Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 40/60%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 90/10%
Workshops, as Trainee: 1; January 2003
Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; June 2010
John R. Cashin is retired general counsel for the general insurance business of Zurich Insurance Group. The general insurance business segment is the largest portion of Zurich's operations with over $36 billion in written premiums and over 50,000 employees operating in 200 countries. Prior to that role he was the General Counsel and Head of Compliance and Government Affairs for the Group’s Life and General Insurance operations in the Middle East and Africa. He was based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Prior to that assignment he served as the Chief Compliance Officer of Zurich Financial Services, Zurich, Switzerland. In that role he was responsible for oversight and compliance direction for the Group’s operations in over 170 jurisdictions. He joined Zurich in January 2004 from the Insurance Regulatory Practice Group at the law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavin in New York City. Prior to his law firm practice he served as Deputy Superintendent of the New York State Insurance Department where he was responsible for the Property/Casualty Bureau. Prior to his Insurance Department experience he spent twenty years in the reinsurance business with the major reinsurance intermediaries in the United States.
In addition to his arbitration practice, Mr. Cashin serves in the capacity of an administrative law judge (Inquiry Panel Member) for the Central Bank of Ireland where I adjudicate cases brought by the Bank against individuals and institutions based on alleged violations of the financial services laws of Ireland.
Mr. Cashin is a frequent contributor to insurance industry publications and has authored a quarterly Underwriting Insight column for Best's Review. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the United Nations Development Corporation and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Operating Corporation. He is a member of the bars for New York State and US Federal District Courts, the US Court for International Trade and the United States Supreme Court. He is a graduate of St. Francis College and received his MBA degree from the City University of New York. He holds a law degree from Fordham University and a LLM Degree in International Law from New York University Graduate School of Law.