Timothy Curley
Personal Information
  • Attorney:
  • Certified Arbitrator:
Work Experience
Current director of an insurance or reinsurance company: No
Former director of an insurance or reinsurance company: No
Current officer of an insurance or reinsurance company: No
Former officer of an insurance or reinsurance company: No

Reinsurance Department: Reinsurance Department, Legal Department

Law Firm Experience: Counsel, Associate

By Market
U.K. Market: 1-25%
U.S. Market: 75-100%
Mediation Experience
Minimum Number of Mediations as Counsel: 15
ARIAS Experience
Workshops, As Faculty: 2024 Spring Seminar, moderator for panel involving Insolvencies and Mass Tort Bankruptcies; 2023 Fall Conference - panelist. Breakout session on Arbitration Costs and Cost Saving Measures; 2019 Fall Conference - panelist - general session on Confidentiality ; 2018 Spring Conference - panelist - breakout session on Talc claims
Workshops, as Trainee: Yes
Arbitration Experience
Number of Arbitrations as Outside Counsel: 20-25
Arbitration Experience: As Corporate Representative: Corporate representative on numerous arbitrations at various stages, several of which progressed through a full hearing to an award.
Tim Curley is the Senior Reinsurance Counsel at Allianz Reinsurance America, where since 2017 he has provided legal advice on a variety of ceded and assumed reinsurance issues, including arbitrated and litigated disputes, and commutations. Prior to joining Allianz, Tim represented cedents and reinsurers as a counsel in the Insurance/Reinsurance Group at Crowell & Moring, and as an associate at Chadbourne & Parke. Tim's legal career has spanned over 28 years and has included periods outside of reinsurance in government service at the Commercial Litigation Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Navy Office of General Counsel and the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Tim’s reinsurance and insurance work has spanned a variety of claim types, including:
• asbestos
• sexual abuse
• pollution
• toxic tort
• health hazard
• product liability
• general liability
• concussion
• COVID-19
• worker’s compensation.

In private practice and as in-house counsel, he has handled arbitrations involving a myriad of complex allocation and contract interpretation disputes. Based on this experience, Tim brings to the table as an arbitrator his expertise in a variety of areas, including:

• insurance and reinsurance contract interpretation
• follow the settlements
• custom and practice in the reinsurance industry
• policy aggregation and treaty aggregation issues / number of occurrences
• exhaustion issues
• commutations
• late notice
• access to records / audits
• setoff
• collateral issues – LOCs and trusts
• privilege and confidentiality issues
• discovery disputes
• insolvencies and liquidations – insurer and reinsurer
• loss portfolio transfers (LPT)
• insurance business transfers (IBT)
• third party administrators (TPAs)
• ECO and XPL
• utmost good faith
• rescission claims
• risk retention groups and mutual companies