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Gerald C. Yoshida



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Gerald C. Yoshida leads the Firm’s Insurance Regulatory Practice Group, and specializes in the formation and representation of captive insurance companies and risk retention groups and other insurance regulatory matters in the State of Hawaii. He maintains an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell.1

Mr. Yoshida represents a majority of the captive insurance companies licensed in the State of Hawaii. He has been involved with captives in Hawaii since the State’s captive law first went into effect in 1987, and was instrumental in licensing the first captive in the State of Hawaii that year. He remains active in the formation and ongoing representation of captives and risk retention groups and has been a speaker on those subjects locally, nationally, and internationally. Mr. Yoshida’s captive insurance and insurance regulatory experience includes matters relating to formation and ongoing operational issues, redomestication, conversion, liquidation, coverage matters, policy drafting, reinsurance, reinsurance trusts, and corporate governance.

Lectures and Panels

  • Presentation to ASHRM, Captive Basics (September 30, 2002)
  • 2006 NRRA Annual Conference, Don’t Get Caught in a Windstorm, Corporate Governance Changes, Sox and the RRG (September 18, 2006)
  • CAHF/QCHF Institute, Standards of Excellence, A Defining Moment For Risk, Liability and Insurance . . . Understanding Risk Transfer and Risk Retention Practices, 101 (July 24, 2007)
  • RIMS Hawaii Chapter Presentation, Overview of Captive Insurance as an Alternative Risk Financing Mechanism (September 20, 2007)
  • 2007 NRRA Annual Conference, Building Good Corporate Governance Practices (September 26, 2007)
  • 2007 HCIC Captive Forum, Quarterbacking the Captive Creation Process at the Company Level (November 1, 2007)
  • 2008 NRRA Annual Conference, Moderator, Examining Governance from Multiple Perspectives (September 23, 2008)
  • Pacific University Masters of Healthcare Administration Program, Understanding Risk Financing, Captives Risk Retention Groups, 101 (April 24, 2009)
  • 2009 Physician Insurers Association of America Leadership Camp, Taking Command of Your Risks and Risk Financing:  What a Captive Can Do for Your Company (May 13, 2009)