Profile
Michael S. Davis
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Counsel. Commercial insurance disputes, bankruptcy, arbitration.

  • Address:
    1120 North Avenue
    New Rochelle, NEW YORK 10804 United States
  • Phone:
    914-649-9447
  • Cell:
    914-649-9447
  • Fax:
    866-213-9038
  • Email:
  • Website:
    www.zeklaw.com
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Zalkin Rodin & Goodman
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Partner. Commercial insurance disputes, bankruptcy, arbitration.

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

    Senior Counsel. Commercial insurance disputes, bankruptcy, arbitration and reinsurance disputes.

  • Company:
    Chadbourne & Parke
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Commercial litigation

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    Attorney admitted in New York. Also admitted in several United States courts, including the Supreme Court, several circuit courts of appeals and district courts.
  • Degrees:
    JD Boston Univeristy 1972
    AB University of Rochester 1969
  • Other Information:
    I have served as an arbitrator and umpire in non-insurance arbitrations not listed in this form.
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 6 years.
    Legal Department: 6 years. Head of all corporate litigation for AIG
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 45 years.
    Partner: 35 years.
    Associate: 10 years.
Breakdown of Experience
  • Alternative/Self-Insurance/Risk Management
    30%
  • Asbestos
    30%
  • Workers' Compensation
    5%
  • Commercial Liability
    5%
  • Third Party Administrator
    5%
  • Life
    5%
  • Insolvencies
    5%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    5%
  • Fidelity &, Surety
    5%
  • Captives/Risk Retention Groups
    5%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    90%
  • U.K. Market:
    5%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    5%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 95/5%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 30/70%
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer

Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Counsel: More than 10
ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Trainee: 1; September 2010

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; May 2010; January 2012

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 7

As an Umpire: 2

As Outside Counsel: 59

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
4
Appointed as an arbitrator.
2
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 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.
Umpire Experience
Number of Arbitrations
2
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.
Lead Counsel Experience
Number of Arbitrations
15
Retained and Acted as Lead Counsel, up to, but not including, the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
5
Acted as Lead Counsel through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
22
Acted as Lead Counsel through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
4
Acted as Lead Counsel through to an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
5
Acted as Lead Counsel through to an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
2
Acted as Lead Counsel 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 Lead Counsel 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

A text biography is available on my firm's website https://www.zeklaw.com/_bio/Michael_Davis.pdf