Profile
Donald T. DeCarlo Esq.
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Donald T. DeCarlo
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Sole Practitioner

  • Address:
    61-43 186th St
    Fresh Meadows, NEW YORK 11365 United States
  • Phone:
    718-475-2670
  • Fax:
    718-321-1802
  • Email:
Offering Services as Expert Witness in:
Coverage / Contract Interpretation, Regulatory / Compliance, Reinsurance Contract Wording
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Lord Bissell & Brook LLP
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Managing Partner

  • Company:
    Travelers Insurance Companies
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice President & General Counsel – Chief Legal Officer for Travelers Insurance Company legal matters

  • Company:
    National Council on Compensation Insurance
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    VP & General Counsel

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    Admitted New York State and Federal Courts; Licensed New York State Insurance Broker; Appointed Commissioner of The New York State Insurance Fund and confirmed by the New York State Senate (’97 - 2006); elected Vice Chairman of The New York State Insurance Fund in 2006. & Panel of Arbitrators - American Arbitration Association; Master Arbitrator - New York Insurance Department. & Emeritus Founder and Director of AMCOMP. ;Published books: “Workers’ Compensation Insurance and Law Practice - The Next Generation” by Donald T. DeCarlo and Martin Minkowitz, LRP Publications (’89); Stress in the American Workplace - Alternatives for the Working Wounded” by Donald T. DeCarlo and Deborah J. Gruenfeld, LRP Publications (’89).
  • Degrees:
    BA Economic
    JD
  • Designations:
    WCP
  • Languages:
    English
  • Other Information:
    Significant experience in workers’ compensation and all lines of property/casualty. Primary company legal experience has included General Counsel for Gulf Group and Travelers Insurance Companies; including General Counsel for the National Council on Compensation Insurances. Formal mediation training from Association of the Bar, City of New York.
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 34 years.
    Legal Department: 34 years. Travelers Group/10 years Gulf Group/10 years NCCI, Inc. 14 years
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 9 years.
    Partner: 9 years. Managing Partner - Lord Bissell and Brook LLP
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 15 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 15 years. Arbitrator / Mediator / Head Partner of Law Office of Donald T. DeCarlo
Breakdown of Experience
  • Workers' Compensation
    45%
  • MGA/MGU
    20%
  • Contract Wording
    10%
  • Regulatory/Licensing
    10%
  • Directors &, Officers
    5%
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    5%
  • Asbestos
    2%
  • Insolvencies
    2%
  • Fidelity &, Surety
    1%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    90%
  • U.K. Market:
    10%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 40/60%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 75/25%
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director

Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: 12
ARIAS Experience

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; March 2009; January 2012

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 1; Fall 2002

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 91

As an Umpire: 70

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
10
Appointed as an arbitrator.
12
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
10
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
8
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.
6
Acted as an arbitrator through an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
20
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.
25
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
9
Appointed as an umpire.
8
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
11
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
5
Acted as an umpire through an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
6
Acted as an umpire through an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
14
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.
17
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.
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