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Gerald C. Yoshida
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Biography

Gerald C. Yoshida leads the firm's Captive Insurance 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 Hawai‘i. He maintains an "AV" rating by Martindale Hubbell.

Gerald represents a majority of the captive insurance companies licensed in the State of Hawai‘i. He has been involved with captives in Hawai‘i since the State's captive law first went into effect in 1987, and was instrumental in licensing the first captive in the State of Hawai‘i 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.

His captive insurance and insurance regulatory experience includes matters relating to formation and ongoing operational issues, re-domestication, conversion, liquidation, coverage matters, policy drafting, reinsurance, reinsurance trusts, and corporate governance.

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • J.D. - 1977
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • M.S. - 1975
  • Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
    • B.S. - 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Hawaii Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Court Annexed Arbitration Program, Arbitrator, 1987
  • Court Annexed Arbitration Program, Secretary, 1991 to 1993
  • Court Annexed Arbitration Program, President, 1993 to 1996
  • Court Annexed Arbitration Program, Chairman, 1996
  • Court Annexed Arbitration Program, Director, 1991
  • Hawaii Captive Insurance Council, Director
  • Coalition of Alternative Risk Funding Mechanisms, 2000
  • National Risk Retention Association (Government Affairs Committee)
  • Hawai‘i Captive Insurance Council, Past Chairman of the Board, President and Director

Practice Areas:

  • Captive Insurance
  • Business Law and Securities

Honors

  • Martindale Hubbell, AV
  • HCIC Excellence Award, 2016 Captive Insurance Companies Association, Distinguished Service Award, 2013
  • Captive Review Magazine, Top 5 of the Power 50, 2012

Classes & Seminars

  • Lecturer, Hawaii Captive Insurance Forum, 1992
  • Lecturer, Hawaii Captive Insurance Forum, 1994
  • Lecturer, Hawaii Captive Insurance Forum, 1996
  • Lecturer, Hawaii Captive Insurance Forum, 1998
  • Lecturer, Hawaii Captive Insurance Forum, 1999
  • Lecturer, Hawaii Captive Insurance Forum, 2003
  • Insurance School of the Pacific Orientation Program, 1989

Past Positions

  • Department of the Attorney General, State of Hawaii, Deputy Attorney General, 1978 to 1983

Representative Clients

  • College Liability Insurance Co.
  • K-M Insurance Company
  • Royal Hawaiian Insurance Company