Richard Kissel has represented the interests of primary and excess insurers and reinsurers for over 30 years and is a founding member of Kissel Hirsch & Wilmer LLP. Mr. Kissel’s practice focuses on professional liability, with specific emphasis on lawyers’ and accountants’ liability, architects and engineers and technology issues, and D&O and corporate liability. Another primary focus of Mr. Kissel’s practice involves reinsurance, including analysis, inspections, and arbitration. Mr. Kissel graduated from Boston University School of Management, cum laude, in 1976, with a degree in accounting, and Syracuse University College of Law, cum laude, in 1979. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in New York. Mr. Kissel serves as an adjunct professor at Pace University School of Law, teaching Accounting for Lawyers and Insurance Law. He has also presented at numerous conferences and forums in the U.S., U.K., Bermuda, and Europe on issues vital to the insurance industry, including programs involving Chemical Engineers.