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Katherine Lee Billingham
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Scottish Re
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Vice President & Deputy General Counsel of life reinsurance company

  • Phone:
    (704) 752-3427
  • Cell:
    (317) 796-4700
  • Email:
  • Website:
    www.scottishre.com
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    KB ReSolutions, Inc. and Scottish Re (a reinsurance company)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Reinsurance and Insurance Umpire, Arbitrator and Mediator in P&C and Life, ACTIVE OFFICER of Scottish Re – a reinsurance company – Assistant Vice President and Assistant General Counsel

  • Company:
    Universal Reinsurance Corporation
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel/ responsible for arbitrations, commutations, negotiations, litigation management and run-off management for Universal Re and its affiliated companies.

  • Company:
    Carson and Guemmer
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Associate counsel/ responsible for insurance defense and coverage litigation.

  • Company:
    Ohio Department of Insurance Liquidations
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Currently serves as the Reinsurance Consultant for the Insurance Liquidation office and its estates.

  • Company:
    Katherine L. Billingham, Co., LPA
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    law practice – reinsurance arbitration and insurance coverage litigation (asbestos & environmental and other commercial), consultation, general practice

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    Juris Doctor, 1982; C.P.C.U., 1989
  • Other Information:
    Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Excess, Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Committee; authored published articles on reinsurance arbitrations, commutations and run-off and given presentations on those topics; Member of the International Association of Insurance Receivers (serving on the Publications Committee); Served as acting Judge on several occasions in Ohio courts; Member of the Ohio Bar Association; Member of the Florida Bar Association; Licensed to practice before several Federal courts; Certified Arbitrator/Mediator on Roster of Neutrals with the American Arbitration Association; Certified mediator.


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Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 2 years.
    Legal Department: 1 year. Northwestern National Insurance Company
    Executive Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary): 1 year. Bellefonte Insurance Company
  • Reinsurance Company: 12 years.
    Legal Department: 6 years. Universal Reinsurance Corporation (P&C) + Scottish Re (Life)
    Executive Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary): 6 years. Universal Reinsurance Corporation +Scottish Re
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 10 years.
    Partner: 10 years. Katherine L. Billingham, Co., L.P.A.
  • Insurance-related Firms: 4 years.
    4 years. Ohio Insurance Liquidation Office , Reinsurance - Legal
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 5 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 5 years. KB ReSolutions, Inc.
Breakdown of Experience
  • Life
    25%
  • Asbestos
    20%
  • Commercial Liability
    15%
  • Contract Wording
    10%
  • Environmental/Pollution
    10%
  • Accident & Health
    5%
  • Automobile Liability/Property
    5%
  • Insolvencies
    5%
  • Commutations
    5%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    80%
  • U.K. Market:
    20%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 35/65%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 80/20%
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer

Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: 05
    As Counsel: 36
ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Trainee: 1; January 2003

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; May 2010

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 2; Spring 2012, Spring 2017

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 47

As an Umpire: 52

As Outside Counsel: 5

As Employee Manager: 41

As Corporate Representative: 41

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
8
Appointed as an arbitrator.
4
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
12
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
9
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.
1
Acted as an arbitrator through an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
7
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
7
Appointed as an umpire.
2
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
8
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
3
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.
3
Acted as an umpire through an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
22
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.
7
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
1
Retained and Acted as Lead Counsel, up to, but not including, the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
2
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.
1
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.
1
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.
Employee Manager Experience
Number of Arbitrations
15
Employee Manager of arbitration.
10
Employee Manager of arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
5
Employee Manager of 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.
5
Employee Manager of arbitration through pre-hearing briefs.
3
Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
3
Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full day regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Company Representative Experience
Number of Arbitrations
15
Appointed to act as Company Representative.
10
Company Representative in arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
5
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.
5
Company Representative in arbitration through pre-hearing briefs.
3
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.
3
Company Representative in arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Biography

Dynamic, results-oriented, experienced Arbitrator and Mediator, highly accomplished in reaching cost-effective solutions in hundreds of complex reinsurance and insurance matters for 28 years

Historical
In the 1980’s Katherine served as Vice President and General Counsel to Universal Reinsurance Corporation and its affiliates. As a key part of the runoff team, she was primarily responsible for negotiating hundreds of millions of dollars in assumed, ceded and direct matters including legal and contractual issues, commutations, claims, audit issues, recoveries and letters of credit, as well as supervising litigation, arbitrations and mediations to successful resolution.

In 1990, Katherine started her own law firm and has represented numerous insurance and reinsurance companies (including those referenced above) in reinsurance arbitrations, insurance defense litigation and insurance coverage cases, including asbestos and environmental coverage matters. These cases have been extensively litigated, arbitrated and/or mediated over many years and involved negotiations of billions of dollars and coordination with dozens of counsel as well as numerous Federal Court Judges, trustees and class representatives.

Current
Since 2004, most of her professional work has been focused on providing arbitrator and mediator services to the reinsurance and insurance industry. She has assisted numerous parties in reaching highly satisfactory, cost-efficient and sensible results. Additionally she has provided reinsurance recovery services to the industry and served as the Reinsurance Consultant to the Ohio Insurance Liquidation Office from 2004 -2008.

Arbitrator and Mediator Certifications
She is a Certified Neutral with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and a certified Arbitrator with AIRROC. Additionally she has presented at many conferences since 2004 as a Mock Mediator including ARIAS, AIRROC, ABA Dispute Resolution Committee, Marcus Evan