Mary Cannon Veed

Mary Cannon Veed & Associates

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Mary Cannon Veed & Associates



Ms. Veed practices in the area of insurance structuring, finance and regulation, including insurance company insolvency, reinsurance and alternative risk transfer. She has extensive experience in the U.S. and abroad in representing policyholders as well as receivers, reinsurers, and cedants.  She often assists clients in addressing regulatory issues and bottlenecks, dealing with insolvent or troubled insurers, and devising innovative forms and structures of insurance protection for insureds.
Ms. Veed also maintains an active litigation and arbitration practice. She was named a Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 1983 as one of the first dozen women to receive this designation. She continues to concentrate on litigation and arbitration of insurance-related issues, including reinsurance, MGA disputes, market conduct, class actions, directors’ and officers’ liability and accounting and actuarial malpractice, and also serves as an arbitrator and an expert witness.
Ms. Veed holds an advanced degree in the law of the European Union. She has practiced in the Netherlands and Bermuda as well as in courts in numerous states.
In addition to the ABA, Ms. Veed is an member of the Board of Directors and Secretary of the International Association of Insurance Receivers (IAIR). She has served as chair of the Chicago Bar Association Insurance Law Committee. She was one of the Reporters who developed the proposed Uniform Receivership Law for insurers which has been the centerpiece of both state and federal proposals for reform of insurance insolvency and procedures, and holds the designation of "Accredited Insurance Receiver -Legal" from IAIR.
Creighton University School of Law (J.D., 1977)
University of Nebraska at Lincoln (B.A., 1974)
Europa Institute of the University of Amsterdam (Diploma in European Integration, 1982)
Bar Admissions: IL, NE, NY, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits


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