Team

Our Team

Unparalleled Expertise in the Insurance & Legal Industries

Arcina Risk Group is composed of top-notch insurance and legal talent with decades of experience from well-known insurance companies, third party claims administrators, insurance brokerages and law firms.

Our breadth and depth of expertise can complement existing legal and insurance brokerage relationships or we can function as an extension of your risk management department. We are nimble, focused and deliver results. Advocating for your bottom line is a cornerstone of our core values.

Richard A. Janisch  J.D.

Founder/Principal

Los Angeles

213.234.9575

rjanisch@arcinarisk.com

 

Richard A. Janisch is the founding principal of Arcina Risk Group LLC and has built the company into one of the leading insurance archaeology and claims advocacy firms. A licensed attorney, he has more than three decades of experience in the legal, insurance and risk consulting industry.

Mark Hatley

Senior Managing Consultant

Seattle/New Jersey

646.248.1956

mhatley@arcinarisk.com

 

Mark Hatley, Arcina’s insurance archaeology practice leader, has earned the reputation as one of the leading insurance archaeologists in the industry. With more than 25 years of experience, Mark has handled hundreds of investigations for Fortune 1000 and middle market companies as well as public entities.

Alan Freisleben  J.D.

Managing Consultant

Irvine

949.429.6475

afreisleben@arcinarisk.com

 

Alan Freisleben has over 30 years of experience handling all aspects of dispute resolution including trials, appeals, mediations and arbitrations. He has particular expertise in insurance law, errors and omissions litigation, the defense of holding companies from claims of institutional bad faith, alter ego and joint enterprise liability as well as breach of fiduciary duties.

Daina O. Petronis

Managing Consultant

Los Angeles

213.232.3839

dpetronis@arcinarisk.com

 

Daina Petronis has more than 25 years of professional services marketing experience and oversees Arcina’s marketing, business development and operations functions. A results-producing B2B marketing executive, she enjoys building things - teams, departments, programs and processes - to help companies grow. Daina launched Arcina’s brand identity in 2009. Prior to returning to the firm in 2016, she was a marketing director with the global law firm Sidley Austin LLP overseeing four California offices.

Brad Weise  J.D. 

Sr. Consultant - Archaeology & Complex Claims

Seattle

425.590.9565

bweise@arcinarisk.com

 

Brad Weise, a licensed attorney in both California and Washington, co-founded Arcina in 2009 and brings particular expertise with subrogation and complex claims recovery. He has delivered in upwards of a 99% subrogation recovery for insurers and carriers. His work with Arcina’s insurance archaeology practice has helped recover millions of dollars for clients.

Rejo Mathew J.D., CPCU, ARM-E

Sr. Consultant - Archaeology & Complex Claims

Los Angeles

213.588.0889

rmathew@arcinarisk.com

 

Rejo Mathew has more than ten years of experience having worked at the carrier, broker and client level. Rejo manages mass tort and complex general liability claims notification on behalf of Fortune 1000 clients and insurance carriers. Skilled in claims management as well as the advocacy component, he works effectively with counsel and carriers. Rejo has drafted insurance requirements, created safety programs as well as advised on the insurance provisions of contracts.

Michael M. Salem  J.D.

Sr. Consultant – Complex Claims

Los Angeles

310.433.3188

msalem@arcinarisk.com

 

Michael Salem has more than 15 years of experience handling insurance coverage and coverage litigation matters in the areas of intellectual property, professional liability, toxic torts, construction defects and clergy sexual abuse. He is instrumental in setting insurance archaeology strategy, negotiating with carriers to deliver results and advising clients on insurance recovery.

J GreenJeff Green

Sr. Consultant - Contract Compliance 

Las Vegas

916.540.0590

jgreen@arcinarisk.com

 

Jeff Green is a seasoned insurance executive with more than 30 years of industry experience with contractual risk transfer and delivering risk financing solutions. He has particular expertise with contract compliance and a proven track record for complex project advisory in the construction industry consulting on billion-dollar projects. Jeff has designed construction insurance requirements for owners and general contractors, and consulted and trained clients on compliance issues.

Jeff Moerschel CPCU

Sr. Consultant - Archaeology & Complex Claims

Milwaukee

262.617.7338

jmoerschel@arcinarisk.com

 

Jeff Moerschel is a seasoned veteran of the insurance industry having held senior level positions with carriers and third party administrators (TPAs). He has an extensive background in workers compensation and casualty claim auditing, including product liability, TPA selection, asbestos coverage analysis and management, retrospective claims adjustment, administrative claim department analysis, pre-underwriting auditing and open claim analysis. Jeff has conducted insurance archaeology along with legacy acquisition reconstruction to aid in locating historic policies. He assists many of Arcina’s Midwest clients with insurance archaeology and complex claims management.

 

David Koller  J.D.

Consultant - Complex Claims 

Los Angeles

213.588.0883

dkoller@arcinarisk.com

 

A licensed attorney in California and Iowa, Dave Koller has more than 30 years of experience handling highly complex, multi-party asbestos insurance and environmental coverage matters. Dave joined Arcina in 2020 to assist with the growing demand of the firm’s insurance archaeology practice. He interfaces with carrier representatives, advocates on behalf of clients on defense fee and indemnity coverage, and strives to formulate practical solutions to complicated challenges. His expertise includes policy review and analysis along with insurance claims recovery.

