving as a corporate governance advisor to organizations needing such assistance.