Profile
Peter A. Scarpato
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Brandywine Group of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Collections Officer – Ceded Reinsurance

  • Address:
    510 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia 19103
  • Phone:
    215 640-1705
  • Cell:
    215 378-8766
  • Email:
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Conflict Resolved, LLC
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    President. Arbitrator, mediator, insurance and reinsurance consultant.

  • Company:
    American International Group, Inc.
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice President – Profit Center Manager, Global Surety Division. Vice President-Counsel, Run-off Division

  • Company:
    American Centennial Insurance Co.
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    Experienced alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) professional, who has served in over 200 cases as either arbitrator or mediator. Began career as a lawyer licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York, and moved into the corporate sector, where work required negotiation of hundreds of complex commercial disputes and settlements involving both insurance and noninsurance matters. Current ADR practice covers all forms of civil, commercial, contract, construction and insurance disputes, with a specific expertise in property/casualty insurance and reinsurance, run-off business, securities, surety and warranty. A member of several arbitration and mediation associations and programs, including ARIAS-US, The Re/Insurance Mediation Institute, Inc. ("ReMedi"), Executive Mediator Services, Case Closure, LLC, Construction Dispute Resolution Services, Inc., FINRA (formerly the NASD) and the ADR programs of the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey and New York.
    Wore many hats in career: served as outside and in-house counsel, senior profit center executive managing business and related litigation, and most recently, as arbitrator or mediator successfully resolving disputes. Unique background with a “global view” of the benefits and costs of effective, efficient ADR.

    With 35+ years experience, well qualified to offer a comprehensive perspective on the proper and reasonable resolution of all types of disputes.
  • Degrees:
    J.D., Rutgers School
    of Law, 1981
    B.A., Rutgers
    University, 1978
    with High Honors,
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • Designations:
    Member of the Board of Directors of AIRROC
  • Other Information:
    Frequent lecturer on alternative dispute resolution, insurance and reinsurance issues at industry-related and continuing legal education seminars, including programs sponsored by The Insurance Society of Philadelphia, AIRROC (Association of
    Insurance and Reinsurance Run-Off Companies),
    American Conference Institute, ARIAS-U.S., Marcus Evans, LexisNexis Mealey’s, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM). Published articles in HarrisMartin’s Reinsurance Report, The New Jersey Law Journal, JTW News and Mealey’s Litigation Report: Reinsurance. Serves as Editor-in-Chief of AIRROC
    Matters, AIRROC’s newsletter covering
    run-off company issues, and on the Board
    of Editors of Harris Martin’s Reinsurance
    Report. Frequent instructor for ARIAS-US’ arbitrator training workshops and also
    volunteers time to participate in mock
    mediation training sessions at NYU School of
    Law in New York City.
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 9 years.
    Legal Department: 3 years. Vice President and Counsel
    Executive Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary): 4 years. COO and Profit Center Manager of Global Surety Division
    Ceded Reinsurance Department: 2 years. Vice President - Ceded Reinsurance
  • Reinsurance Company: 12 years.
    Legal Department: 12 years. Executive Vice President and General Counsel
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 3 years.
    Associate: 3 years. Litigation Associate
  • Insurance-related Firms: 7 years.
    Consultant: 7 years. President , Conflict Resolved, LLC
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 1 year.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 1 year. National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
Breakdown of Experience
  • MGA/MGU
    8%
  • Asbestos
    6%
  • Workers' Compensation
    5%
  • Commercial Liability
    5%
  • Third Party Administrator
    5%
  • Product/Consumer Warranties
    5%
  • Insolvencies
    5%
  • Environmental/Pollution
    5%
  • Contract Wording
    5%
  • Commutations
    5%
  • Fidelity &, Surety
    5%
  • Catastrophes (Property)
    5%
  • Catastrophes (Casualty)
    5%
  • Captives/Risk Retention Groups
    5%
  • Toxic Tort
    4%
  • Product Liability
    4%
  • Employment Practices Liability
    4%
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    4%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    3%
  • Life
    3%
  • Regulatory/Licensing
    2%
  • Accident & Health
    2%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    60%
  • U.K. Market:
    25%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    15%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 40/60%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 65/35%

Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: 120+
ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Faculty: 3; March 2005, September 2005, March 2006

Workshops, as Trainee: 1; September 2002

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; February 2009; September 2011

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 4; Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Fall 2012

Other Approved Training:

ARIAS November 2008 Educational Seminar - FACULTY

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 87

As an Umpire: 23

As Corporate Representative: 26

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
43
Appointed as an arbitrator.
22
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
8
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 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.
6
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.
4
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
5
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
1
Acted as an umpire through an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
3
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.
8
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.
Company Representative Experience
Number of Arbitrations
1
Appointed to act as Company Representative.
2
Company Representative in arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
7
Company Representative in arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage as well as significant motions before the panel, panel consultations, and interim awards, but not through the hearing briefs.
9
Company Representative in arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
7
Company Representative in arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
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