Profile
Elliot S. Orol
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Church Pension Group
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice President, Managing Counsel-Insurance, and Assistant Secretary — Provide legal, regulatory, business and compliance advice (1) to company’s property and casualty insurance operations with respect to underwriting, claims, reinsurance, dispute resolution and related matters, and (2) to company’s life insurance operations with respect to group and individual life policies, group and individual annuities, claims, disability coverage, investments and related matters.
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  • Address:
    19 East 34th Street
    New Y ork, NEW YORK 10016 United States
  • Phone:
    212 592-4296
  • Cell:
    917 974-6203
  • Email:
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    The Navigators Group, Inc.
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Legal Advisor and Acting General Counsel

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

    Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary —
    Responsible for all corporate legal and regulatory affairs, including mergers and acquisitions, management of reinsurance arbitrations and litigation, negotiation and drafting of insurance, reinsurance, program administration, commutation and other agreements, compliance, securities and Board of Directors matters.

  • Company:
    The Navigators Group, Inc.
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice President and General Counsel —
    Responsible for all corporate legal and regulatory matters, including management of reinsurance arbitrations and litigation, negotiation and drafting of insurance, reinsurance, program administration, agency, commutation and other agreements, compliance, acquisitions, securities filings, Board of Directors work, and human resources.

  • Company:
    Gerling Global Financial Products
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Managing Director and General Counsel —
    Responsible for all corporate legal affairs, including finite reinsurance contracts, alternative risk transfer documentation, and trust, confidentiality, indemnification, investment management, financial and other agreements, and strategic direction and day-to-day management of several complex reinsurance arbitrations.

  • Company:
    Cozen O’Connor
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Partner. Corporate insurance practice, including acquisition of insurance business, negotiation of executive employment agreements, advising clients across range of insurance and reinsurance matters such as management of claims, risk retention groups, onshore and offshore captives, annuities, employment litigation and sexual harassment investigation.

  • Company:
    GRE Insurance Group
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary —
    Responsible for all corporate legal affairs, including all contracts, litigation, regulatory, licensing and employment matters, and representation of GRE in successful mediations of two large claims.

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    J.D. (1980, University of Chicago Law School); M.B.A. (1981, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business);
    Member of the New York Bar (admitted 1981);
    Certified Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers (2000); Member of the Dispute Resolution, International and Business Law Sections of the American Bar Association.
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 25 years.
    Legal Department: 11 years. VP and General Counsel/Associate Corporate Counsel
    Executive Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary): 14 years. SVP and General Counsel
  • Reinsurance Company: 2 years.
    Executive Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary): 2 years. General Counsel
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 8 years.
    Partner: 3 years. Partner
    Associate: 6 years. Associate
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 1 year.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 1 year. Private Legal and NASD Arbitration Practice
Breakdown of Experience
  • Life
    25%
  • Captives/Risk Retention Groups
    10%
  • Employment Practices Liability
    10%
  • Contract Wording
    5%
  • MGA/MGU
    5%
  • Intellectual Property
    5%
  • Ocean Marine
    5%
  • Commutations
    5%
  • Professional Liability/Errors &, Omissions
    5%
  • Regulatory/Licensing
    5%
  • Financial Guarantee
    5%
  • Finite
    5%
  • Alternative/Self-Insurance/Risk Management
    5%
  • Directors &, Officers
    5%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    55%
  • U.K. Market:
    25%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    15%
  • European Market:
    5%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 50/50%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 75/25%
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director

Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Counsel: 1
ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Trainee: 1; September 2008

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; May 2010

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 5

As Employee Manager: 6

As Corporate Representative: 1

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
1
Appointed as an arbitrator.
3
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.
Employee Manager Experience
Number of Arbitrations
2
Employee Manager of arbitration.
1
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.
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
1
Appointed to act as Company Representative.
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