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A new congressional drive has been launched to expand the coverages risk retention groups (RRGs) can offer to their policyholder-owners.

Legislation, H.R. 4523, introduced by Rep. Al Green (D-TX) along with seven cosponsors, all Democrats, would allow RRGs to offer property coverage. Under current federal law, RRGs, which are a special type of captive insurance company, can only offer commercial casualty coverages—except workers compensation.

Under the legislation, like a measure introduced but ...

The National Risk Retention Association (NRRA) will present Robert “Skip” Myers, Jr. with the 2019 Karen Cutts Achievement Award at their 2019 National Conference held in Chicago. Skip has been involved with NRRA for three decades and has been their general counsel for the past 17 years. Skip recently sat down with NRRA to discuss their decades-long relationship, the RRG industry and receiving the Karen Cutts Achievement Award. Read the full interview here.

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Atlanta (March 2018) – Morris, Manning & Martin Partner Tony Roehl has accepted the post of Co-chair of the firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Practice. Roehl, based in Atlanta, shares leadership of the group with Robert “Skip” Myers, who is Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

In addition to concentrating on insurance regulatory and corporate matters, Roehl also speaks nationally on cutting-edge topics such as insurance aspects of drones, self-driving cars, and other unmanned v ...

Atlanta (August 2017) – Almost two dozen partners at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP are included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. The attorneys are based in Atlanta, Georgia, Washington, D.C. and Savannah, Georgia. Some are recognized in more than one category.

The attorneys included in the ranking are:

REAL ESTATE

  • Thomas S. Gryboski: Leisure and Hospitality Law, Atlanta
  • Carol Weld King: Leisure and Hospitality Law, Washington, D.C.
  • John G. “Sonny” Morris: Real Estate Law, Atlanta
  • Gerald L. ...

Washington, D.C.(August 2017) – Robert “Skip” Myers  of Morris, Manning & Martin received a standing ovation at an international insurance industry awards ceremony this month. The U.S. Captive Review Awards honored him for “Outstanding Contribution by an Individual.” The honor recognized what the judges called “his significant and sustained contribution to North America’s captive insurance industry.”

“A generous contributor of time and expertise to associations as well as clients, Skip has been a ...

Atlanta (December 2016) – Captive Review, a leading insurance-sector publication, has named Robert “Skip” Myers, the Managing Director of the Washington, D.C. office of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, to the magazine’s Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame feature in the publication’s December issue recognizes the most influential individuals the captive insurance industry has produced, or been served by, over the past 50 years. Myers is one of 13 inaugural honorees from around the world.

The publicat ...

Robert “Skip” Myers, comanaging partner of the Washington, D.C. office and cochair of the Insurance and Reinsurance practice at Morris, Manning & Martin, explores the liability issues surrounding Pokémon Go, the augmented reality phenomenon gripping teenagers and adults around the world. 

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Pokémon Go opens the uncharted space between reality and digitally augmented reality, which creates opportunities for mishaps, accid ...

Atlanta/Washington D.C. (July 2016) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has appointed Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP partner Chris Petersen to the Board of Visitors for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Gov. McAuliffe appointed Petersen to the Virginia Tech post in June.

“Virginia’s economic future runs through our colleges and universities, and the leaders I appointed to boards of visitors this year understand the imperative to strengthen our academic institutions and make them mo ...

Atlanta (August 2015) – The captive insurance industry has delivered another award for excellence to Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. The 4th annual U.S. Captive Services Awards named MMM the winner of the Onshore Law Firm category, which recognizes the firm’s work inside the U.S. The criteria included legal expertise and innovation, strategic vision and client care. This is the firm’s second win in that category. It captured the same honor in 2012.

The awards – the only ones dedicated to the capt ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 2, 2015) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP (MMM), today announced that former Hogan Lovells partner Carol Weld King has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, expanding the real estate practice group in that office started a year ago by Betsy Karmin. King’s practice will focus primarily on transactions in the hospitality and lodging industry, complementing the firm’s strong hospitality practice in Atlanta.

King is well known in the hospitality arena, having most recently ...