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Joseph J. Pingatore
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Self Employed
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Attorney and arbitrator

  • Address:
    563 Warwick St
    St. Paul, MINNESOTA 55116
  • Cell:
    612-849-1410
  • Email:
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Western National Mutual Insurance Company
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.
    Primary responsibility for all legal and regulatory matters for a group of property/casualty insurance companies writing personal and commercial lines of business. Responsibilities include review of reinsurance treaties, commutations, and manage disputes with reinsurers.

  • Company:
    Country Insurance & Financial Services/MSI
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Vice President, Senior Counsel and Assistant Secretary. Managed the integration of the MSI subsidiary companies into the new parent, and concluded outstanding legal disputes and issues of the subsidiary companies during the transition period following Country's acquisition of the MSI companies.

  • Company:
    MSI Insurance Companies
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.
    Primary responsibility for all legal and regulatory matters for a group of insurance companies, including property/casualty and life. Served on the management team responsible for development and implementaion of the business plans of the companies. Managed litigation including complex multi-million dollar exposures in insurance/reinsurance disputes. Also managed the legal disputes arising from the run-off of the company's program business, including resolution of disputes with reinsurers.

  • Company:
    Western National Insurance
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.
    Primary responsibility for all legal and regulatory matters for a group of property/casualty insurance companies writing personal and commercial lines of business. Responsibilities include review of reinsurance treaties, commutations, and manage disputes with reinsurers.

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    Juris Doctor William Mitchell College of Law
    Bachelors Degree University of Minnesota
  • Designations:
    Admitted to the bars: State of Minnesota, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
    CPCU
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 20 years.
    Legal Department: 20 years. Vice President, General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, Senior Counsel, In-house defense litigation counsel
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 5 years.
    Partner: 3 years.
    Associate: 2 years.
Breakdown of Experience
  • Personal Lines
    15%
  • Automobile Liability/Property
    15%
  • MGA/MGU
    10%
  • Regulatory/Licensing
    10%
  • Commercial Liability
    10%
  • Commercial Property
    5%
  • Employment Practices Liability
    5%
  • Commutations
    5%
  • Life
    5%
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    5%
  • Professional Liability/Errors &, Omissions
    5%
  • Third Party Administrator
    5%
  • Directors &, Officers
    5%
ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Trainee: 1; September 2004

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; January 2010

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 1; Spring 2017

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 24

As an Umpire: 2

As Employee Manager: 7

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
15
Appointed as an arbitrator.
5
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.
3
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
1
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
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.
Employee Manager Experience
Number of Arbitrations
2
Employee Manager of arbitration.
2
Employee Manager of arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
2
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.
1
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.
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