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Paul Edward Dassenko
Personal Information
  • Address:
    PO Box 245
    Sharon, CONNECTICUT 06069-0245 United States
  • Phone:
    860-364-5816
  • Cell:
    860-866-7145
  • Email:
Current Employment
  • Company:
    AzuRe Advisors, Inc.
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Arbitration, mediation, and advisory services to the insurance and reinsurance industry.

  • Address:
    445 Park Avenue, 9th Floor
    New York, NEW YORK 10022
  • Phone:
    (212) 223-1606
  • Cell:
    (860) 866-7145
  • Fax:
    (212) 223-1607
  • Email:
Offering Services as Expert Witness in:
Casualty Underwriting, Excess of Loss Reinsurance Agreements, Facultative Certificates, Insurance Underwriting, Liability Underwriting, Professional Liability Underwriting, Pro Rata / Quota Share Reinsurance Agreements, Insurance Claims, Reinsurance Claims, Captives, Commutations, Finite / Financial Reinsurance / Alternative Risk, Fronting Arrangements, Insolvencies, Surplus Relief Contracts
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Risk Transfer Underwriting, Inc. (6/2011 to 2/2018)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    President & CEO of a Managing General Agent specializing in loss portfolios.

  • Company:
    Converium Reinsurance (North America) Inc. (11/04-3/07)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    President & CEO

  • Company:
    GIO Insurance Ltd., Sydney, Australia (9/99-9/00)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Managing Director

  • Company:
    Transit Casualty Company in Receivership (2/89 - 12/94)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Director of Insurance Operations & Senior Officer

  • Company:
    Tretis Group, Inc. (Reinsurance Intermediary) (1986 - 1988)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Principal

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    Advanced Management Program, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland - 2002
    Juris Doctor, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - 1982
    B.A., Walla Walla University, Majors in Business Administration & Spanish - 1974
  • Degrees:
    J.D., B.A.
  • Designations:
    Admitted to State Bar of California - 1979
  • Languages:
    Spanish - Experience in conducting a hearing with testimony in Spanish, documents in Spanish and a written decision in Spanish.
  • Other Information:
    Liquidation: Six years of insurance experience as Senior Officer of property-casualty company in liquidation.
    Arbitration: 19 years of experience is as an arbitrator.
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 12 years.
    Underwriting Department: 2 years.
    Executive Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary): 10 years.
  • Reinsurance Company: 14 years.
    Underwriting Department: 8 years.
    Executive Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary): 6 years.
  • Insurance-related Firms: 7 years.
    Broker: 7 years. Senior Broker & Executive Officer , Production & MGA
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 6 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 6 years. Arbitrator, Umpire, Mediator, Expert Witness & Consultant
Breakdown of Experience
  • Commutations
    15%
  • Asbestos
    7%
  • Finite
    7%
  • Workers' Compensation
    5%
  • MGA/MGU
    5%
  • Commercial Liability
    5%
  • Insolvencies
    5%
  • Toxic Tort
    5%
  • Product Liability
    5%
  • Environmental/Pollution
    5%
  • Commercial Property
    3%
  • Construction Defects
    3%
  • Personal Lines
    2%
  • Product/Consumer Warranties
    2%
  • Energy
    2%
  • Professional Liability/Errors &, Omissions
    2%
  • Agricultural
    2%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    2%
  • Fidelity &, Surety
    2%
  • Directors &, Officers
    2%
  • Catastrophes (Property)
    2%
  • Catastrophes (Casualty)
    2%
  • Automobile Liability/Property
    2%
  • Accident & Health
    1%
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    1%
  • Contract Wording
    1%
  • Alternative/Self-Insurance/Risk Management
    1%
  • Intellectual Property
    1%
  • Libel/Slander/Media Liability
    1%
  • Architects &, Engineers
    1%
  • Captives/Risk Retention Groups
    1%
Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: 7
    As Counsel: 1
ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Faculty: 2; September 2012, September 2013

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; September 2009

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 10; Fall 2002, Fall 2003, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2009, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2017

Other Approved Training:

ARIAS November 2011 Educational Seminar - FACULTY
ARIAS November 2014 Educational Seminar - FACULTY

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 195

As an Umpire: 83

As Employee Manager: 14

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
14
Appointed as an arbitrator.
7
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
80
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
1
Acted as an arbitrator through an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
2
Acted as an arbitrator through an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
14
Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
77
Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Umpire Experience
Number of Arbitrations
2
Appointed as an umpire.
10
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
34
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
2
Acted as an umpire through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
35
Acted as an umpire through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Employee Manager Experience
Number of Arbitrations
4
Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
10
Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full day regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
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