Stephanie Mapes

ICCIE elective: Risk Retention Groups

Stephanie Mapes is a member of the Insurance Law and Intellectual
Property Law teams at Paul Frank + Collins, with a focus on captive insurance, trademarks, and copyrights. Stephanie’s captive insurance practice involves advising clients with respect to pure and association captives, risk retention groups, reciprocal captives and other alternative insurance arrangements; specifically with respect to the tax, regulatory and legal ramifications of various transactions, entity structures, contract negotiations and insurance programs.

The captive insurance team of Paul Frank + Collins has expertise in multiple industries and facilitates insurance solutions for companies across the country, most of which are Fortune 500s with captives in
Vermont, South Carolina and Arizona. The firm’s risk retention
group clients are largely representative of the health care industry.

Stephanie has been participating in and monitoring the reactions of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and other industry participants related to the Government Accountability Office’s
recently released report on risk retention groups.

Stephanie is a frequent lecturer at captive insurance conferences, including the Vermont Captive Insurance Association conference (the largest captive insurance conference in the world) and captive forums in Bermuda. She has also been a guest lecturer at Vermont Law School on the topic of captive insurance and serves on the Boards of Directors for many of the Vermont captive insurance
companies represented by Paul Frank + Collins.

University of Delaware, B.A., 1983

Vermont Law School, (magna cum laude), 1988

Staff, Vermont Law Review, 1986-1987;
Editor, 1987-1988

Bar Admissions
State of Vermont, 1989

Professional Organizations:
Vermont Bar Association
American Bar Association

Industry Organizations
VT Captive Ins. Association,(VCIA)
Legislative Committee

Int’l Ctr for Captive Ins.
Curriculum Committee

Author, “Cybertrage and Reverse Hijacking: The Uncertain State of Trademark Law as Applied to
Internet Domain Names”,
23 Vermont Bar Journal 46, December 1997

Author, “Report of the General Accountability Office on Risk Retention Groups,”
September 2005


Risk Retention Groups – $750