Profile
Kevin J. Tierney
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Self- employed
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Umpire, neutral arbitrator and mediator in insurance and reinsurance disputes.

  • Address:
    5645 Modena Place
    Sarasota, FLORIDA 34238 United States
  • Cell:
    207-776-4173
  • Email:
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Disability Reinsurance Management Services
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Vice President and General Counsel. Drafted and negotiated reinsurance treaties on behalf of DRMS’ affiliated reinsurers for group life, AD&D and short-term and long-term disability insurance. In connection with DRMS’ role as a Third Party Administrator, provided advice on claims under the foregoing underlying insurance coverages as well as cancer and critical illness. TPA and Reinsurance Intermediary Manager regulatory compliance.

  • Company:
    Self-employed
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Arbitrator, mediator, attorney and expert witness

  • Company:
    UNUM Corp.
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior VP, General Counsel and Secretary (1991-1999).
    Various other legal positions of increasing responsibility (1976-1991). Officer and director of affiliated life insurance companies. Overall responsibility for all domestic and international legal affairs of this S&P 500 insurance and reinsurance organization. Insurance products included life (including AD&D), short term and long term disability (including individual non-cancellable disability), medical and long term care. M&A experience including acquisitions and divestitures of blocks of business and domestic and foreign companies.

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    Bowdoin College;
    University of Maine School of Law
  • Degrees:
    BA cum laude;
    JD
  • Other Information:
    One of the principal members of Union Mutual's demutualization team (1984-1986). Former independent trustee of a Merrill Lynch mutual fund which was available to life insurance companies as a funding vehicle for their variable annuity contracts. Former director of publicly traded P&C insurance group. Formal mediation training from: University of Southern Maine.
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 23 years.
    Legal Department: 23 years. General Counsel, several other positions of increasing responsibility
  • Reinsurance Company: 8 years.
    Legal Department: 8 years. Vice President and General Counsel
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 3 years.
    Partner: 3 years. owner
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 7 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 7 years. arbitrator, mediator and expert witness
Breakdown of Experience
  • Long Term Disability
    40%
  • Life
    15%
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    13%
  • Regulatory/Licensing
    10%
  • Accident & Health
    5%
  • Third Party Administrator
    5%
  • Disability
    5%
  • Contract Wording
    5%
  • Finite
    1%
  • MGA/MGU
    1%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    98%
  • U.K. Market:
    2%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 60/40%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 99/1%
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director

Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: 5
ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Faculty: 1; October 2018

Workshops, as Trainee: 1; September 2002

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; March 2010

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 2; Spring 2017, Fall 2020

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 13

As an Umpire: 6

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
4
Appointed as an arbitrator.
3
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
1
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
2
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.
3
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
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
2
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 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.
1
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.
Biography