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Andrew S. Walsh
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Walsh ADR Services
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Arbitrator and Consultant, serving as an arbitrator in over 100 arbitrations involving reinsurer/insurer, insurer/agent, insurer/TPA, insurer/MGA and insurer/insured disputes. Since 2017 has served as a FINRA arbitrator.

  • Address:
    113 Cherry Lane
    Berwyn, PENNSYLVANIA 19312 United States
  • Phone:
    610-574-7219
  • Cell:
    610-574-7219
  • Email:
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Legion Insurance Company (In Liquidation) - 2009-2019
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice President and General Counsel of insurance company in liquidation; responsibilities include resolving disputes with reinsurers and claimants; general corporate legal issues.

  • Company:
    Legion Insurance Company - 1987-2003
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice President and General Counsel; Managed Law Department with primary responsibility for managing disputes with cedents and reinsurers, MGAs, TPAs, agents, brokers and insureds, relating to the company's program and rent-a-captive business. Also counsel on employment, corporate, contract and other areas of the law. Managed contract wording department, loss control department and special investigations unit.

  • Company:
    Walsh ADR Services - 2003-2009
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Arbitrator and Consultant, serving as an arbitrator in over 90 arbitrations involving reinsurer/insurer, insurer/agent, insurer/TPA, insurer/MGA and insurer/insured disputes.

  • Company:
    Colonial Penn Group, Inc., 1982-1987
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Associate General Counsel; providing regulatory counsel and litigation management services, with emphasis on reinsurance and managing general agency disputes.

  • Company:
    Richard, Brian, DiSanti & Hamilton, Media, PA, 1980-1982
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Associate in private practice concentrating on labor law.

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    No
  • Education:
    Union College, B.A. 1976; New York University School of Law, J.D., 1979; CLU - 1985; Admitted to PA bar - 1979; Chair, ARIAS Member Services Committee; Mediation Training – Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation – 2007. ARIAS-US Certified Arbitrator – 2003; ARIAS-Umpire List 2006; ARIAS-US Qualified Mediator – 2008
  • Designations:
    Retired from practice of law - 2020
    FINRA Certified Arbitrator - 2017
  • Other Information:
    Extensive experience counseling companies and managing arbitrations from both reinsured and reinsurer perspective. Experience as an arbitrator in reinsurance, managing general agent and insured disputes.
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 26 years.
    Legal Department: 26 years. Senior Vice President, General Counsel
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 2 years.
    Associate: 2 years. Associate in Labor Law Firm
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 6 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 6 years. Independent Arbitrator, Umpire, Mediator and consultant
Breakdown of Experience
  • Workers' Compensation
    20%
  • Captives/Risk Retention Groups
    14%
  • Alternative/Self-Insurance/Risk Management
    14%
  • Accident & Health
    10%
  • MGA/MGU
    9%
  • Automobile Liability/Property
    5%
  • Third Party Administrator
    5%
  • Regulatory/Licensing
    5%
  • Commercial Liability
    5%
  • Commercial Property
    5%
  • Insolvencies
    5%
  • Product/Consumer Warranties
    3%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    75%
  • U.K. Market:
    5%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    20%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 30/70%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 85/15%
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director

ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Faculty: 2; March 2005, March 2007

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; February 2009

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 2; Fall 2002, Spring 2004

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 90

As an Umpire: 18

As Employee Manager: 30

As Corporate Representative: 20

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
11
Appointed as an arbitrator.
16
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
34
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.
10
Acted as an arbitrator through an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
1
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.
17
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
1
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
6
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 one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
1
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.
9
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
30
Not available or unwilling to provide. ARIAS recognizes that in an effort to protect the respective company(ies) that you work(ed) for, you may not be able to divulge the status of the arbitrations that you participated in. Indicate such arbitrations here.
Company Representative Experience
Number of Arbitrations
20
Not available or unwilling to provide. ARIAS recognizes that in an effort to protect the respective company(ies) that you work(ed) for, you may not be able to divulge the status of the arbitrations that you participated in. Indicate such arbitrations here.
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