Arthur Perschetz

ICCIE elective: Understanding the Intricacies of Cell Captives

Arthur Perschetz serves as counsel in Baker & Daniels’ insurance and finance services group where much of his practice focuses on forming captive insurers and risk retention groups and is recognized as one of the District of Columbia’s leading practitioners in this area.  His experience in insurance-related regulatory and corporate matters and lobbying includes company and agency formations, acquisitions, sales and mergers.

Arthur also advises clients on corporate restructuring alternatives such as demutualizations and mutual holding company reorganizations. He is also experienced in matters involving redomestication and a wide variety of holding company issues. In addition, he counsels clients on bank insurance sales programs including Internet-related sales issues. Arthur has more than four decades of legal experience in the insurance industry.  He speaks and writes frequently about captive insurers and risk retention groups.



  • Law: Syracuse University College of Law, J.D. (1967)
  • Additional: Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Executive Education Program
  • Undergraduate: Syracuse University, B.A. (1965)

Bar Admission(s)

  • District of Columbia; New York; North Carolina; U.S. Supreme Court


  • National Association of Insurance Commissioners
    Industry Advisory Committee to the Market Conduct and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee
    Industry Advisory Committee to Draft Model Redomestication Law
  • Advisory Committee on Captive Insurance to the Commissioner of Insurance of the District of Columbia
  • Federation of Regulatory Counsel
  • International Center for Captive Insurance Education
    Marketing Committee, Lecturer
  • Captive Insurance Council of the District of Columbia (2001–present)
    Board of Directors; Chair, Education Committee
  • Fell’s Point Residents Association, Baltimore (2006–present)

Recent publications, articles and speeches include:

  • World Captive Forum
    • “Cells and Cell Structures,” 2007
  • Captive Insurance Council of the District of Columbia
    • “Current Legal Issues Affecting Captives and Risk Retention Groups,” 2008
    • “Solving Healthcare Liability Risks Through Alternate Risk Transfer,” Seminar, 2007
  • Captive Insurance Companies Association
    • “Segregated Cells,” International Conference,
  • Montana Captive Insurance Association
    • “NAIC Update RRG Regulation,” Annual Meeting, 2008
  • Self-Insurance Institute of America Annual National Education Conference
    • “Segregated Cell Captives,”
  • District of Columbia City Council Committee on Consumer Regulatory Affairs
    • “Testimony at Budget Hearing for Department of Insurance,” Securities and Banking, 2008
  • American Society of Association Executives
    • “The Next Generation of Association-Sponsored Insurance Programs,” Webinar, 2008
  • Risk and Insurance Research Group
    • “Sponsored Captives: A Look at the History and Usage of Sponsored Captives, PCCs and Rent-a-Captives and How They are Best Utilized,” 2008
    • “Seminar Captive Basic Workshop,” 2008
  • “Opportunities Abound,” Cell Company Handbook 2008, Captive Review
  • “Segregated Strengths,” Captive and ART Review (2007)
  • “Spouting Growth,” Captive and ART Review (2007), Co-author