Andrew Maneval

Chesham Consulting, LLC

Andrew Maneval is the President of Chesham Consulting, LLC, providing services as an Umpire, Arbitrator, and Mediator in the insurance/reinsurance and financial services industries; he also provides consulting and expert witness services in these fields.  Andrew is accredited as an Umpire and Arbitrator by ARIAS●US, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Run-Off Companies (AIRROC). He serves as an arbitrator/umpire for the American Arbitration Association and ICDR, and is an authorized Mediator in New Hampshire state courts.  He has trained various industry groups on Arbitration, Reinsurance, and Negotiations, and has frequently lectured on these topics.  As an Umpire, Arbitrator, attorney, expert witness, and company manager, Andrew has been involved in hundreds of arbitrations.

Andrew worked as an attorney for thirteen years before becoming an executive with various insurance and reinsurance companies in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.  He was the President, COO, and Board Chairman of First State Insurance Company, New England Reinsurance Corp., ITT New England Management Co., Inc., and Horizon Management Group, LLC.  He was responsible for winding up various run-off insurance and reinsurance businesses in the US and UK.  He was a Director and Manager of the Excess Insurance Co., Ltd. and Downlands Liability Management, Ltd.  Andrew was with The Hartford for sixteen years; prior to that, he had been a partner in the New York law firm of Mound, Cotton, Wollan & Greengrass, specializing in insurance and reinsurance matters.  He was a co-founder of the trade association, AIRROC, and served as its first Board Chairman.  Andrew also served as a charter member of the Insurance/Reinsurance Industry Dispute Resolution Task Force, and helped draft AIRROC’s Arbitration Procedures.

Session Information:

Thursday, November 5th | 2:35 – 3:25 PM & 3:30 – 4:20 PM

Exploring Dissenting Opinions by Arbitrators
This interactive roundtable discussion will explore several questions concerning an arbitrator’s dissenting opinion. What ethical constraints apply? Should an arbitrator dissent only on the grounds that would support vacating the award? Can a draft dissent influence a panel’s final award? What consequences might flow if the dissent becomes public?

Moderator: Kevin J. Tierney, ARIAS Certified Neutral Arbitrator
Panel: Patricia Taylor Fox, Deputy General Counsel, Reinsurance, AIG
Michele L. Jacobson, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Andrew Maneval, ARIAS Certified Umpire and Arbitrator