Nick VanHole

Consultant – Insurance Archaeology

Montana

406.396.4825

nvanhole@arcinarisk.com

 

Nick VanHole, who joined Arcina in 2019, is a historical researcher and archivist with particular expertise locating insurance policies. He employs creative approaches to locating new research areas and repositories for potential evidence of insurance. A relationship builder, Nick has been challenged to pursue what others have found to be “dead ends” with several of projects.

Pietro Calautti

Consultant – Archaeology 

New Jersey

615.605.3057

pcalautti@arcinarisk.com

 

Pietro Calautti is a skilled researcher and project leader. He has worked on historic insurance reconstruction engagements for Fortune 1000 companies, education institutions, non-profits and public entities. Pietro has conducted research to evaluate client liability coverage, assessed metrics pertaining to coverage amounts, fiscal limits and exclusions. His work has resulted in recognizing over $10 million in savings for clients relating to historic insurance coverage for informing civil cases and litigation proceedings.

Nicholas Early

Consultant – Complex Claims

Los Angeles

213.588.0881

nearly@arcinarisk.com

 

Nick Early specializes in complex claims management and advocacy for Fortune 1000 companies. He has particular expertise handling asbestos claims within the automotive industry and has developed a keen understanding on how to manage the client, insurer and defense counsel relationship to achieve optimum results. Nick builds web-enabled database repositories including insurance policy libraries and case specific documents to deliver real-time claims management, analytics, client claim trends and claim statistics. He also has experience with erosion analysis of insurance policies and allocation modeling for long-tail claims.

Gary Hoffman

Consultant - Archaeology

Los Angeles

323.854.3757

ghoffman@arcinarisk.com

 

Gary Hoffman has spent nearly 30 years as a licensed private investigator specializing in complex business investigations including insurance archaeology, corporate due diligence, real estate and environmental investigations. 

Christmas Myers

Consultant - Archaeology and Complex Claims

San Jose

213.588.0886

cmyers@arcinarisk.com

 

Christmas Myers manages day-to-day claims administration for clients by reviewing complaints, preparing claim notifications to insurance carriers, and tracking correspondence. She interfaces regularly with clients, their defense counsel and insurers to resolve legacy claims. Utilizing claims data analytics, Christmas prepares quarterly reports for carriers on behalf of clients. In addition, Christmas conducts onsite insurance archaeology to research historic insurance policies in response to sexual misconduct claims for school districts and non-profit organizations.

Tarek Moghnie

Claims Data Management Architect

Los Angeles

213.588.1889

tmoghnie@arcinarisk.com

 

Tarek Moghnie brings more than 15 years of information technology experience to implement machine learning and data science tools in risk management. He specializes in designing databases and data analytics applications as well as providing end to end solutions from claims management systems implementation to cloud deployment.

Dan Marshall 

Sr. Consultant - Complex Claims 

North Carolina

704.236.7103

dmarshall@arcinarisk.com

 

Dan Marshall is a highly experienced claims professional focused on delivering results for his clients through operational excellence, improving client satisfaction, and developing high performing teams. He adeptly advises Fortune 500 clients with claims management strategies and interfaces with their insurers.

Bettina Yanga ARM

Consultant - Complex Claims

Los Angeles

213.588.1339

byanga@arcinarisk.com

 

Bettina Yanga is a skilled claims professional with hands-on claims handling experience in property and casualty claims as well as policy interpretation and contractual obligations, claims and coverage analysis. She has a deep understanding of the claims process from the insurance carrier, broker and client perspectives.

Bernie Harrington

Consultant - Complex Claims 

Los Angeles

562.400.3629

bharrington@arcinarisk.com

 

Bernie Harrington brings decades of experience in claims administration, risk identification and analysis, evaluation of risk financing options, and design of loss control techniques. He joined Arcina in 2010 after a 20-year career with Honda North America as the national claims administrator.

Beth Mazurek

Consultant - Complex Claims 

Texas

213.315.1947

bmazurek@arcinarisk.com

 

Beth Mazurek is a tenured litigation claims specialist with nearly 30 years of experience in the handling of litigated claims. With a vast background in litigation, she joined Arcina in 2022 to assist Fortune 1000 clients with their complex claims. Beth is responsible for reviewing and noticing the complaints, monitoring correspondence, interfacing with clients, insurers, and defense attorneys. She also processes defense costs, provides policy interpretation and assists with insurance archeology projects.

Enrica "Ritchie" Lee

Claims Specialist

Los Angeles

213.588.0838

elee@arcinarisk.com

 

Ritchie Lee has more than 30 years of experience in claims administration. She is instrumental in preparing claims notifications for asbestos and other toxic tort claims to insurance carriers on behalf of clients and tracking responses. Ritchie has prepared and monitored loss run reports as well as workers' compensation incidents reports. Prior to joining Arcina, Ritchie worked with the risk management team at Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company and previously spent 24 years with Marsh.

 

 

Eric Rodriguez

Executive Assistant/Insurance Archaeology

Los Angeles

213.315.2362

erodriguez@arcinarisk.com