ESG, Insurance & the Law

A Symposium Sponsored by the Insurance Law Center & the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal

ESG, Insurance & the Law 

May 31, 2024, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM 

School of Law, 55 Elizabeth Street, Davis Courtroom (Room 204) in William F. Starr Hall 

Registration open until May 17th

The Insurance Law Center will be hosting a symposium on the topic of ESG, Insurance & the Law at the UConn Law campus in Hartford on Friday, May 31, 2024.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Attendees will include academics, regulators, and in-house insurance lawyers. We are not making this symposium available online for remote attendance.

Location: The event will be held at the UConn School of Law, 55 Elizabeth Street, in the Davis Courtroom (Room 204) of William F. Starr Hall. Official location information is here. The precise Google Maps location is here. Metered parking is available, as well as free on-street parking. 

Hotels: We have arranged a discounted rate with the Delamar Hotel West Hartford. Upon booking your room there, please mention that you are attending the “Insurance & ESG Symposium at UConn Law.” If you have already booked your hotel, and would like to benefit from the discount, please let us know. Another convenient option is the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

Schedule: Check this website for the most-up-to date information about the schedule for the day. 

8:30a – 9:00a: Registration

9:00a – 9:10a: Opening Remarks

9:10a – 10:40a: Panel 1: Academic Perspectives 

  • Tom Baker (University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School) 
  • Amelia Miazad (UC Davis School of Law) 
  • Daniel Schwarcz (University of Minnesota Law School) 
  • Moderator: Peter Siegelman (University of Connecticut School of Law) 

10:40a – 10:50a:  Break 

10:50a – 12:20a: Panel 2: Industry Perspectives 

  • Mark Sides (Voya Financial) 
  • David Snyder (APCIA) 
  • Moderator: Travis Pantin (University of Connecticut School of Law) 

12:20p – 1:20p: Lunch 

1:20p – 2:50p: Panel 3: Consumer Perspectives 

  • Birny Birnbaum (Center for Economic Justice) 
  • Peter Kochenburger (University of Connecticut School of Law) 
  • Steven Rothstein (Ceres, Inc.) 
  • Moderator: Joe Macdougald (University of Connecticut School of Law) 

2:50p – 3:00p:  Break

3:00p – 4:30p: Panel 4: Legislation and Regulation 

  • Matt Lesser (Connecticut State Senate) 
  • Tom Swan (Connecticut Citizens Action Group) 
  • Tom Sullivan (formerly Connecticut Insurance Department, Federal Reserve) 
  • Moderator: David Robinson (University of Connecticut School of Law, formerly The Hartford) 

4:30p – 5:30p: Cocktails  

If you have any questions, please email