Kevin J. Tierney

ARIAS•U.S. Certified Neutral Arbitrator

Kevin Tierney is an ARIAS-US Certified Neutral Arbitrator and Qualified Mediator. Kevin has over 40 years of experience as a lawyer and senior executive in the life, health and disability insurance and reinsurance industry. He served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of UNUM Corp. (NYSE: UNM) and as General Counsel of Disability Reinsurance Management Services, Inc., a reinsurance intermediary manager and TPA.  He is a former independent trustee of a Merrill Lynch mutual fund which was available to life insurance companies as a funding vehicle for their variable annuity contracts, and he also served as a director of a publicly traded P&C insurance group.  A graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of Maine School of Law, he was a member of the core team responsible for the demutualization of Union Mutual Life Insurance Company and its related initial public offering.




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