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T. David Rheney Elected President of Insuralex

Greenville, S.C. – July 13, 2020

Gallivan White Boyd partner T. David Rheney was elected as president of Insuralex during its recent annual meeting. Insuralex is a worldwide network of independent law firms that practice insurance and reinsurance coverage, defense, litigation and related legal services. Its members work for a wide range of clients including insurance and reinsurance companies, Lloyd’s syndicates, insurance and reinsurance brokers as well as captives and self-insured companies. Each member firm of Insuralex is a leader in its national or state jurisdiction on issues related to insurance and reinsurance. Former president Neftali Garro stated:

“It has been my privilege to be at the helm of Insuralex this past year. I am in awe of the depth of insurance and reinsurance industry expertise that this organization has to offer across the globe and also very proud of the level of camaraderie and collaboration that our members have achieved after so many years of working together. Especially in the COVID and post-COVID world, the importance of Insuralex as the premier global insurance law firm network cannot be understated, as our clients in the industry benefit firsthand from our local knowledge and global reach. I wish to thank my fellow board members, our executive director, David Roig, and all of my fellow ‘Insuralexers’ for their continued support and hard work. Best wishes to the incoming Board.”

The new board of directors for the 2020-2021 term includes:

  • President: David Rheney (US, South Carolina)
  • Vice President: Andreas Weinzielrl (Austria)
  • Treasurer: Rick Hammond (US, Illinois)
  • Secretary: Lucas Fajardo (Colombia)
  • General Counsel: Alexa Zeeman (Netherlands)

“I first want to thank our immediate past-president, Neftali Garro of Costa Rica, for his wonderful and effective service as president of Insuralex over the past year.  His leadership during these remarkable times has been invaluable to our organization. I am honored to have the opportunity to follow him as president and taking on challenges, new and old that that face our clients and member firms.  After nearly 20 years of continuous growth, Insuralex has become one of the leading insurance and reinsurance networks in the world.  With today’s ever-changing worldwide insurance market, our members offer unique knowledge of their local jurisdictions that is essential in assisting our clients in successfully resolving insurance and reinsurance matters. Our plan is to continue our growth to include other high quality law firms worldwide, to promote our vision of proactivity in the insurance and reinsurance markets and to continue to develop long-term relationships with our clients.”  – T. David Rheney

As a member of the firm’s insurance practice group, Rheney has extensive experience handling a variety of insurance related matters, including: personal policies, commercial policies, excess policies, umbrella policies, first-party and third-party claims. He brings a wealth of trial experience to trucking, complex toxic torts, products liability and personal injury litigation. He has participated as lead counsel in over 150 trials in local, state and federal courts.

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